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on January 2, 2019 / by Brian Perskin

How Domestic Abuse Can Affect Divorce Proceedings

Domestic abuse is one of the worst things that can happen in any relationship. From physical violence to emotional blackmail, abuse takes on many forms – all of them torturous. When abuse is present, divorce may seem like the best avenue of escape. But, how can domestic abuse affect divorce proceedings? Domestic Abuse Comes in … 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 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 September 2, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Child Abuse v. Child Neglect in New York

Child abuse and neglect are two of the most serious and concerning types of cases currently plaguing the Family Court system.

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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 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 February 29, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Grounds for Divorce in New York

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

blog post
on February 4, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Extending Orders of Protection

An Order of Protection is a legally binding court order that acts as a tool to prevent harassment, abuse, stalking, or other violent and threatening behavior to occur between two or more people.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 April 9, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Brooklyn Man Charged With Murdering Girlfriend

A 44-year-old man, Alex Santiago, was charged with stabbing a woman to death in Brooklyn after the woman, who is allegedly his girlfriend, was found dead in his apartment on April 6th.

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on March 1, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on February 18, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Brooklyn Woman’s Murder Highlights Seriousness of Domestic Violence

Hazel Robinson, a 51-year-old Brooklyn woman, was almost decapitated by her husband when he killed her using a kitchen knife on Sunday, February 17th.

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on February 4, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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