What Happens to Pets After a Divorce?
Divorce isn’t easy for anybody. It can tear apart families and leave people – especially children, emotionally traumatized. Divorce also can have an adverse effect on the animals we love and treat as part of our family. But, after the dust settles, where do they go? What happens to pets after divorce? Pets and Divorce … Read more
Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting in New York Divorce Cases
A number of divorced parents are drifting away from traditional custody and co-parenting arrangements. Instead, they are opting for alternative parenting methods. One non-traditional form of co-parenting is referred to as the Bird’s Nest method. What is bird’s nest co-parenting, and is it right for your family? What is Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting? Bird’s nest co-parenting … Read more
Divorce Support Groups in New York City
You probably never thought your life would come to this. Separation, divorce, and all of the horrible things that come with it. Not only is divorce is one of the biggest changes you will face, but it can also be one of the scariest. The good news is that there are divorce support groups throughout … Read more
Alternative Methods to Help Cope with Divorce
It’s no secret that the divorce process is rough. It is emotionally and mentally draining, and can do major damage to your self-esteem. Learning how to cope with divorce will determine how the process affects you, and help you prepare for a happier and healthier life once your case is finished. There are countless ways … Read more
What To Expect When Relocating Out Of New York After A Divorce
If you are involved in a divorce in New York and are planning to move out of state after the divorce is finalized, there are some things you should know first. While moving out of state can be a good idea, it does bring with it some unique challenges. Keep reading to learn what to … Read more
The Divorce Process in New York City: A Guide to Navigating Your Case
The divorce process can be confusing, especially if you’ve never had to deal with divorce before. When can you file, and where should you do it? What documents do you need, and how long until you are divorced? New York City divorce cases are complex matters, and unfortunately, no two actions will be the same. … Read more
The Positive Side to Divorce (Yes, it Really Can be a Good Thing!)
Listen, we know that divorce sucks. Sure, some days will be easier than others, but divorce does have its difficulties. You will be stressed, hurt, and feel worn down. This is completely normal, and it won’t last forever. Believe it or not, there is a positive side to divorce, and it can actually be a … Read more
Is a Lump Sum Alimony Payment Right for You?
Alimony is one of the most fought over parts of divorce in New York. Whether you’re receiving support, or you have to pay your ex, you likely have some strong views on the subject. A hot topic of contention is lump sum alimony payments vs. monthly payments. What are Lump Sum Alimony Payments? Lump sum … Read more
Physical Custody in New York State
Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences you will have, especially if you have children. Child custody is a major part of most divorce cases, and it can be broken down into two types: physical custody, and legal custody. What is physical custody, and what does it mean for your divorce? What is Physical … Read more
The Financial Benefit of Divorce
It comes as no surprise that divorce can be a costly endeavor. Legal fees, becoming a single income household, and support payments can do major damage to your wallet. As awful and scary as that all sounds, there is a financial benefit to divorce. Fresh Start for Financial Responsibilities You face a big lifestyle change … Read more
Modifying Child Custody Orders in New York
Child custody is one of the most important components of divorce. Your child custody agreement will determine if your child will live with you, or if you can make decisions on their behalf. It is likely that your child custody order will need to be changed as time goes on. What are some of the … Read more
Protecting Your Credit during Divorce
Divorce has the power to impact every aspect of your life, especially your finances. Protecting your credit during your divorce will help to secure your financial future after your case is settled. What steps can you take now, to ensure that your credit doesn’t suffer later? Why Your Credit Score Matters Your credit score is … Read more
Orders of Protection in New York
Orders of Protection are court orders that aim to help prevent harassment, domestic abuse, and stalking. These court orders are fairly common in divorce and family law cases. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these documents. Filing for an Order of Protection New York State allows litigants to file for an Order … Read more
Divorce During the School Year: Q&A
Back to school season can be tough for families of divorce. There can be a lot of uncertainty surrounding custody, support, and co-parenting during the school year. Things can become even more complicated if your divorce case is just beginning. What are the most common questions divorced parents have regarding the school year? Will my … Read more
Parallel Parenting: Conflict Free Co-Parenting
Last week, we briefly touched on parallel parenting during our discussion on alternative forms of co-parenting. However, this method deserves more in-depth coverage, as it can be helpful for divorcees who are unable to co-parent successfully. What is Parallel Parenting? Parallel Parenting allows for divorced couples to co-parent while keeping their interaction with each other … Read more
Statements of Net Worth in New York Divorce
Some of the most common points of contention in New York divorce cases involve money. Spouses often disagree on child support, alimony, and equitable distribution. How can a Statement of Net Worth help to alleviate these issues? What is a Statement of Net Worth? A Statement of Net Worth is a court document, and is … Read more
A Step-by-Step Guide for Changing Your Name After Divorce in NYC
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who wish to change their name after divorce, and those who don’t. Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name, while others, well, they could care less. Follow these instructions if you want to change your last name, or call us at … Read more
Moving On After Divorce
Let’s be honest: divorce hurts. You are mourning the loss of a relationship, a way of living, and reentering the world as a single person. It’s scary, and you may not know what to do, or how to cope after your case is finalized. Read on for tips and ideas on how to move on after … Read more
The 4 Cardinal Rules of Co-Parenting
A divorce involving children can be an incredibly difficult experience, especially when it comes to learning how to co-parent effectively.
What Can I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?
As a custodial parent, one of your primary goals is to promote a healthy and active relationship between your child and your ex-spouse.
Modifying Court Orders in NYC
There are two forms of child support modifications: upwards modification and downwards modification.
Child Support and Summer Camp
New York State requires a non-custodial parent to help with child rearing costs during, and after, a divorce or child custody action.
Commemorating Your Divorce
Life’s milestones deserve to be celebrated and commemorated.
Learn to Thrive After Divorce
Divorce can be a long process, full of twists, turns, and unexpected roadblocks.
Divorced Moms on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day can be difficult for divorced parents, especially mothers.
Would Your Child Benefit from Therapy?
Divorce effects children differently.
Troubled Spouses and Child Custody
Issues surrounding child custody and visitation during contested divorce battles are a major concern for the court.
Modifying an Order of Child Support
Child support is an integral component of divorce and custody disputes, and is typically awarded to the parent who is granted residential or primary custody of a child or children.
Celebrating with Divorce Parties
Once an outrageous concept, divorce parties are growing in popularity as the stigma associated with ending a marriage disappears.
Extending Orders of Protection
An Order of Protection is a legally binding court order that acts as a tool to prevent harassment, abuse, stalking, or other violent and threatening behavior to occur between two or more people.
Divorce’s Impact on Health Insurance
Divorce can have an impact on many aspects of your life, including your health insurance coverage.
Alternative Co-Parenting Strategies
Our society is shifting to one that places a high value on the benefits of co-parenting, and non-traditional custody agreements and parenting plans reflect that.
Divorce Can Be a Good Thing!
Divorce is tough. It can be an emotionally trying time, full of sadness, anger, or resentment.
Holiday Co-Parenting Strategies
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season this Thursday.
Relocation with Children after Divorce
Divorce cases can become exponentially more difficult if children are involved, since there are issues surrounding child custody, visitation, and support that must be addressed.
An Introduction to Child Custody in New York
Trying to navigate a New York City Family Court while pursuing a child custody case can be daunting, especially for parties who have no prior experience with this type of legal matter.
Infographic Helps Parents Visualize the Effect of Divorce on Kids
Did you know that there is an average of 6 to 7 divorces per 1,000 people in New York State?
Co-Parenting Goes High-Tech
Technology plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, especially in our communication and relationships.
Effective Co-Parenting for Families of Divorce
Parents who are in the beginning stages of ending their relationship should strive to have an amicable, child centered divorce.
Back to School Season and Divorced Families
Back to school season can be challenging for parents whose children are still in full time summer mode.
Marital Debt in New York Divorce
We have previously discussed the division of assets in New York divorce.
Can a Pet Help You Cope with Divorce?
Divorce can be a traumatic and heartbreaking experience for all involved.
New Developments in Billion Dollar Divorce Case
Last year, reports surfaced that a record shattering divorce settlement had been reached in a 6 yearlong battle.
Protecting Your Business During Divorce
High net worth divorce cases involve assets of significant value, which can include business ownerships or partnerships.
Animal Custody in New York City Divorce
According to a 2014 study from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), attorneys across the country have noticed a sizeable increase in the number of pet custody cases over the past five years.
Mothers’ Rights in New York Divorce
Primary child custody has historically been awarded to mothers in divorce cases due to “maternal preference,” or the notion that mothers raised children best, not fathers.
Attorney Perskin Lends Insight in Reuters Article on Divorce Apps
Attorney Brian Perskin was recently consulted in new Reuters piece describing the growing role of expense and budgeting apps in the life of newly divorced couples.
Child Custody and Support in New York State
Child custody and child support are two of the primary parts of New York divorce cases involving children.
How Can I Rebuild my Credit After Divorce?
As previously discussed, contested divorces can have the potential to ruin a party’s credit score due to litigation costs, becoming a single income household, and new financial obligations such as child support and maintenance payments.
Alternative Parenting Arrangements during Divorce
Parents who opt for an amicable divorce over a contested litigated battle will often research alternative parenting and custody arrangements to help their children transition and process the divorce better.
Coping With Divorce During The Holiday Season
The holiday season, typically a joyous time of the year, can be hard on those going through divorce, especially families with children.
$995 MILLION Divorce Settlement Shatters US Records
Divorce doesn’t always come cheap, especially if you’re one of the wealthiest oil tycoons in the country.
Supernatural Creature Denied Alimony from Human Husband
A woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now facing a post-divorce life without alimony after the Appeals Court in Dubai ruled that her husband was not required to pay her a sum of about $11,000 US in spousal support.
Becoming a Divorced SINGLE Parent
Typically, divorce professionals and therapists will recommend couple’s actively participate in co-parenting their children after they decide to end their marriage.
Protecting Your Credit During (and After) a Divorce
Divorce can lead to a slew of financial dilemmas, which can negatively affect your credit score.
Divorce and Co-Parenting During The School Year
Making the transition from summertime fun to a regimented school schedule can be difficult for both children and parents, especially if the parents are divorced.
Divorce and Estate Planning in New York State
Here at Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., we are very big supporters of modifying your estate plans and details of your last will and testament after a divorce is finalized.
Divorced and Living Together with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.
According to a report on the Huffington Post, Gwyneth Paltrow and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Chris Martin, are still residing under the same roof.
Halle Berry’s HUGE Child Support Order
It is being reported that Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her ex-boyfriend and father of her 6 year old daughter, Gabriel Aubry, a whopping $16,000 per month in child support.
Traveling Internationally with Kids During Divorce
Traveling with children, both domestically and internationally, can be a rewarding, relaxing, and even educational experience.
Spitzer’s Ex-Wife Cleans Up in Divorce Settlement
Only months after former disgraced New York Governor Elliot Spitzer announced his plan to divorce Silda Wall Spitzer, a settlement has been reached.
What Should I do if My Ex is Making Divorce More Difficult?
Divorce is a trying time, both mentally and emotionally.
What is a QDRO and How can it Benefit Me During a Divorce?
A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO for short, is a court ordered evaluation of retirement accounts.
Its Party Time: The Rise in Popularity of the Divorce Party
The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief. For some, they feel a sense of joyfulness.
Does Your Child Need Therapy?
Last week we discussed the importance of men seeking professional help to aide in coping with divorce.
The Toll Divorce Takes on Your Health
Divorce can be stressful, and it comes as no surprise that men and women handle and cope with the process differently.
So, You Want to Relocate
Whether you are in the midst of a divorce or family court battle, or a judgment has already been issued concerning your case, relocating with a child can be difficult if there is a court order in place concerning custody or visitation.
The Smart Strategy that Benefits Your Kids
There are many issues that need to be addressed while you’re getting divorced, and the list only grows when there are children involved.
Our Firm’s Successful Divorce Settlements
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, the law office of Brian D. Perskin & Associates will fight to help achieve the result you desire.
Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements
We’ve all heard the horror stories involving divorces- they’re long, expensive and stressful.
All’s Fair in Love and Alimony
Alimony (also referred to as spousal support), a sum of money oftentimes paid to a woman from her ex-husband to help her maintain a semblance of the lifestyle she once had while married, is drastically changing.
Fathers and Divorce
Men are often overlooked when it comes to divorce.
Remarrying Your Ex
NeNe Leakes, who shot to reality television show fame on Bravo’s hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, remarried her ex-husband, Gregg Leakes, over the weekend.
Gray Divorces: New Trend for those 50+
According to a poll conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), people who are 50 years or older are getting divorced at an increasing rate.
Why You Should Get Along With Your Ex
Now that you know how to properly communicate with your ex, it’s time to outline exactly why keeping a line of friendly communication open is important.
Technology Changes the way Ex’s Communicate
Technology is constantly advancing, and with it, so are the ways we communicate.
Choosing the Right Attorney
We’ve all seen the ads online or in the back of the classified section of the newspaper, advertising “Quick and Easy Divorces for a Low, Low Price!”,
More FAQ Regarding Divorce and Family Law
With a combined total of over 40 years of collaborative experience, the attorneys at Brian D. Perskin and Associates have handled thousands of divorce and family law cases.
Jane Lynch Divorcing Wife
Glee actress Jane Lynch has announced that she and Dr. Lara Embry, her wife of just over 3 years, are filing for divorce.
Should I Get a Prenup?
During a segment regarding marriage and money on Fox & Friends last month, personal finance expert Dave Ramsey made a very incorrect statement when asked if a couple should create and sign a prenuptial agreement.
Changing Your Name after Divorce
Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name after divorce, a way to fully let go of the past and turn their focus to the new life that waits.
A New Take on Alimony
A study conducted using United States Labor Force Statistics shows that just under 30% of women out earn their husbands annually.
Financial Advice for After Your Divorce
Congratulations! Your divorce is finally settled and you can leave behind the stress and anxiety that came with it.
Jo Wood: Emerging from Divorce with a New Outlook on Life
Jo Wood spent 30 years being married to Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, until he left her for a younger woman in 2008.
One Surprising Way to Mark the End of a Divorce
The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief.