Expedited Divorce in New York: Do You Qualify?
It may be cliché, but the best things in life are worth waiting for, including divorce. But, what if you can’t wait? New York State grants quickie divorces on a case by case basis for those who meet certain criteria. How can you tell if you qualify for an expedited divorce? Qualifiers for Expedited Divorce … Read more
Dress for Success: The Best Ways to Present Yourself in Court
You have enough to worry about when it comes to your divorce, so what you wear on a daily basis is the likely one of the last things on your mind. Trust us, we get it. But when it comes time to go to court, what you wear will make a big impact. Read on … Read more
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
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
Introducing Legal Financing with Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C.
At Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we are sensitive to the fact that divorce and family law cases can be expensive. We encourage our clients to take measures to keep their legal fees low, but sometimes, that isn’t enough. This is why we are proud to announce that our firm now offers legal financing … Read more
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
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
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.
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.
What to Look for in a Divorce Attorney
Trying to find a divorce or child custody lawyer can be overwhelming.
Expedited Divorce in New York
The best things in life are worth waiting for.
Modifying Court Orders in NYC
There are two forms of child support modifications: upwards modification and downwards modification.
The Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
It is possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney, but it isn’t necessarily advised.
Subpoenas in NY Divorce
Contested divorce actions can be complex.
Divorce and Custody Resources in New York City
The beginning of the divorce process can seem daunting, especially when you don’t know where to turn.
The Divorce Process in New York
“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?”
Residency Requirements in New York State
Each State has its own laws concerning matrimonial and family law actions, including pre-filing requirements, rules for the division of assets, and different legal procedures and processes.
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.
Grounds for Divorce in New York
In 2010, New York became a “no-fault” divorce state.
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.
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.
Grey Divorce: The Next Big Baby Boomer Trend?
Baby boomers have been at the forefront of many social, economic, and cultural movements throughout the past few decades.
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.
What is an Enhanced Earnings Capacity?
Equitable distribution, or the division of assets, is a major component of most New York divorce actions.
Dividing Assets in New York Divorce
New York divorce cases can be complex.
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.
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.
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.
Steps to Take After Being Served with Divorce Papers
Being served with divorce papers can stir up a variety of emotions, especially if you were not aware that your spouse wanted to end your marriage.
Infidelity Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements
The popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise.
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.
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.
Filing First: Getting a Head Start in the NY Divorce Race
If you’re considering divorce, then it is highly recommended that you don’t wait for your spouse to make the first move.
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.
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.
How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced in NYC?
If you’re new to the divorce process, then you undoubtedly have a plethora of questions surrounding the ins and outs of matrimonial and family law in New York State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Signs You Need a Divorce Lawyer
Divorce. Just the word alone may conjure up feelings of anxiety regarding the unknown
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Invalid Prenuptial Agreements
Matrimonial attorneys will be the first people to stress the importance of a prenuptial agreement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delays in the Bronx Court System
On April 13th, the New York Times published an examination of the Bronx Court System, critiquing the courts for extensive delays which undermine the notion of the right to a speedy trial.