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
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
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
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.
The Divorce Process in New York
“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?”
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.
Preparing for a Divorce Trial
While most divorce cases are settled outside of the court room, highly contested actions often proceed to trial.
Annulments, Divorce, and Legal Separation
New Yorkers looking to part ways with their spouse have three options: an annulment, divorce, or legal separation.
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.
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.
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.
Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce
Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience.
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.
Social Media Rules for Divorce
Social media is becoming an increasingly popular component of divorce cases across the globe.
Marital Debt in New York Divorce
We have previously discussed the division of assets in New York divorce.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
Special Issues Facing High Net Worth Divorces
Divorces involving a great deal of assets require the specialized attention of an experienced matrimonial attorney.
The Power of Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have the power to greatly impact marriages and divorces.
The Benefit of Prenuptial Agreements
The prenuptial agreement’s popularity is on the rise, and for good reason.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grey Divorce in Hollywood
As discussed in a recent NearSay blog post, the percentage of divorces involving baby boomers is steadily on the rise.
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.
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.
Spitzer to Divorce
Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, announced their intention to divorce earlier this week.
Frequently Used Court Terms
The contested divorce process can be stressful and confusing.
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.
But Who Gets The Dog?
New York City residents are, without a doubt, pet people.
Should You Get Divorced During the Holiday Season?
The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially during this time of year.
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.
As previously discussed, grey divorces are a rising trend in the divorce world.
George Zimmerman is Facing a Divorce
Last week it was announced that Shellie Zimmerman, wife to George Zimmerman, had filed for divorce in Florida.
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.
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.
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.
Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements
We’ve all heard the horror stories involving divorces- they’re long, expensive and stressful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russian President Announces Divorce
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have officially announced that they are divorced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.