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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Is Your Divorce Lawyer Ruining Your Case?
New York City lawyers are a dime a dozen.
Cost Effective Divorce Strategies
Let’s face it: divorce can be expensive.
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.
What to Look for in a Divorce Attorney
Trying to find a divorce or child custody lawyer can be overwhelming.
The Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
It is possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney, but it isn’t necessarily advised.
Divorce and Custody Resources in New York City
The beginning of the divorce process can seem daunting, especially when you don’t know where to turn.
The Divorce Process in New York
“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?”
Preparing for a Divorce Consultation
Meeting with an attorney and gathering information is an integral first step in the divorce process.
Building a Strong Attorney-Client Relationship
Developing a strong relationship with your attorney is a very important component of crafting a winning divorce strategy.
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.
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.
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!
Dividing Assets in New York Divorce
New York divorce cases can be complex.
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.
Important Information Regarding Divorce Consultations
Consulting with an experienced family law attorney will be beneficial to your divorce case.
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.
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?”
The Power of Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have the power to greatly impact marriages and divorces.
The Benefit of Prenuptial Agreements
The prenuptial agreement’s popularity is on the rise, and for good reason.
Mothers’ Rights in New York Divorce
Primary child custody has historically been awarded to mothers in divorce cases due to “maternal preference,” or the notion that mothers raised children best, not fathers.
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.
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.
International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute
An unidentified woman is being accused of kidnapping after she took her child from its father during a heated custody dispute.
Handling College Tuition Obligations During Divorce
Regardless of whether your children are young, just starting high school, or embarking on their collegiate journey, the subject of college tuition needs to be addressed in New York divorce cases.
Divorce and Estate Planning in New York State
Here at Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., we are very big supporters of modifying your estate plans and details of your last will and testament after a divorce is finalized.
Divorces Involving Invalid Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements are legally binding documents signed by a couple before their marriage that details their separate property (including investment and other financial accounts), and outlines how potential joint assets will be divided in the event of a divorce, as well as addressing the issue of alimony.
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.
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.
People v. Glob, and the Impact on Orders of Protection
What does a case involving an impersonation of a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar have to do with matrimonial and family law?
How to Handle Divorce Depositions
If your divorce action cannot be settled outside of the court room and a trial is pending, both parties will have to partake in a deposition.
Will a Cheating Spouse “Lose” in Court?
Finding out your spouse had an affair can be devastating. You will feel angry, betrayed, sad and even revengeful.
Is American Media Making a Mockery of Divorce?
Americans hold a fascination with “reality” television, especially court room dramas that allow participants to air their dirty laundry for the world to see.
Top 10 Signs You Need a Divorce Lawyer
Divorce. Just the word alone may conjure up feelings of anxiety regarding the unknown
Divorce by Default in New York State
In an ideal world, every divorce would proceed without incident and would lead to an amicable split between spouses.
What the Heck is a Statement of Net Worth?!
A Statement of Net Worth is used in every contested divorce case to help outline current or expected finances.
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.
As previously discussed, grey divorces are a rising trend in the divorce world.
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.
George Zimmerman is Facing a Divorce
Last week it was announced that Shellie Zimmerman, wife to George Zimmerman, had filed for divorce in Florida.
The Smart Strategy that Benefits Your Kids
There are many issues that need to be addressed while you’re getting divorced, and the list only grows when there are children involved.
Our Firm’s Successful Divorce Settlements
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, the law office of Brian D. Perskin & Associates will fight to help achieve the result you desire.
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.
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.
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.
All’s Fair in Love and Alimony
Alimony (also referred to as spousal support), a sum of money oftentimes paid to a woman from her ex-husband to help her maintain a semblance of the lifestyle she once had while married, is drastically changing.
Fathers and Divorce
Men are often overlooked when it comes to divorce.
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.
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.
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.
Technology Changes the way Ex’s Communicate
Technology is constantly advancing, and with it, so are the ways we communicate.
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!”,
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.
Jane Lynch Divorcing Wife
Glee actress Jane Lynch has announced that she and Dr. Lara Embry, her wife of just over 3 years, are filing for divorce.
Should I Get a Prenup?
During a segment regarding marriage and money on Fox & Friends last month, personal finance expert Dave Ramsey made a very incorrect statement when asked if a couple should create and sign a prenuptial agreement.
Changing Your Name after Divorce
Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name after divorce, a way to fully let go of the past and turn their focus to the new life that waits.
Russian President Announces Divorce
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have officially announced that they are divorced.
Sealing Court Records in Celebrity Divorces
According to the case Globe Newspaper Co. v. Superior Court, the First and Sixth Amendments, as applied to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, allows both the press and the public to have access to court documents and records.
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.
Divorce and Social Media
There is no doubt that social media and the internet consume our lives.
Bad Economy Blamed for Lower Divorce Rates
As the economy dipped, so did divorce rates.
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.
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).
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.
The Effect of Divorce on Health Coverage for Women
You have likely already heard that many women lose health insurance after divorce.
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.
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.
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
Divorced Females Often Lose Health Insurance After Divorce
Studies have shown that many women end up without health insurance after divorce.
New Jersey Alimony Laws Have Many Critics
Many people in New Jersey are complaining about the state’s unfair alimony laws
Why Has the New York Divorce Risen?
If you are facing divorce in New York right now, you are not alone.
How to Divorce a Missing Spouse in NY
Your spouse may not accept that you want a divorce.
When Can You Get an Annulment?
If you want a divorce, you should first make sure the divorce process is even necessary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips on Speeding Up Your Child Custody Case
You may be wondering how some recent well-known child custody cases were settled quite quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Reconcile Before Divorce Is Final
Everyone likely remembers the high profile divorce case of Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa.
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.
The Benefits of Mediation During Divorce
If you are facing the possibility of divorce, you should consider trying mediation as the first step.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How Can a Forensic Accountant Help During Divorce?
One of the most helpful types of specialists during divorce is a forensic accountant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Well-Connected Lawyer and Your Divorce Strategy
During your divorce you are up against both your spouse and your spouse’s lawyer.
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.
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.
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.