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on December 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Common Terms in Divorce You Need to Know

Divorce can be confusing. This is especially true in the event of a contested divorce, where assets, alimony, and other considerations can lead to headaches and endless rounds of legal wrangling. What, though, can you expect after the divorce is settled? Here are some of the more common terms of divorce settlements that you need … Read more

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on November 12, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Top 5 Money Saving Divorce Tips

New York City is expensive. Between paying your rent or a mortgage, refilling your Metrocard, and enjoying all that our great city has to offer, you may feel a little strapped for cash. Don’t let your financial worries prevent you from filing a case. Just follow these 5 tips from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., … Read more

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on November 7, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Be Active in a Divorce

Divorce is not fun – it’s that simple. It may seem like a good idea to switch off and not take an active role in your divorce proceedings due to the stresses that it may cause. This, however, is not a great idea for many reasons. Here are three reasons why it’s important to be … Read more

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on October 29, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

How to Use Media During a Divorce

One of the most appealing aspects of social media is being able to share your thoughts to a broad audience of people who are, to varying degrees, close to you. Sharing can include describing or alluding to emotionally challenging times in your life. The need to vent your feelings with trusted friends and family can … Read more

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on October 23, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What To Do If Your Ex-Spouse May Be Hiding Assets

If your ex-spouse hates the idea of paying alimony or child support, and you suspect that, to minimize these payments, he or she has hidden significant income or assets, then continue reading. Here’s our guide to what to do if your ex-spouse may be hiding assets. How Do I Know If My Ex Is Hiding … Read more

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on October 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

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

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on October 5, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Support Groups in New York City

You probably never thought your life would come to this. Separation, divorce, and all of the horrible things that come with it. Not only is divorce is one of the biggest changes you will face, but it can also be one of the scariest. The good news is that there are divorce support groups throughout … Read more

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on September 28, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

How To Survive Financially After A Divorce

Divorces can be both mentally and financially difficult. But there are things you can do to stay above water and keep yourself afloat. Here’s our guide to how to survive financially after a divorce. Expect Your Financial Situation To Worsen For A Few Years After Your Divorce More often than not, the standard of living … Read more

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on September 22, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What Happens To My 401(k), IRA, Or Pension In A Divorce?

When a marriage dissolves, the complicated process of dividing assets can often make for difficult discussions. When contemplating divorce, it is important to know how assets will be divided and the impact such divisions may have. Some of the assets that are divided include your 401(k), IRA, and pension.  In the state of New York, … Read more

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on September 10, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What Is Marital Abandonment?

Abandonment means that one spouse has left the other without consent, but like adultery, proving desertion means more than that a person left home without the consent of the other spouse. Most states require that the defendant or respondent left home for a year or more; that the parties failed to agree about the departure; … Read more

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on August 20, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Why You Should Never File for Divorce Without A Lawyer

Filing for divorce is an extremely stressful time for everyone involved. But, do you really need legal counsel if you feel you can handle it all by yourself? Here are just a few reasons why you should never file for divorce without a lawyer. Time Regardless of how simple you may feel your divorce will … Read more

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on July 16, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

The Most Common Myths About Divorce

Getting a divorce can be a complicated affair. Nothing makes things worse than false information floating around and misleading you. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here’s our guide to the most common myths about divorce. Myth #1: Whoever Is At Fault For The Divorce Will “Lose” In Court Some people think that whoever … Read more

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on July 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Why Moving Out during Divorce is a Big Mistake

There are many divorce myths floating around the internet. Does the mother automatically get custody of the kids? Will the husband be forced to pay alimony? The biggest, and definitely one of the most harmful, involves moving out of the marital home during divorce. Read on to learn why moving out is one of the … Read more

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on June 28, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Residency Requirements for Divorce in New York

Many people want to file for a divorce in New York, but not everyone can. In order for New York to hold jurisdiction over your case, you must meet one of the state’s strict residency requirements for divorce. Read on to find out if you qualify for a divorce in New York! Residency Requirements in … Read more

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on June 7, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Social Media: Friend or Foe during Divorce?

Social media; you either love it or you hate it. But regardless of your personal opinions on the matter, social media will have a major effect on your divorce case.  How you handle your individual accounts will help to determine if  social media will be your friend, or foe, during divorce. Social Profiles Spell Disaster … Read more

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on June 5, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce In Staten Island

While the rest of the state was revealed by New York’s Office of Court Administration to be declining in the number of divorces filed in the past year, the Staten Island rates have increased at least two percent. However, the reason for the rest of the state’s statistical decline is theorized to have far more … Read more

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on May 24, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Abuse in New York City Divorce

Domestic abuse, a very serious issue, can take on many different forms. It doesn’t just include physical violence or mental abuse. An often overlooked form of abuse during a marriage is financial abuse. What, exactly, is financial abuse, and what can you do if you’ve fallen victim to this kind of behavior? Read on to … Read more

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on May 21, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

The Divorce Process in New York City: A Guide to Navigating Your Case

The divorce process can be confusing, especially if you’ve never had to deal with divorce before. When can you file, and where should you do it? What documents do you need, and how long until you are divorced? New York City divorce cases are complex matters, and unfortunately, no two actions will be the same. … Read more

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on May 16, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What A High Net Worth Individual Needs To Know About Contested Divorce

Contested divorces, with high net worth couples have a high probability of getting ugly. This is due to the amount that both parties could lose, in addition to their marriage. For couples who truly cared about one another at one time, neither party wants to see even an ex-spouse thrown out into the cold. Yet, … Read more

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on May 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

The Positive Side to Divorce (Yes, it Really Can be a Good Thing!)

Listen, we know that divorce sucks. Sure, some days will be easier than others, but divorce does have its difficulties. You will be stressed, hurt, and feel worn down. This is completely normal, and it won’t last forever. Believe it or not, there is a positive side to divorce, and it can actually be a … Read more

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on May 2, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce In Nassau County

If you are in Nassau County and you are going through a divorce, you probably have some questions about the process, and how divorces in Nassau County work. That is a smart move. You want to have a complete understanding of what to do to achieve the best possible outcome. That’s where Brian D. Perskin … Read more

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on April 14, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Selling Your Home During a New York Divorce

So, you’re going to file for a divorce. There are many decisions that must be made, and assuming you own a home, deciding what to do with it is one of the biggest. You have a few different options when it comes to addressing this issue. Is selling your home during divorce the best choice … Read more

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on April 10, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

How To Get A Divorce If You Have A Special Needs Child

Divorce is hard, and so is being a parent. But being a parent going through a divorce that involves the care of a special needs child? That can seem insurmountable. The unfortunate reality for parents of special needs children is a higher divorce rate and more demanding childcare. Special needs children complicate the divorce process. Even … Read more

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on April 4, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

8 Time-Tested Strategies For Your Divorce

Divorces are tough. And there’s no point in making things even tougher on yourself by trying to reinvent the legal wheel, so to speak. Here are some time-tested divorce strategies that will help keep things simple. Hire An Attorney Even if you think you’ve already ‘worked everything out,’ it is best to always to hire … Read more

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on March 30, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Are You Staying Together for the Kids?

Divorce is scary. It’s an upheaval. The fear of the unknown can often prevent couples from taking those crucial first steps. Many parents will forego filing for a divorce, believing that staying married is the best option for their children. Contrary to popular belief, staying together for the kids isn’t always the right answer. Reasons … Read more

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on March 29, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Military Divorce in New York

Being a member of the military is tough. It can take you away from your family, and makes communicating with your loved ones difficult. As honorable as it is to serve in the military, it can put a strain on your marriage. Military divorce has some unique obstacles, but the right law firm can make … Read more

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on March 21, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Top Co-Parenting Apps for Divorced Parents

Parenting is challenging enough on its own, but trying to do it in the midst of a divorce is another beast altogether. Learning how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities while dealing with the turmoil of a divorce can cause a lot of uncertainty and stress for the parents and children. Thankfully, co-parenting has gone high tech. … Read more

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on February 15, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Is a Lump Sum Alimony Payment Right for You?

Alimony is one of the most fought over parts of divorce in New York.  Whether you’re receiving support, or you have to pay your ex, you likely have some strong views on the subject. A hot topic of contention is lump sum alimony payments vs. monthly payments. What are Lump Sum Alimony Payments? Lump sum … Read more

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on February 7, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Valentine’s Day during Divorce

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The most romantic day of the year. A time for couples to shower each other with love and affection. But what about those people who aren’t so lucky in love? Valentine’s Day is notoriously hard for those going through a divorce. What are the dos and don’ts of surviving Valentine’s Day during … Read more

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on February 1, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Rules for Divorce in New York

Last week, we provided insider tips for what you should know before you file for divorce. While that information is great, your divorce cases involves much more. In fact, there are rules for divorce that you must follow to help guarantee a successful case. What are the top 4 rules for divorce, and how can … Read more

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on January 24, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

7 Things to Know Before You File for Divorce

Filing for a divorce is a major undertaking. Your case will likely have many twists and turns, and you will face roadblocks before you’re officially divorced. How can you prepare for these challenges, and what are the top things you should know before you file for divorce? 1. Know What Kind of Case You Have … 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 November 30, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Rules for Living with Your Ex during Divorce

Filing for divorce can be expensive, and many litigants don’t realize that they are responsible for more than just their legal fees. To help combat the financial blow, you can take steps to save money during divorce. An unusual, but increasingly common, way to keep costs low is living with your ex during divorce. Living … Read more

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on November 21, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Should You File for Divorce during the Holiday Season?

The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially if made during the holiday season. This time of year, while usually joyous, can become stressful when coupled with a divorce filing. Should you wait to file for divorce until after the holiday season? Holiday Season Interruptions The holiday season is chock full of … Read more

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on November 2, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Telling Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce

The only thing harder than deciding to file for divorce, is telling your children. In fact, doing so is one of the aspects of divorce that parents dread the most. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have drawn on their years of experience and put together the essential how to guide … Read more

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on October 26, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Top 5 Reasons You May Get Divorced

Statistics show that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. Why is this? Are small habits and annoyances to blame, or is it something big that causes couples to get divorced? While the exact cause for divorce varies, here, we discuss the Top 5 reasons couples call it quits: Financial Issues Money impacts every … Read more

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on October 18, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

High Net Worth Divorce in NYC

All divorce cases have challenges, but high net worth cases are more complex and present additional obstacles. Assets must be addressed during these unique cases. What key things should you know if you’re facing a high net worth divorce? Handling Assets High net worth divorce cases often involve a great deal of assets. Assets can … Read more

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on September 15, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Orders of Protection in New York

Orders of Protection are court orders that aim to help prevent harassment, domestic abuse, and stalking. These court orders are fairly common in divorce and family law cases. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these documents. Filing for an Order of Protection New York State allows litigants to file for an Order … Read more

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on August 30, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce During the School Year: Q&A

Back to school season can be tough for families of divorce. There can be a lot of uncertainty surrounding custody, support, and co-parenting during the school year. Things can become even more complicated if your divorce case is just beginning. What are the most common questions divorced parents have regarding the school year? Will my … Read more

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on August 10, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Alternative Forms of Co-Parenting After Divorce

Traditional family dynamics are changing, and so are co-parenting arrangements after divorce. Gone are the days when a divorced mother would be the primary custodian. What are some of the new forms of co-parenting, and will they work for your family? Parallel Parenting Parallel Parenting was designed with high-conflict families in mind. The purpose of … Read more

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on July 20, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Dealing with Anger during Divorce

Feeling angry during divorce is perfectly normal. In fact, it’s to be expected. Divorce is a major life change, and your case will not always go as planned. You need to learn how to recognize when you’re getting mad, and how to deal with your anger during divorce. Physical Signs of Anger Nothing is more … 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 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 June 29, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

What to Expect in Your Divorce Consultation

Meeting with an attorney and gathering information is an important first step when filing for a divorce. Attending a divorce consultation can be a nerve-wracking, but necessary, experience. Knowing what to expect can help ease you into the process, and make the experience more comfortable. What to Expect When You Contact Us At Brian D. … Read more

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on June 21, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

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

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on June 15, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Tips for Celebrating Father’s Day during Divorce

Last month, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. published a guide for surviving Mother’s Day during a divorce. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it’d be helpful to bring you our top tips for celebrating Father’s Day during divorce. Let Your Kids Have a Say Your children may be having a … Read more

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on June 8, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Did You Hire the Right Divorce Attorney?

Hiring the right divorce attorney is hard. The process of finding a lawyer can be long, and often involves hours of research and reading client testimonials. Even after you have done your due diligence, you may still find yourself doubting whether or not you made the best decision. How can you really tell if you’ve … Read more

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on June 1, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

4 Signs Your Child Needs Therapy during Divorce

Divorce is difficult, especially for children. Divorcing parents have a lot to worry about, including how their child is coping with the divorce. Are they adjusting well, or are they misbehaving at school? Some out-of-character behavior is expected, but how do you know when your child needs therapy during divorce? 1. Long term behavioral changes … 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 April 6, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Why Should You Hire Brian D. Perskin & Associates for Your Divorce Case?

New York City divorce lawyers are a dime a dozen. With an over-saturated market, why should you hire Brian Perskin & Associates P.C. to represent you during your divorce or child custody case? A Divorce Powerhouse Brian Perskin, a graduate of Washington College of Law, opened his firm in 1991, which has grown from a one-man … Read more

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on February 27, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

A Step-by-Step Guide for Changing Your Name After Divorce in NYC

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who wish to change their name after divorce, and those who don’t. Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name, while others, well, they could care less. Follow these instructions if you want to change your last name, or call us at … Read more

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on February 21, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Moving On After Divorce

Let’s be honest: divorce hurts. You are mourning the loss of a relationship, a way of living, and reentering the world as a single person. It’s scary, and you may not know what to do, or how to cope after your case is finalized. Read on for tips and ideas on how to move on after … 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 January 18, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Grounds for Divorce in New York

When filing for divorce in New York, the Plaintiff must state a reason for the divorce.

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on January 12, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

5 Tips for Winning a Contested Divorce

Contested divorces are the polar opposite of their uncontested counterparts.

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on January 5, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Uncontested Divorce: What You Need to Know

January, often referred to as “Divorce Month” by numerous matrimonial law attorneys, sees an uptick in new case filings immediately following the New Year.

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on December 30, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

5 Things You Should Do Before Filing For Divorce

Deciding to file for divorce is a big deal.

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on December 22, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

How to Have A Better Holiday During Divorce

The first holiday season after a divorce can be difficult, but the joyous time of year doesn’t have to be a drag if you remember to keep these 6 simple rules in mind.

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on December 16, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

The Top 7 Winning Divorce Rules

Do not sabotage your divorce lawsuit before it even begins.

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on December 15, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Is Your Divorce Lawyer Ruining Your Case?

New York City lawyers are a dime a dozen.

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on December 14, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

The Most Absurd Reasons For Divorce

People file for divorce for a multitude of reasons.

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on November 30, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

What Are Hidden Assets?

Going through a divorce can be a highly antagonistic affair, and oftentimes matters can be made worse when one spouse decides to hide their assets in an effort to protect them from being divided.

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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 November 18, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

How to Tell Others About Your Divorce

The divorce process can be difficult and confusing,

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on October 27, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Understanding Pendente Lite Orders

When couples file for divorce, they do not immediately start living the lives they will lead post-marriage.

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on October 14, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Cost Effective Divorce Strategies

Let’s face it: divorce can be expensive.

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on October 6, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Child Abuse Allegations during Divorce and Custody

An allegation of child abuse is a very serious matter that the Court does not take lightly.

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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 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 September 1, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Back to School for Children of Divorce

It’s that time of year again: the weather is cooling down, days are becoming a little shorter, and kids are going back to school.

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on August 26, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

True American Divorce Statistics

There has been a long standing belief that half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce.

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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 August 4, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

What to Look for in a Divorce Attorney

Trying to find a divorce or child custody lawyer can be overwhelming.

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on July 20, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Expedited Divorce in New York

The best things in life are worth waiting for.

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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 July 8, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

The Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

It is possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney, but it isn’t necessarily advised.

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on June 24, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Commemorating Your Divorce

Life’s milestones deserve to be celebrated and commemorated.

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on June 16, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Subpoenas in NY Divorce

Contested divorce actions can be complex.

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on June 6, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Learn to Thrive After Divorce

Divorce can be a long process, full of twists, turns, and unexpected roadblocks.

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on May 25, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 April 21, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Preparing for a Divorce Consultation

Meeting with an attorney and gathering information is an integral first step in the divorce process.

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on April 15, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

The Stress Free Divorce

Let’s be honest: divorce is hard. It’s a monstrous life change that can be emotionally, mentally, and physically taxing.

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on April 7, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on March 31, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Building a Strong Attorney-Client Relationship

Developing a strong relationship with your attorney is a very important component of crafting a winning divorce strategy.

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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 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 March 4, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Celebrating with Divorce Parties

Once an outrageous concept, divorce parties are growing in popularity as the stigma associated with ending a marriage disappears.

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on February 29, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Building a Winning Divorce Strategy

Unfortunately, contested divorce cases can be compared to war, with ex-spouses battling it out in the courtroom for child custody, financial support, and the distribution of assets.

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on February 29, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Grounds for Divorce in New York

In 2010, New York became a “no-fault” divorce state.

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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 January 28, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce’s Impact on Health Insurance

Divorce can have an impact on many aspects of your life, including your health insurance coverage.

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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 December 23, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Can Be a Good Thing!

Divorce is tough. It can be an emotionally trying time, full of sadness, anger, or resentment.

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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 November 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Holiday Co-Parenting Strategies

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season this Thursday.

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on November 19, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Relocation with Children after Divorce

Divorce cases can become exponentially more difficult if children are involved, since there are issues surrounding child custody, visitation, and support that must be addressed.

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on November 5, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Infidelity and Divorce in NYC

Infidelity is often cited as the reason why a marriage ends in divorce, as the trust between spouses is no longer present.

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on October 27, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Telling Your Children About Divorce

After much deliberation, you and your spouse have decided to proceed with divorce.

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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 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 9, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Brian D. Perskin & Associates Now Offers Saturday Consultations!

Great news! In response to a growing demand, the family law firm of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. now offers Saturday consultations!

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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 17, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 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.

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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 July 10, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Dividing Assets in New York Divorce

New York divorce cases can be complex.

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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 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 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 June 3, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on May 27, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Important Information Regarding Divorce Consultations

Consulting with an experienced family law attorney will be beneficial to your divorce case.

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on May 5, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Protecting Your Business During Divorce

High net worth divorce cases involve assets of significant value, which can include business ownerships or partnerships.

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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 April 23, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

How Do Prenuptial Agreements Affect Engagement Ring Laws?

An engagement ring is often the most expensive gift a woman will receive and one of the most meaningful.

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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 7, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Attorney Perskin Writes on a New “Facebook” Divorce Law for CNBC

Just yesterday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper ruled that a woman could, in fact, deliver her divorce summons to her estranged husband over Facebook.

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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 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 February 6, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on February 2, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on January 13, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on December 23, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

The Real Gift Children of Divorce Want This Christmas

Despite what the songs may say, the holiday season might not be the most wonderful time of the year if you’re going through a divorce.

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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 December 10, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Alternative Parenting Arrangements during Divorce

Parents who opt for an amicable divorce over a contested litigated battle will often research alternative parenting and custody arrangements to help their children transition and process the divorce better.

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on December 3, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Coping With Divorce During The Holiday Season

The holiday season, typically a joyous time of the year, can be hard on those going through divorce, especially families with children.

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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 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 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 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 August 15, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Co-Parenting During The School Year

Making the transition from summertime fun to a regimented school schedule can be difficult for both children and parents, especially if the parents are divorced.

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on August 7, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 14, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Attorney Perskin Named to The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers

Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Perskin has earned the significant achievement of being selected as one of The National Advocates.

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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 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 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 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 20, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

A Record Breaking $4.5 BILLION Divorce Settlement for Russian Oligarch

A divorce in Switzerland that has spanned six years has finally come to an end with a record shattering $4.5 billion settlement being awarded to Elena Rybolovlev, ex-wife of Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev.

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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 May 7, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Traveling Internationally with Kids During Divorce

Traveling with children, both domestically and internationally, can be a rewarding, relaxing, and even educational experience.

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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 21, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Its Party Time: The Rise in Popularity of the Divorce Party

The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief. For some, they feel a sense of joyfulness.

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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 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 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 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 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 15, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Money Saving Divorce Tips from Brian D. Perskin & Associates

Everyone has heard the ill-informed notion that a divorce will cost you an arm and a leg.

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on January 9, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Depending on Children During Divorce

A divorce can be taxing, and while it can be convenient to turn to your children for support, you should make it a point to use someone else as a shoulder to cry on.

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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 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.

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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 December 4, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

How to Handle Unwanted Divorce Advice

Chances are, immediately after you announce your divorce, you will be on the receiving end of a slew of continuous advice from family and friends.

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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 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 11, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Invalid Prenuptial Agreements

Matrimonial attorneys will be the first people to stress the importance of a prenuptial agreement.

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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 October 8, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The Toll Divorce Takes on Your Health

Divorce can be stressful, and it comes as no surprise that men and women handle and cope with the process differently.

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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 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 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 26, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Remarrying Your Ex

NeNe Leakes, who shot to reality television show fame on Bravo’s hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, remarried her ex-husband, Gregg Leakes, over the weekend.

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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 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 18, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Choosing the Right Attorney

We’ve all seen the ads online or in the back of the classified section of the newspaper, advertising “Quick and Easy Divorces for a Low, Low Price!”,

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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

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 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 June 7, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 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 31, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Social Media

There is no doubt that social media and the internet consume our lives.

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on May 28, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Bad Economy Blamed for Lower Divorce Rates

As the economy dipped, so did divorce rates.

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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 May 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Jo Wood: Emerging from Divorce with a New Outlook on Life

Jo Wood spent 30 years being married to Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, until he left her for a younger woman in 2008.

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on May 16, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

A Parent’s Guide for Handling Divorce

It can be easy for a person to get caught up in a divorce, especially a parent. A parent not only has to worry about their own stress, anxiety and frustrations, but also their child’s.

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on May 16, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

One Surprising Way to Mark the End of a Divorce

The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief.

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on May 15, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The World’s Wackiest Reasons for Divorce

Couples file for divorce citing a variety of reasons, from serious offenses to kooky and absurd infractions.

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on May 13, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce: Do You Really Need Court?

You and your spouse may not have agreed on much during your marriage, but surprisingly, the one thing you do agree on is a court free divorce.

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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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on May 9, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

How to Protect your Assets in a Divorce

One of the biggest issues people face in a divorce is figuring out how to best protect their assets.

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on May 3, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Is Marriage Dead?

Is marriage dead? According to New York writer Emma Johnson, the steady, high divorce rate in the U.S. and declining number of Americans who get married at all proves that it is. In her hit blog, Wealthy Single Mommy, Johnson proposes a new marriage model: a 10-year marriage contract.

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on April 24, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Social Media & Divorce

Eighty-one percent of all recent divorce cases have incorporated some type of evidence from a social media site when presenting their case, according to the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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on April 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Reach Divorce Settlement

Brooklyn Nets player Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian finalized their divorce settlement on Friday, April 19th, finally dissolving their 72-day marriage.

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on April 1, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce

Before New York adopted a no-fault divorce policy in 2010, one party to a divorce would have to take fault, or essentially the blame, for the dissolution of their marriage, even when both sides agreed that divorce was necessary.

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on March 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The World’s Potentially Most Expensive Divorce

Oil billionaire Harold Hamm’s divorce from Sue Ann Hamm, a lawyer and economist, could be the most expensive divorce in history.

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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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on March 12, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Long Island Woman Gets Prenup Thrown Out

In a highly unusual divorce case, a Long Island woman Elizabeth Petrakis got her prenuptial agreement thrown out by a Brooklyn appellate court.

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on February 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Inequality for Same-Sex Couples

The cover story of this week’s issue of New York Magazine, “Divorce Equality: When Gay Marriage Ends”, detailed the obstacles same-sex couples face, not only when getting married, but also when getting divorced.

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on February 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Nationwide Divorce Funding Helps Alleviate Financial Stress of Divorce

Divorce can be a stressful time, emotionally, mentally, and financially. In order to relieve the financial stress many people feel during a divorce, Nationwide Divorce Funding provides funds for people’s attorney, investigator, and forensic accountant fees.

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on February 12, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

North Dakota Bill Mandates Counseling Before Divorce

A new bill in North Dakota states that parents seeking divorce should have to wait at least six months and pursue mandatory couples counseling before dissolving their marriage.

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on February 4, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Little-Known Tips for Winning a Divorce Case

Divorce can be difficult.

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on January 31, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Non-Consensual Divorce?

Throughout each day, we receive numerous calls at the office from people asking questions about divorce—from how long the process takes to what to do if their spouse has left the state, etc.

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on January 29, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

East Village Ice Cream Shop Could Close Due to Owner’s Divorce

If you have ever been to Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in East Village, you might be saddened to know there is a chance it will close, all due to a New York divorce that happened last year.

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on January 29, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Liberty Ross Files for Divorce from Rupert Sanders 6 Months After His Affair

While celebrity divorces are rarely surprising anyway, some are especially easy to see coming. The divorce of Rupert Sanders and Liberty Ross is one of them.

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on January 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Prenups: To Sign or not to Sign?

It seems that in every romance-based sitcom and TV drama, there comes a time when the leading, newly-engaged couple reaches an inevitable fight: one partner asks the other to sign a prenuptial agreement and the other is outraged.

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on January 24, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Separation vs. Divorce

When a marriage dissolves, spouses often aim to examine what their options are.

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on January 18, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Entrepreneurial Spirit Gone Too Far

A divorce attorney in Minnesota, Thomas P. Lowe, was barred from practicing law for at least the next 15 months due to a startling discovery about his practice: he was billing a client for having sex.

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on January 16, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Pendente Lite and Your Divorce

If you are too intimidated to file for divorce because you are worried about financially supporting yourself until it is final, you should look into pendente lite.

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on January 16, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Bethenny Frankel Turns Rumors Into Reality By Filing for Divorce

Bethenny Frankel has filed for divorce from her husband Jason Hoppy.

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on January 16, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

January Is Divorce Month

If you are planning to file for divorce this month, you are not alone.

blog post
on January 4, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Brooklyn Divorce

Brooklyn is known as the borough of hipsters, yuppies, and many different cultures and ethnic groups.

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on December 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

The Effect of Divorce on Health Coverage for Women

You have likely already heard that many women lose health insurance after divorce.

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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

L.A. Court Lets Pot-Smoking Father Keep Custody of Son

A court in Los Angeles recently allowed a pot-smoking father to keep custody of his young son.

blog post
on December 11, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Co-Parenting During the Holidays When You Have the Kids

If you are co-parenting with your ex-spouse after divorce, and this year is your turn to have the children over during the holidays, you should consider some tips to make the experience easy on everyone.

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on December 3, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How to Protect Yourself as a Stay-at-Home Spouse During Divorce

In many cases, the breadwinner of the family has the advantage during divorce simply because he or she has access to the money

blog post
on December 3, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Issues Faced by Couples Seeking Divorce

It’s no secret that many people have been struggling with money for the last few years, and that includes divorcing couples.

blog post
on November 26, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Divorced Females Often Lose Health Insurance After Divorce

Studies have shown that many women end up without health insurance after divorce.

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on November 26, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Reasons for the Higher Divorce Rate Among Couples Who Split Chores Evenly

Recently, a study was released from Norway that suggested that couples who split household chores equally are about 50 percent more likely to get divorced than those who don’t divided them up.

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on November 26, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Dealing with your Divorce during the Holidays

If you are in the middle of a divorce as the holidays approach, you can expect some changes to your traditions.

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on November 15, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Avoid the Dangerous Weight Loss That Comes with Stress-Induced Divorce Diet

Many people are so affected by divorce that they forget to eat, leading to weight loss.

blog post
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

blog post
on November 15, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

5 Celebrities Who Went Through Gray Divorce

Gray divorce occurs when couples over 50 decide to end their marriage, and this trend has been on the rise in recent years.

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on November 2, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Helping Adult Children Cope with Your Divorce

If you are getting a divorce late in life, you might assume your grown children will not mind.

blog post
on November 2, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

What to Avoid Doing When You Suspect Your Spouse Has Cheated

If you suspect your spouse has been cheating and you are considering a divorce, there are a few things you should avoid doing.

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on October 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Why Has the New York Divorce Risen?

If you are facing divorce in New York right now, you are not alone.

blog post
on October 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How to Divorce a Missing Spouse in NY

Your spouse may not accept that you want a divorce.

blog post
on October 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Tips on Telling the Children You’re Getting Divorced

If you have children, one of the worst parts of divorce is likely telling them your plans to end the marriage.

blog post
on October 8, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

When Can You Get an Annulment?

If you want a divorce, you should first make sure the divorce process is even necessary.

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on October 3, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Learn How Enhanced Earning Capacity Works in Divorce

If you possess an impressive degree or professional license, you may have heard of enhanced earning capacity.

blog post
on October 3, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Hints That Mediation Will Not Work for Your Divorce Case

Some divorcing couples find mediation to be helpful.

blog post
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.

blog post
on September 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Handling Your Finances After Divorce

After divorce, money is usually tight for most people.

blog post
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

blog post
on September 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Akon Initiates Child Support Payments in Court

Well-known rapper Akon has recently done what many celebrities have struggled with: offered to pay child support for his kids.

blog post
on September 6, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Should You Go To a Divorce Retreat?

Divorce is not easy, which is why many people reach out for help from others.

blog post
on September 6, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Consider the Benefits of a Post-Divorce Makeover

Many things change after divorce, and your appearance may be one of them.

blog post
on September 6, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

4 Signs Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

During divorce, many people are tempted to hide their assets so they can end up better off financially than their spouse.

blog post
on September 4, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How Do Separate Bank Accounts Benefit You in Case of Divorce?

Many couples know the importance of a prenuptial agreement in case of divorce.

blog post
on August 30, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Heidi Klum and Seal’s Divorce Drags On

It appears that the divorce between Heidi Klum and Seal is getting more complicated than before.

blog post
on August 27, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Common Health Issues After Divorce – And How to Prevent Them

Tom Cruise has reportedly lost weight since his divorce from Katie Holmes, and he is not the only person whose health has somehow been affected during divorce.

blog post
on August 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Reality Star Evelyn Lozada Divorces Football Player Chad Johnson After 41-Day Marriage

One celebrity divorce that has many people talking is that of reality TV star Evelyn Lozada and her athlete husband, Chad Johnson.

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on August 16, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Kenny G and Wife Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage

Kenny G, or Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, is divorcing his wife Balynda Helen Benson-Gorelick after 20 years of marriage.

blog post
on August 10, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Studies Show That Employment Status May Factor Into the Likelihood of Divorce

According to studies in the last decade, employment can affect the chances that a couple will get a divorce.

blog post
on August 10, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Deion Sanders Tries Hard to Sell Condo Quickly During Divorce

The latest news about Deion Sanders’ divorce is that he is trying to get rid of some of his property.

blog post
on August 1, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Reasons That Prenuptial Agreements Are More Popular Than Ever

According to The New York Law Journal, the number of couples who sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage has risen quite a bit in the last several years.

blog post
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.

blog post
on August 1, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Randy and Jermaine Jackson Owe Child Support to the Same Woman

Many people get behind on child support at some point, even celebrities that you would think would have money.

blog post
on July 27, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

For Many Celebrities, Divorce Is Good for Business

It appears that celebrity divorce may be good for their ratings, as various celebrities who have recently divorced have gotten even more popular.

blog post
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.

blog post
on July 27, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Tips on Speeding Up Your Child Custody Case

You may be wondering how some recent well-known child custody cases were settled quite quickly.

blog post
on July 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How Much Does a Child’s Preference Matter in a Custody Case?

If you are in the middle of a child custody battle, you might be wondering if your child’s wishes will be taken into consideration.

blog post
on June 29, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

The Benefits of Separating Before Divorce

Studies have shown that separation tends to lead to a smoother divorce process.

blog post
on June 29, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Many couples can benefit from getting a prenuptial agreement, but some people in particular need this type of legal document.

blog post
on June 29, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Christie Brinkley and Husband Finally Reach Agreement in Messy Settlement

Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook recently settled their divorce out of court.

blog post
on June 29, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Dealing with In-Laws During Divorce

When you are married to someone, you often become close to their family, especially if the marriage lasts several years.

blog post
on June 29, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Don’t Let Resentment Ruin Your Mood After Divorce

There are often a lot of hurt feelings after divorce.

blog post
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.

blog post
on June 22, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Party vs. Divorce Ceremony

One idea that is gaining popularity is a divorce ceremony, which is considered a way to gain some closure after a divorce.

blog post
on June 22, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Flavor Flav and Child Support Arrears

Flavor Flav is just one of many men who have faced legal penalties for failing to pay child support.

blog post
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.

blog post
on June 14, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

3 Reasons to Avoid Hiring an Inexperienced Divorce Lawyer

If you are considering divorce in New York, you need an experienced lawyer, not an amateur.

blog post
on June 8, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Health Insurance Coverage

Divorce can change a lot of things, and one of them is health insurance.

blog post
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.

blog post
on June 1, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

The Benefits of Mediation During Divorce

If you are facing the possibility of divorce, you should consider trying mediation as the first step.

blog post
on June 1, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

If you and your former spouse share custody of your children, you probably know by now that it can be difficult to effectively co-parent.

blog post
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.

blog post
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.

blog post
on April 26, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Hire a Lawyer with Experience Handling Gay and Lesbian Divorce Cases

If you face a gay and lesbian divorce, you will need the help of a lawyer with experience in this area.

blog post
on April 19, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How to Deal with Becoming a Step-Grandparent

If you suddenly have step-grandkids due to your child marrying someone with children, there will be some adjustments to make.

blog post
on April 19, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Your Rights as a Father During Divorce

Going through a divorce can be hard on its own, but when children are involved, the process can be even tougher.

blog post
on April 11, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How Can a Forensic Accountant Help During Divorce?

One of the most helpful types of specialists during divorce is a forensic accountant.

blog post
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.

blog post
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.

blog post
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.

blog post
on March 28, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Is Equal Parenting Time Right for Your Family?

If you are considering 50/50 parenting time when it comes to child custody, you should look at the pros and cons of this type of arrangement.

blog post
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.

blog post
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.

blog post
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.

blog post
on March 21, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How to Deal with the Marital Home

Dealing with the marital home is one aspect of divorce that can be confusing.

blog post
on November 24, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Are You Looking For a Winning Divorce Strategy?

A winning divorce strategy requires careful planning, strategy and implementation with the assistance of an experienced attorney and the co-operation of the spouse in order to ensure that the strategy is implemented effectively and that the usual pitfalls are avoided.

blog post
on November 17, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

3 Biggest Mistakes that People Make When Getting a Divorce

Going through a divorce is a difficult process that takes a toll on an individual on many levels – including emotional, financial and physical.

blog post
on November 9, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Finding a Divorce Attorney that Knows How to Challenge Business Evaluation Reports

When you are dealing with business evaluations in a divorce case it is crucial to hire an attorney that knows how to interpret these business evaluations and how to ask the right questions and examine them in detail.

blog post
on October 4, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Business and Asset Evaluation and Your Divorce Strategy

Under New York law, property is divided among divorcing spouses and one spouse may be ordered to pay the other maintenance after a divorce.

blog post
on September 7, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

How Does Equitable Distribution in New York Work?

Equitable distribution is the legal process of dividing properties between spouses who are undergoing a divorce.

blog post
on August 30, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Back to School After a Divorce or Separation

Any change can be stressful for a child – be it changes in living arrangements or changes in daily routine when school is back in session.

blog post
on August 17, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

How a Divorce Lawyer Can Protect Your Business

Divorce can ruin businesses.

blog post
on August 15, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Strategies Under New York’s No-Fault Divorce

A year ago on August 15, 2010, New York Governor David Paterson signed no-fault divorce into law.

blog post
on August 11, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

5 More Tips to Get Back Custody of Your Children

Yesterday I posted an article with 5 tips for parents who have lost custody of their children and are committed to regaining custody.

blog post
on August 10, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

5 Tips to Get Back Custody of Your Children

When children are involved, expect judges to act in the best interests of the children. Here are 5 tips if you have been denied custody of your children by the legal system.

blog post
on August 4, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer to Represent You During Your Divorce

Hiring a lawyer for a divorce is recommended by the New York State Unified Court System.

blog post
on July 27, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Where to Begin With Your Winning Divorce Strategy

The prospect of ending your marriage can be overwhelming.

blog post
on July 22, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

5 Tips to Protect Your Finances during Your Divorce

A key component of a winning divorce is settling upon financial arrangements that will meet the needs of you and your family.

blog post
on July 19, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

5 Tips on How to Act in Court to Win Your Divorce

The courtroom is a formal place.

blog post
on July 1, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Avoiding a Contested Divorce by Hiring a New York City Divorce Attorney

Many divorces can be expensive, emotionally draining, and stressful for family members.

blog post
on June 27, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

New York Divorce Options

Once you have decided to get a divorce there are several different options that exist to end your marriage.

blog post
on June 22, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Watch For These Top 3 Financial Mistakes During a Divorce

When people are going through a divorce, emotions are running so high that it is not uncommon for people to make emotional as opposed to rational decisions.

blog post
on June 21, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

The Top NY Divorce Laws Questions and How to Avoid a Lengthy Trial

According to NY divorce laws there are essentially six grounds for divorce, out of which only 5 require the finding of “fault”, meaning some form of misconduct by one of the parties.

blog post
on May 18, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Helping Children Cope With Divorce Part 2

This is the second part to the series about helping children cope with divorce and what parents can do to make the transition and difficult period easier for kids to get through.

blog post
on May 13, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Top 12 Ways to Avoid a Costly Divorce – Part 2

Make sure that you get all your information, documents and financial records in order.

blog post
on May 12, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Top 12 Ways to Avoid a Costly Divorce – Part 1 of 2

Going through the divorce process is a difficult, emotional and expensive time for both parties.

blog post
on May 5, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Client Attorney Privilege Not Waived after Husband’s Email Carelessness

In a recent divorce case, Parnes v. Parnes, 80 A.D.3d 948, 915 N.Y.S.2d 345, 2011 Slip Op. 00136 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 3rd Dept. 2011), it was held that a husband’s carelessness with his email password did not waive attorney-client privilege.

blog post
on May 3, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Economic Recovery Boosts Divorce Rates

During times of recession, people fear for their jobs and financial security and are thus less inclined to go through expensive divorce proceedings and split assets.

blog post
on April 28, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

9 Most Famous Divorce Case Payouts with No Prenup

Celebrity marriages are notorious for breaking down quickly and would explain why many celebrity lawyers draw up iron clad prenuptial agreements before the happy couples take their vows.

blog post
on April 4, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Can I Modify a Custody Agreement?

The parties were divorced by a judgment of this Court dated July 21, 2008, approximately fifteen (15) months prior to the institution of this post judgment litigation.

blog post
on April 2, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Revealed: Top 10 Celebrity Divorce Settlements

Celebrity divorce lawyers are everywhere but the truth is that you really have to look beyond the headlines to get the exceptional ones from the crowd.

blog post
on April 1, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

New Reality Show Exposes Messy High Net worth Divorce Cases

A new reality show, Divorce Wars airing on March 29 th, is exposing the realities of high net worth divorces, exploring the battlefield of divorce and the techniques used to win the divorce war.

blog post
on July 16, 2010 / by Brian Perskin

Getting a Divorce on your iPhone?

Technology makes advances in the matrimonial field as divorce and the iPhone tie the knot.

blog post
on June 17, 2010 / by Brian Perskin

No Fault Divorce is Moving Forward

New York State has moved closer to enacting the no fault divorce law by overcoming the hurdle of passing in the Senate.

blog post
on May 20, 2010 / by Brian Perskin

Irreconcilable Differences Nearing Reconciliation in New York

For the past twenty-five years, New York has been the only state in the country without a no-fault–irreconcilable differences–divorce.

blog post
on February 4, 2010 / by Brian Perskin

Is Virtual Visitation an Option?

The issue of virtual visitation has entered the realm of custody rights and may have an effect on visitation arrangements.

blog post
on July 7, 2009 / by Brian Perskin

Enhanced Earnings, Enhanced Confusion

Sorry for the delay in between posts, I will be updating this blog more consistently in the future.

blog post
on July 3, 2008 / by Brian Perskin

What is the Proper Valuation Date?

The Court of Appeals recently ruled that the proper valuation date for all marital property is the date the summons for divorce is filed.

blog post
on November 7, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Should I Appeal?

A divorce trial is time consuming and expensive.

blog post
on August 18, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Duress is Difficult to Prove

Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common in New York.

blog post
on August 18, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

It is Never Too Late to Collect

Many times in New York divorce cases people make separation or settlement agreements for events that will happen in the future.

blog post
on July 17, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

The Family Jewels

It is a common misconception that jewelry is necessarily the separate property of the wife and is never subject to equitable distribution.

blog post
on June 28, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Post Nuptial Agreements

A Post nuptial agreement is basically a settlement agreement.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Determine Your Income? Is Everything Reported?

Your lawyer will need documentation showing your income (if you work outside the home) and the income of your spouse.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Make Sure Your Lawyer Follows the Rules!!!!

In a recent case the appellate division dismissed a divorce action, because the lawyer failed to file the proper paper work in a timely fashion.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Do I have Enough for Cruelty to Get a Divorce?

The appellate division in the first department recently ruled in Gross v. Gross that in order to be granted a divorce based on the grounds of cruel treatment in New York, a divorce litigant must have sub

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

What About Additional Debt?

We continue our series on practical steps to take when you are about to face divorce.

blog post
on March 1, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

The Rule on Pensions in New York

If your husband or wife has pension benefits in New York, you should be aware that under the New York Equitable Distribution Law, you are entitled to your marital share of his or her pension.

blog post
on February 15, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Half the House?

Even Judges get it wrong.

blog post
on February 14, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

What is Equitable

The first issue is often the easiest. In the vast majority of case, marital property is equally divided in New York.

blog post
on December 12, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Enhanced Earnings: Am I Entitled?

Most lawyers know that law degrees, and medical degrees can be valued as part of a divorce in New York State.

blog post
on November 6, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Failure to Provide?

It amazes me when litigants refuse to provide discovery during the pendancy of a divorce.

blog post
on October 20, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Exclusive Occupancy of the Marital Residence

Unless a petitioner can prove that it is unsafe to continue living together in the marital residence until the divorce is final, a judge will not kick one of the parties out of the house.

blog post
on October 11, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Uncontested Divorces

People call me every day and ask me how much do I charge for an uncontested divorce in New York.

blog post
on October 3, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Enhanced Earnings, How Much Do I Have to Give Up?

All property acquired during the course of a marriage is considered marital property.

blog post
on September 19, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

I want more than half….

I cannot tell you how many times a client or potential client comes to my office and says they are entitled to more than half of all of the assets.

blog post
on September 16, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Is New York State Ready for No Fault Divorce?

A matrimonial commission established by the state’s chief judge, Judith Kaye, has recommended that New York join with the rest of the nation and enact a no-fault divorce law.

blog post
on September 16, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Settle Early

The best advice I can give to some clients is to settle their divorce case early, if they are fully informed of all the facts of their case.

blog post
on September 16, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Can the Judge Require Life Insurance?

It is relief that the court may grant a party directing his/her spouse to provide insurance for the benefit of his/her spouse or his/her children.

blog post
on September 6, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Can the Judge Force Me to Sell My House?

In New York State, Judges can force the sale of the marital residence or any property that is deemed to be marital.

blog post
on September 1, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

How Do I Find Out How Much Money My Husband Has?

New York State Law requires that all litigants in a divorce case must comply with financial discovery.

blog post
on August 22, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

What Should You Do?

My ex decided that since there was no order of Custody he was going to take the child whenever he felt like it…..

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on August 17, 2006 / by Brian Perskin

Should My Divorce Case Proceed to Trial?

The Judge told all the parties either settle the case or you are going to trial and he will decide their future…..

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