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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Cost Effective Divorce Strategies
Let’s face it: divorce can be expensive.
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.
The Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
It is possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney, but it isn’t necessarily advised.
Subpoenas in NY Divorce
Contested divorce actions can be complex.
The Divorce Process in New York
“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?”
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.
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.
Marital Debt in New York Divorce
We have previously discussed the division of assets in New York divorce.
What is an Enhanced Earnings Capacity?
Equitable distribution, or the division of assets, is a major component of most New York divorce actions.
Dividing Assets in New York Divorce
New York divorce cases can be complex.
Can a Pet Help You Cope with Divorce?
Divorce can be a traumatic and heartbreaking experience for all involved.
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.
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.
Infidelity Clauses in Prenuptial Agreements
The popularity of prenuptial agreements is on the rise.
Special Issues Facing High Net Worth Divorces
Divorces involving a great deal of assets require the specialized attention of an experienced matrimonial attorney.
The Power of Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements have the power to greatly impact marriages and divorces.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting Your Credit During (and After) a Divorce
Divorce can lead to a slew of financial dilemmas, which can negatively affect your credit score.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Signs You Need a Divorce Lawyer
Divorce. Just the word alone may conjure up feelings of anxiety regarding the unknown
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.
As previously discussed, grey divorces are a rising trend in the divorce world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Handling Your Finances After Divorce
After divorce, money is usually tight for most people.
Reasons to Get a Postnuptial Agreement During Marriage
You have likely heard of a prenuptial agreement, which is a document signed before marriage
Celebrity Prenuptial Agreements
Despite the increasing popularity of prenuptial agreements, especially among the wealthy, not everyone decides to get one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Reconcile Before Divorce Is Final
Everyone likely remembers the high profile divorce case of Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa.
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.
How Can a Forensic Accountant Help During Divorce?
One of the most helpful types of specialists during divorce is a forensic accountant.
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.
How to Deal with the Marital Home
Dealing with the marital home is one aspect of divorce that can be confusing.
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.
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.
How Does Equitable Distribution in New York Work?
Equitable distribution is the legal process of dividing properties between spouses who are undergoing a divorce.
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.
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.
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.
Top 12 Ways to Avoid a Costly Divorce – Part 2
Make sure that you get all your information, documents and financial records in order.
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.
Enhanced Earnings, Enhanced Confusion
Sorry for the delay in between posts, I will be updating this blog more consistently in the future.
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.
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.