Divorce Lawyer


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on March 7, 2019 / by Brian Perskin

Emotionally Abused During Your Divorce

Divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences an individual will go through in their lifetime. If your partner thinks you are to blame, they may go out of their way to make it even more stressful for you. Other times, your spouse may resort to behaviors which cause you extreme emotional distress. Either … Read more

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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 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 17, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Super Lawyers: Attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates Recognized as Rising Stars

We are excited to announce that Evan Seckular and Dina Botwinick, attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have been selected as part of the 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. What is Super Lawyers? Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters, is a peer influenced and research-driven rating service, recognizing superior attorneys throughout the … 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 2, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Changing Attorneys During A Divorce: What You Need To Know

Divorce is hard on everyone involved. It is a long, grueling process but unfortunately, in some situations, it is the only way to get your life back on track. However, if you have an attorney that isn’t getting you the results you deserve in the quickest time frame the law allows, then that process becomes amply … 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 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 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 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 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 October 14, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Cost Effective Divorce Strategies

Let’s face it: divorce can be expensive.

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on October 3, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Attorney Evan Seckular Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Evan S. Seckular has been honored by Super Lawyers this year! For his outstanding work in the matrimonial and family law arena, he has been selected for the 2016 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 July 10, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Dividing Assets in New York Divorce

New York divorce cases can be complex.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 October 29, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Get Help for Domestic Violence NOW

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

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on September 8, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute

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

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on August 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 11, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The Best Divorce and Family Law Attorney in NYC!

Another award for client satisfaction! We want to thank our clients, both past and present, for your kind words and support.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

5 Divorced Celebrity Couples Without a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are increasingly popular among many couples, but there are a lot of celebrities who do not follow this trend.

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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

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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 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

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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on June 14, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Reconcile Before Divorce Is Final

Everyone likely remembers the high profile divorce case of Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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on April 11, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

What Are the Rights of Grandparents?

If you are a grandparent, you might know by now how much divorce can affect whether you see your grandchildren, especially if your child is not the custodial parent. Many people become bitter enough to keep their kids from seeing their grandparents, especially if they believe this action would hurt their former spouse. Fortunately, we … Read more

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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.

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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.

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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.

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on March 13, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

How are Alimony and Child Support Payments Treated by the IRS?

As tax time approaches, you may be wondering how to treat income you get after a divorce.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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on October 1, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

A Well-Connected Lawyer and Your Divorce Strategy

During your divorce you are up against both your spouse and your spouse’s lawyer.

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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.

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on July 25, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Strategy and Protecting the Rights of Fathers

There is no doubt that going through a divorce is difficult for all of the parties concerned – starting with the children that are involved, the divorcing couple all the way to all the other people connected in any way to the divorce – ranging from friends and family, to the lawyers who are trying to get the best outcome for their client.

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on April 4, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Why You Need a Seasoned Divorce Lawyer in New York City

The legal battle you have to go through in a divorce can be an emotional roller-coaster ride for you, your spouse and your children.





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