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
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
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
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
Divorce News: Can Science Predict Who Will Get Divorced?
It’s impossible to tell which couples head to divorce court after walking down the aisle. There are the obvious reasons for divorce, such as infidelity and financial issues, but social scientists wanted to find out who is most likely to file. Business Insider reviewed marriage and divorce studies, and compiled the top traits that may … Read more
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
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
Financial Pitfalls during Divorce
Last week, we let you in on a little secret: there are hidden financial benefits to divorce. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks, as well. What are the most common financial pitfalls you may face during your divorce, and how can you avoid them? Paying Your Retainer Fee The first financial pitfalls of divorce begin as soon … Read more
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
We’ve Been Nominated for Best of Brooklyn!
Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is proud to announce their nomination as Best Divorce Law Firm in Brooklyn. The Best of Brooklyn competition, hosted by Dime Community Bank, aims to shed a spotlight on the best businesses in the Borough. Voting for the Best of Brooklyn Casting your vote for the Best in Brooklyn … Read more
Introducing Legal Financing with Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C.
At Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we are sensitive to the fact that divorce and family law cases can be expensive. We encourage our clients to take measures to keep their legal fees low, but sometimes, that isn’t enough. This is why we are proud to announce that our firm now offers legal financing … Read more
Common Divorce Myths in New York
The internet is a wonderful tool, but it can be harmful to your divorce or child custody case. There are countless divorce horror stories online, and it’s hard to not believe them. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have shed a light on the most common New York divorce myths out … Read more
Statements of Net Worth in New York Divorce
Some of the most common points of contention in New York divorce cases involve money. Spouses often disagree on child support, alimony, and equitable distribution. How can a Statement of Net Worth help to alleviate these issues? What is a Statement of Net Worth? A Statement of Net Worth is a court document, and is … Read more
How to 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.
The Most Absurd Reasons For Divorce
People file for divorce for a multitude of reasons.
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.
True American Divorce Statistics
There has been a long standing belief that half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce.
Commemorating Your Divorce
Life’s milestones deserve to be celebrated and commemorated.
The Divorce Process in New York
“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?”
Celebrating with Divorce Parties
Once an outrageous concept, divorce parties are growing in popularity as the stigma associated with ending a marriage disappears.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Co-Parenting Goes High-Tech
Technology plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, especially in our communication and relationships.
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.
Can a Pet Help You Cope with Divorce?
Divorce can be a traumatic and heartbreaking experience for all involved.
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.
Protecting Your Business During Divorce
High net worth divorce cases involve assets of significant value, which can include business ownerships or partnerships.
Infidelity Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements
The popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise.
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.
Attorney Perskin Interviewed by Crain’s New York Business
Attorney Brian D. Perskin recently sat down with Crain’s New York Business for an interview that delved into his 25 years as a New York divorce lawyer.
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.
$995 MILLION Divorce Settlement Shatters US Records
Divorce doesn’t always come cheap, especially if you’re one of the wealthiest oil tycoons in the country.
Supernatural Creature Denied Alimony from Human Husband
A woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now facing a post-divorce life without alimony after the Appeals Court in Dubai ruled that her husband was not required to pay her a sum of about $11,000 US in spousal support.
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.
International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute
An unidentified woman is being accused of kidnapping after she took her child from its father during a heated custody dispute.
Chinese District Puts Cap on Divorce Filings
In a drastic attempt to preserve the sanctity of marriage, a city district in China is limiting the number of divorce filings to 15 per day.
Sherri Shepherd’s Child Custody Victory
Sherri Shepherd is having one heck of a year. Recently fired from her co-host position on The View and in the midst of a divorce and two child custody battles, she can sure use some good news.
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.
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?
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.
Rumors Swirl Amidst Sherri Shepherd’s Divorce Announcement
Sherri Shepherd, a co-host on The View, filed for divorce from her husband, Lamar Sally, earlier this week.
Spitzer’s Ex-Wife Cleans Up in Divorce Settlement
Only months after former disgraced New York Governor Elliot Spitzer announced his plan to divorce Silda Wall Spitzer, a settlement has been reached.
What Should I do if My Ex is Making Divorce More Difficult?
Divorce is a trying time, both mentally and emotionally.
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.
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.
Washington Man Forges Divorce Documents, Faces Jail Time
According to a recent report in the Whidbey News-Times, an Oak Harbor man tried to get a divorce by falsifying divorce documents with the court.
Grey Divorce in Hollywood
As discussed in a recent NearSay blog post, the percentage of divorces involving baby boomers is steadily on the rise.
Can Your Kids Benefit From a Divorce?
Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved.
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.
Spitzer to Divorce
Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, announced their intention to divorce earlier this week.
Broadway Stars Choose Separation
Broadway and Hollywood stars Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs announced yesterday, through their representatives, that they were planning on separating after a decade long marriage.
Same Sex Divorce Struggles
Marriage equality is a hot button issue in the United States, with state governments continually granting homosexual couples the right to marry.
But Who Gets The Dog?
New York City residents are, without a doubt, pet people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements
We’ve all heard the horror stories involving divorces- they’re long, expensive and stressful.
Death over Divorce
Divorces are common and they’re no longer frowned upon, but one New Jersey native would rather be a widow than a divorcee.
All’s Fair in Love and Alimony
Alimony (also referred to as spousal support), a sum of money oftentimes paid to a woman from her ex-husband to help her maintain a semblance of the lifestyle she once had while married, is drastically changing.
Fathers and Divorce
Men are often overlooked when it comes to divorce.
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.
Custody Agreement Reached in NFL Slay
A child custody decision was reached this week regarding Zoey Belcher, daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher.
Why You Should Get Along With Your Ex
Now that you know how to properly communicate with your ex, it’s time to outline exactly why keeping a line of friendly communication open is important.
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!”,
New Trend Alert: Lifestyle Clauses
A new trend that is sweeping tinsel town allows couples to get everything, and I mean absolutely everything, in writing before they marry.
Jane Lynch Divorcing Wife
Glee actress Jane Lynch has announced that she and Dr. Lara Embry, her wife of just over 3 years, are filing for divorce.
Should I Get a Prenup?
During a segment regarding marriage and money on Fox & Friends last month, personal finance expert Dave Ramsey made a very incorrect statement when asked if a couple should create and sign a prenuptial agreement.
Changing Your Name after Divorce
Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name after divorce, a way to fully let go of the past and turn their focus to the new life that waits.
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.
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.
The World’s Wackiest Reasons for Divorce
Couples file for divorce citing a variety of reasons, from serious offenses to kooky and absurd infractions.
Delays in the Bronx Court System
On April 13th, the New York Times published an examination of the Bronx Court System, critiquing the courts for extensive delays which undermine the notion of the right to a speedy trial.
Supreme Court Hearings on Same-Sex Marriage
This morning, Tuesday March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing two critical cases regarding whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
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.
Demi Moore seeks Spousal Support from Ashton Kutcher
In latest celebrity divorce, between Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Moore is seeking spousal support and attorney fees from Kutcher.
Miss America and Brooklyn DA Spread Awareness about Child Abuse
Mallory Hagan became the first Miss America from Brooklyn when she was crowned the pageant winner in January 2013.
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.
Beijing Divorce Ruling Marks Major Step for Domestic Violence Law
In a groundbreaking ruling for domestic violence law and women’s rights, a Beijing court granted a divorce on grounds of domestic abuse and issued its first ever restraining order on behalf of Kim Lee on Sunday, February 3rd.
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.
Divorced Females Often Lose Health Insurance After Divorce
Studies have shown that many women end up without health insurance after divorce.
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.
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.
Celebrity Prenuptial Agreements
Despite the increasing popularity of prenuptial agreements, especially among the wealthy, not everyone decides to get one.
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.
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.
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.
Katie Holmes Files for Divorce from Tom Cruise in New York
After years of rumors suggesting divorce, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are finally ending their marriage.
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Reconcile Before Divorce Is Final
Everyone likely remembers the high profile divorce case of Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa.
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.
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.
NYC Divorce – Why Social Media Can Be Detrimental to Your Case
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs has become fertile ground for evidence to be used in a NYC divorce case.
What We Can Learn From CNBC’s Divorce Wars
The latest CNBC show divorce wars that aired last week can provide us all with many valuable lessons about the rules of divorce that now apply to the 1 million marriages that are dissolved in the US this year.
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.
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.