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on September 15, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Spousal Support After An Affair

Adultery is a common cause for spouses to separate and divorce. In many states, including New York, adultery by a spouse may be considered by the court in different aspects of the divorce proceedings. Here’s our guide to spousal support after an affair. Legal Grounds For A Divorce In New York, divorcing spouses may seek … Read more

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on April 27, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

When Does The Wife Have To Pay Alimony?

Traditionally alimony has been a benefit provided to women after a divorce. But the concept, like society at large, has evolved. There are a growing number of stay-at-home dads and women are the primary breadwinners in 40% of today’s households. This is a fundamental change in the financial makeup of the American family. Along with … Read more

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on December 7, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

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

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on July 14, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Common Divorce Myths in New York

The internet is a wonderful tool, but it can be harmful to your divorce or child custody case. There are countless divorce horror stories online, and it’s hard to not believe them. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have shed a light on the most common New York divorce myths out … Read more

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on January 26, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Does Cheating Affect Alimony in New York City?

As of this writing, about 50 percent of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce.

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on November 21, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

What Makes Military Divorce Different

For the most part, the divorce process for members of the military is no different than it is for civilians.

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on September 13, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

What Makes “Gray Divorce” Different

There are has been a recent spike in couples pursuing divorces later in life, leading to the coinage of the term “Gray Divorce” to describe this occurrence.

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on August 12, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Family Law Misunderstandings

Initiating a divorce or family court matter can be intimidating and confusing, especially when there are many misconceptions surrounding the process.

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on July 15, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Modifying Court Orders in NYC

There are two forms of child support modifications: upwards modification and downwards modification.

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on October 12, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

New Spousal Maintenance Laws Coming into Effect This Month

After years of effort from lawmakers and advocates, the state of New York has finally passed comprehensive maintenance (or alimony) reform.

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on October 8, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce

Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience.

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on July 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Marital Debt in New York Divorce

We have previously discussed the division of assets in New York divorce.

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on July 16, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

What is an Enhanced Earnings Capacity?

Equitable distribution, or the division of assets, is a major component of most New York divorce actions.

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on June 17, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Prenuptial Agreements during Divorce Actions

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are receiving praise from matrimonial attorneys throughout New York because of the security they provide married couples in the event of divorce.

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on May 1, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Infidelity Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements

The popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise.

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on March 4, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

The Benefit of Prenuptial Agreements

The prenuptial agreement’s popularity is on the rise, and for good reason.

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on January 19, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on November 11, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

$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.

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on October 21, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on October 8, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Fever Hits Hollywood

Divorce has swept through Hollywood over the last month, and celebrities from all sides of the entertainment business are feeling the blow of their marriages ending.

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on September 29, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Protecting Your Credit During (and After) a Divorce

Divorce can lead to a slew of financial dilemmas, which can negatively affect your credit score.

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on August 25, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Handling College Tuition Obligations During Divorce

Regardless of whether your children are young, just starting high school, or embarking on their collegiate journey, the subject of college tuition needs to be addressed in New York divorce cases.

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on July 30, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorces Involving Invalid Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are legally binding documents signed by a couple before their marriage that details their separate property (including investment and other financial accounts), and outlines how potential joint assets will be divided in the event of a divorce, as well as addressing the issue of alimony.

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on July 10, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Post-Nuptial Agreements and Stay-at-Home Parents

People choose to become stay at home parents for many different reasons, which can include the birth of a child, sudden unemployment, or rising costs in childcare and nanny services.

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on April 16, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Will a Cheating Spouse “Lose” in Court?

Finding out your spouse had an affair can be devastating. You will feel angry, betrayed, sad and even revengeful.

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on April 3, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on March 13, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Top 10 Signs You Need a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce. Just the word alone may conjure up feelings of anxiety regarding the unknown

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on January 22, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

What the Heck is a Statement of Net Worth?!

A Statement of Net Worth is used in every contested divorce case to help outline current or expected finances.

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on January 6, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Common Divorce Misconceptions

January, to many lawyers, is referred to as “Divorce Month” based on the high average of new clients and filings during the first month of the new year.

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on August 23, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on August 13, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Same Sex Divorce

Same sex marriage supporters are rejoicing now that homosexual marriage is being recognized in a growing number of states throughout our country.

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on July 30, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

What is a Private Judge?

A little known trick of the trade to getting a divorce settled quickly is to hire a private judge to hear the case.

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on July 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

What to Expect When You Contact Us

You’ve given it careful consideration and have decided that you either want to divorce your spouse or proceed with a family court matter.

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on July 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements

We’ve all heard the horror stories involving divorces- they’re long, expensive and stressful.

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on July 2, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 24, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 17, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on May 31, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on May 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on December 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

4 Tips for Dating After Divorce

There is life after divorce, and it often includes dating. If you feel you are ready to jump into the dating scene, you should keep a few pointers in mind.

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on December 11, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Joe Piscopo Behind on Child Support

Actor/comedian Joe Piscopo was recently ordered by a judge to pay $10,000 to his ex-wife, Kimberly Driscoll.

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on November 15, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

New Jersey Alimony Laws Have Many Critics

Many people in New Jersey are complaining about the state’s unfair alimony laws

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on September 21, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Technology Can Supplement Legal Representation During Divorce

If you want immediate answers regarding how much you will pay in alimony child support, you may be considering some of the newest technology gadgets.

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on September 21, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How To Protect Yourself When Your Spouse Keeps the Home

If you and your spouse decide that he or she can keep the marital home, you should make sure your interests are protected.

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on September 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Handling Your Finances After Divorce

After divorce, money is usually tight for most people.

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on September 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Reasons to Get a Postnuptial Agreement During Marriage

You have likely heard of a prenuptial agreement, which is a document signed before marriage

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on August 1, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Adrienne and Paul of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Divorce

Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently filed for divorce.

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on July 27, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Men May Need Extra Legal Help During Divorce

Many men fear getting a bad deal during divorce since sometimes it seems the cards are stacked against them.

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on June 22, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

4 Hurtful Things Your Friends Might Say During Your Divorce

There are many difficult things about divorce, and one is when you have to tell your friends.

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on June 14, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

David Arquette and Courtney Cox Officially File for Divorce After Separation

David Arquette and Courtney Cox have been separated for quite some time, since October 2010.

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on June 14, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Reconcile Before Divorce Is Final

Everyone likely remembers the high profile divorce case of Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa.

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on June 8, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Dennis Rodman Ordered to Pay Child Support

Apparently Dennis Rodman is better at playing basketball than paying the child support he was ordered to pay for his two children.

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on June 1, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Getting Control of Your Finances Before Divorce

If you think you are on the road to divorce, and you are unsure of how your finances are, you should start paying more attention to this aspect of life.

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on May 24, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Veteran’s Disability Benefits

If you get veteran’s disability payments and are considering divorce, you may wonder if you will have to include this compensation as part of your income.

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on May 16, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How Does Hiring a Lawyer Trump Doing the Divorce Yourself?

As you are probably aware, it is possible to get a divorce without a lawyer.

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on May 11, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

More Women These Days Pay Alimony and Child Support

Recent studies have found that more women than ever are paying child support and alimony to their ex-husbands.

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on May 11, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

When you are dating and want to take a break from the relationship for a while, you can usually do just that.

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on April 4, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

What Happens When Divorcing an Unemployed Spouse?

If your spouse is currently unemployed, and you have decided that divorce is right for you, it is important to know what to expect from this process.

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on April 4, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Divorcing an Unemployed Spouse

Before you get a divorce in New York, you need to look at all the ways you will be affected, especially when it comes to finances.

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on March 28, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

5 Tips for a More Sane Divorce

Divorce is never easy, but there are ways to make the process go as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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on March 28, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How to Manage Social Media during your Divorce

If you are going through divorce, it is wise to keep your personal life to yourself rather than blasting it on Facebook and other social networking sites.

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on March 21, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Contested Divorce v. Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties can come to an agreement on all outstanding issues, which means that they can usually avoid a costly litigation.

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on March 21, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How to Increase the Spousal Support You Recieve

If you are currently receiving spousal support, also called alimony, there may come a time when you wish to increase it.

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on March 13, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How are Alimony and Child Support Payments Treated by the IRS?

As tax time approaches, you may be wondering how to treat income you get after a divorce.

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on November 2, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Reasonable Alimony Expectations in New York

When applying for alimony or spousal support, this is not a ticket for free income for the rest of your life.

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on October 15, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Dealing with Alimony and Divorce

Dealing with alimony and divorce is a hot topic and there are differing views on how to alimony or spousal maintenance is to be determined and what is actually fair and equitable in each situation.

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