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on August 9, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Fraud in Divorce: 4 Things to Look Out For

Financial fraud is a major problem that plagues many contested and high net worth divorce cases. New York requires each party to disclose their finances during their divorce case. Unfortunately, a number of resentful spouses will take steps to defraud their ex during divorce. What are the telltale signs of financial fraud in divorce, and … 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 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 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 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 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 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 May 25, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Say “I Do” to a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreements were once a taboo subject, but they are now gaining mainstream popularity. A growing number of engaged couples are signing prenuptial agreements prior to their wedding day. If you’re engaged, you need to make sure discussing a prenuptial agreement with your partner is an essential part of your wedding planning. To help aide in … 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 October 14, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Cost Effective Divorce Strategies

Let’s face it: divorce can be expensive.

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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 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 16, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Subpoenas in NY Divorce

Contested divorce actions can be complex.

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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 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 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 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 June 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Can a Pet Help You Cope with Divorce?

Divorce can be a traumatic and heartbreaking experience for all involved.

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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 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 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 January 19, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

How Can I Rebuild my Credit After Divorce?

As previously discussed, contested divorces can have the potential to ruin a party’s credit score due to litigation costs, becoming a single income household, and new financial obligations such as child support and maintenance payments.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 April 3, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

What is a QDRO and How can it Benefit Me During a Divorce?

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO for short, is a court ordered evaluation of retirement accounts.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 13, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 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 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 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.

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on September 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Handling Your Finances After Divorce

After divorce, money is usually tight for most people.

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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

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on September 6, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

Celebrity Prenuptial Agreements

Despite the increasing popularity of prenuptial agreements, especially among the wealthy, not everyone decides to get one.

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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 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.

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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 17, 2012 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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on November 2, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

Reasonable Alimony Expectations in New York

When applying for alimony or spousal support, this is not a ticket for free income for the rest of your life.

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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.

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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.

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on August 2, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

How to Value Real Estate in Your Divorce Settlement – Winning Strategies

Real Estate and other property can be difficult to divide fairly in a divorce settlement.

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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.

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on July 6, 2011 / by Brian Perskin

What Happens to My Property in a New York City Divorce?

An experienced attorney can help protect your property during all stages of divorce proceedings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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