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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 July 6, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Child Custody 101

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to divorce and child custody. Having a basic understanding of the two is vital to the success of your case. Should you file for a divorce or legal separation? Can you have legal custody if your child doesn’t live with you? Consider this your much needed crash course in … Read more

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on May 18, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce by Publication in New York

Despite popular belief, it is possible to get a divorce if you don’t know where your spouse lives. This process is called Divorce by Publication, and it isn’t easy. Divorce by Publication is a long and tedious process, and you should not proceed without an attorney. An Overview of Divorce by Publication This kind of … Read more

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on September 22, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

How to Conduct Yourself in a Courtroom

Your divorce case will likely require you to appear in divorce court several times for different litigation sessions or to file and present your case before a judge.

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on May 19, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

The Divorce Process in New York

“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?”

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on March 17, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on March 11, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Preparing for a Divorce Trial

While most divorce cases are settled outside of the court room, highly contested actions often proceed to trial.

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on February 11, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Annulments, Divorce, and Legal Separation

New Yorkers looking to part ways with their spouse have three options: an annulment, divorce, or legal separation.

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on February 4, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on January 13, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

What Kind of Divorce is Right for You?

You’ve weighed your options, waited till after the holiday season has passed, and are finally ready to file for divorce.

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on December 30, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Gearing Up for Divorce Month

The beginning of a new year is marked with resolutions, promises made to oneself to better themselves in one way or another, such as joining a gym or changing careers.

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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 August 6, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

A Guide to Divorce by Publication in New York

It can be difficult to divorce a missing spouse, especially in cases of abandonment, but it is not impossible.

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on July 30, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Social Media Rules for Divorce

Social media is becoming an increasingly popular component of divorce cases across the globe.

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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.

blog post
on July 2, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Marriage Equality = Divorce Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges that makes same sex marriage legal across the country.

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on June 12, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on April 17, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on April 10, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Timeline for Divorce in New York City

The family law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C. has been representing New York City residents in divorce cases since 1990. One of the most common questions our clients have is “How long will it take to get divorced?”

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on April 2, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Special Issues Facing High Net Worth Divorces

Divorces involving a great deal of assets require the specialized attention of an experienced matrimonial attorney.

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on March 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

The Power of Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have the power to greatly impact marriages and divorces.

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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 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 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 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 August 22, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Chinese District Puts Cap on Divorce Filings

In a drastic attempt to preserve the sanctity of marriage, a city district in China is limiting the number of divorce filings to 15 per day.

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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 24, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Sherri Shepherd’s Child Custody Victory

Sherri Shepherd is having one heck of a year. Recently fired from her co-host position on The View and in the midst of a divorce and two child custody battles, she can sure use some good news.

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on July 1, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

What Happens if I Can’t Afford my Legal Fees?

Reports are surfacing regarding George Zimmerman’s financial standing amid his current divorce action against his wife, Shellie Zimmerman.

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on June 10, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 May 29, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

How to Handle Divorce Depositions

If your divorce action cannot be settled outside of the court room and a trial is pending, both parties will have to partake in a deposition.

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on May 15, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Rumors Swirl Amidst Sherri Shepherd’s Divorce Announcement

Sherri Shepherd, a co-host on The View, filed for divorce from her husband, Lamar Sally, earlier this week.

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on April 29, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on April 24, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

What Should I do if My Ex is Making Divorce More Difficult?

Divorce is a trying time, both mentally and emotionally.

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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 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 19, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Is American Media Making a Mockery of Divorce?

Americans hold a fascination with “reality” television, especially court room dramas that allow participants to air their dirty laundry for the world to see.

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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 February 20, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Washington Man Forges Divorce Documents, Faces Jail Time

According to a recent report in the Whidbey News-Times, an Oak Harbor man tried to get a divorce by falsifying divorce documents with the court.

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on February 13, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Grey Divorce in Hollywood

As discussed in a recent NearSay blog post, the percentage of divorces involving baby boomers is steadily on the rise.

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on February 10, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce by Default in New York State

In an ideal world, every divorce would proceed without incident and would lead to an amicable split between spouses.

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on February 4, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Same Sex Couple Adoption Woes

Late last week, a judge in Brooklyn ruled that a woman was not allowed to legally adopt her wife’s biological child.

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on December 27, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Spitzer to Divorce

Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, announced their intention to divorce earlier this week.

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on December 20, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Frequently Used Court Terms

The contested divorce process can be stressful and confusing.

blog post
on December 11, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Same Sex Divorce Struggles

Marriage equality is a hot button issue in the United States, with state governments continually granting homosexual couples the right to marry.

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on December 6, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

But Who Gets The Dog?

New York City residents are, without a doubt, pet people.

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on November 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Should You Get Divorced During the Holiday Season?

The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially during this time of year.

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on November 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Rupert Murdoch Finalizes Third Divorce

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, finalized their five month long divorce today, by admitting in New York County Supreme Court that they had reached an agreeable settlement.

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on September 26, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Grey Divorces

As previously discussed, grey divorces are a rising trend in the divorce world.

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on September 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

George Zimmerman is Facing a Divorce

Last week it was announced that Shellie Zimmerman, wife to George Zimmerman, had filed for divorce in Florida.

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on August 30, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 19, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Odd Ruling Out of Tennessee

An odd ruling out of Tennessee has some wondering if a judge overstepped her bounds by changing an infant’s name completely- instead of simply deciding which surname the child would have.

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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.

blog post
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 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Death over Divorce

Divorces are common and they’re no longer frowned upon, but one New Jersey native would rather be a widow than a divorcee.

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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 11, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

New Trend Alert: Lifestyle Clauses

A new trend that is sweeping tinsel town allows couples to get everything, and I mean absolutely everything, in writing before they marry.

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on June 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 6, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Russian President Announces Divorce

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have officially announced that they are divorced.

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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 April 30, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Man Avoids Court-Ordered Test by Shaving

New York man Roberto De Paz attempted to avoid a court-ordered hair-follicle test in a custody case by shaving his body hair.

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on April 19, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Recent Court Decisions in New York

Julissa A. v. Martin O., April 9, 2013- NY Family Court dismissed the mother’s petition for a modification of a child support order because she failed to prove that there was a substantial change in circumstances since the initial court proceeding in which the child support agreement was put into place.

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on April 17, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Unusual Adoption Case to go Before U.S. Supreme Court

An unusual adoption case, which exemplifies the complexity and significance of certain family law disputes, will go before the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013.

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on March 19, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Child Custody Decision of Interest

In a recent family law case, decided by Justice Jeffrey Sunshine in Kings County on Monday, a mother was granted custody of her children, while their father was granted decision-making custody for choices regarding any medical or mental health issues for the children.

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