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on March 7, 2019 / by Brian Perskin

Changing a Child’s Last Name Following a Divorce

While the practice is becoming less common as societal trends shift, one spouse typically takes the last name of the other spouse. Furthermore, when a couple has a child, the individual will typically assume the same last name as the couple. However, if a couple in this situation has a divorce, the question that may … Read more

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on November 9, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Law Guardians in Child Custody Cases

Child custody actions involve the whole family, not just parents. In New York custody cases, a child will be appointed a law guardian, who will advocate on their behalf. Besides representing children, what is the law guardian’s role in divorce and custody disputes? An Advocate for Your Child A law guardian is your child’s attorney … Read more

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on April 26, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

What is the Hague Convention?

Last week, we briefly mentioned the Hague Convention while discussing traveling with children during divorce. Besides being a very complex area of law, what exactly is the Hague Convention, and how can it help protect your children? An Introduction to the Hague Convention The Hague Convention (HC) is a treaty that was created to help … Read more

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on September 2, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Child Abuse v. Child Neglect in New York

Child abuse and neglect are two of the most serious and concerning types of cases currently plaguing the Family Court system.

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on May 12, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Introducing Your Child to the Concept of Therapy

As discussed previously, divorce effects all children differently.

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on April 29, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Would Your Child Benefit from Therapy?

Divorce effects children differently.

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on March 24, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Troubled Spouses and Child Custody

Issues surrounding child custody and visitation during contested divorce battles are a major concern for the court.

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on December 10, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Parental Alienation in Custody Disputes

Divorce can be a trying time.

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on October 15, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

How is Child Custody Determined in New York?

Agreeing on a child custody plan is one of the hardest components of divorce.

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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 September 30, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on September 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Domestic Abuse Can Determine Child Custody

Domestic violence is a very serious matter that can play a pivotal role in divorce and child custody proceedings in New York State.

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on September 8, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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?

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on August 27, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on August 14, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on March 12, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle

Uncontested child custody cases have the potential to turn into nasty battles.

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on February 18, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on January 29, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Determining Paternity in New York City

Paternity disputes and DNA tests have been portrayed as a joke by television shows like Maury, when in reality, they play a pivotal role in child custody and support cases throughout the United States.

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on January 6, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

What to Anticipate During Tough Custody Battles

Regardless of how good intentions between parties may be at the start of a child custody action, there is always the possibility of emotions turning sour, minds being changed, or other unexpected circumstances (such as the emergency relocation of one party) that will impact the proceedings.

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on December 18, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Visitation with an Abusive Spouse

Domestic violence is a major issue that plagues unhealthy relationships, and in extreme circumstances, can even become life threatening.

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on October 29, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Get Help for Domestic Violence NOW

A news report is surfacing of a woman, a victim of repeated domestic abuse, who stealthily called 911 for help while her attacker was still in the home.

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on October 15, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on September 8, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute

An unidentified woman is being accused of kidnapping after she took her child from its father during a heated custody dispute.

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on June 23, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Possible New NYC Family Court Judges

New York State legislatures voted to increase the number of Family Court judges on Thursday, June 19th, and Friday, June 20th.

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on June 17, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 9, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

People v. Glob, and the Impact on Orders of Protection

What does a case involving an impersonation of a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar have to do with matrimonial and family law?

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on March 28, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

What is “Conscious Uncoupling”?

Gwyneth Paltrow harnessed the power of social media and announced her ” conscious uncoupling” from long-time husband and Coldplay front man Chris Martin on her lifestyle blog earlier this week.

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on March 6, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

18 Year Old NJ Girl Sues Parents for Child Support

A strange family court case out of New Jersey is making headlines across the country, as news outlets are rushing to report on an unemancipated teenage girl who is suing her parents for child support.

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on January 28, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Can Your Kids Benefit From a Divorce?

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved.

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on November 14, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Law Guardians: An Advocate for Your Child

If you are going through a divorce and have children with your spouse, then chances are you will deal with a law guardian.

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on November 5, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The Model Divorce for Parents

Earlier last week, actor Orlando Bloom and supermodel Miranda Kerr announced that they would be ending their 3-year marriage.

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on October 23, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Don’t Stay Together for the Kids!

Divorce has only become socially acceptable within the past few decades.

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on October 15, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Does Your Child Need Therapy?

Last week we discussed the importance of men seeking professional help to aide in coping with divorce.

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on September 17, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 21, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Custody Agreement Reached in NFL Slay

A child custody decision was reached this week regarding Zoey Belcher, daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.

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on June 20, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 19, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Technology Changes the way Ex’s Communicate

Technology is constantly advancing, and with it, so are the ways we communicate.

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on June 5, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Sealing Court Records in Celebrity Divorces

According to the case Globe Newspaper Co. v. Superior Court, the First and Sixth Amendments, as applied to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, allows both the press and the public to have access to court documents and records.

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on May 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

You and your spouse have decided to part ways.

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