Tips for Surviving the Holidays during Divorce
The holiday season is usually a time reserved for celebrations with friends and family, but when you’re going through a divorce, it can feel anything but cheery. From co-parenting issues to questions from nosy relatives, divorce during the holidays can be difficult to navigate. To help you make the most of the season, here are … Read more
Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting in New York Divorce Cases
A number of divorced parents are drifting away from traditional custody and co-parenting arrangements. Instead, they are opting for alternative parenting methods. One non-traditional form of co-parenting is referred to as the Bird’s Nest method. What is bird’s nest co-parenting, and is it right for your family? What is Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting? Bird’s nest co-parenting … Read more
Why Child Support Enforcement Can Help Parents
Child support is a critical way to help single-parent families raise children and reduce the threat of poverty. Divorce can be particularly hard on children. As painful as a broken marriage can be, children shouldn’t be subjected to the problems associated with missed child support payments – lack of money for food, rent or other … 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
Physical Custody in New York State
Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences you will have, especially if you have children. Child custody is a major part of most divorce cases, and it can be broken down into two types: physical custody, and legal custody. What is physical custody, and what does it mean for your divorce? What is Physical … Read more
Telling Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce
The only thing harder than deciding to file for divorce, is telling your children. In fact, doing so is one of the aspects of divorce that parents dread the most. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have drawn on their years of experience and put together the essential how to guide … Read more
Modifying Child Custody Orders in New York
Child custody is one of the most important components of divorce. Your child custody agreement will determine if your child will live with you, or if you can make decisions on their behalf. It is likely that your child custody order will need to be changed as time goes on. What are some of the … Read more
Alternative Forms of Co-Parenting After Divorce
Traditional family dynamics are changing, and so are co-parenting arrangements after divorce. Gone are the days when a divorced mother would be the primary custodian. What are some of the new forms of co-parenting, and will they work for your family? Parallel Parenting Parallel Parenting was designed with high-conflict families in mind. The purpose of … 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
Divorce and Child Custody 101
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to divorce and child custody. Having a basic understanding of the two is vital to the success of your case. Should you file for a divorce or legal separation? Can you have legal custody if your child doesn’t live with you? Consider this your much needed crash course in … 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
Tips for Celebrating Father’s Day during Divorce
Last month, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. published a guide for surviving Mother’s Day during a divorce. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it’d be helpful to bring you our top tips for celebrating Father’s Day during divorce. Let Your Kids Have a Say Your children may be having a … Read more
What is the Hague Convention?
Last week, we briefly mentioned the Hague Convention while discussing traveling with children during divorce. Besides being a very complex area of law, what exactly is the Hague Convention, and how can it help protect your children? An Introduction to the Hague Convention The Hague Convention (HC) is a treaty that was created to help … Read more
Traveling with Children during Divorce
Traveling with kids is no walk in the park, but traveling with children during divorce can often present extra hurdles. There is a lot to do before you take off, including obtaining a passport, getting permission, and confirming an itinerary with your ex. Read on for important information about traveling with children during divorce: Obtaining a … Read more
Legal Custody in New York
Many people don’t realize that there are two forms of child custody in New York: Legal Custody and Physical Custody. Knowing the difference between the two is crucial if you are a litigant in a child custody case. Today, we will focus our discussion on legal custody. What is the definition of legal custody? What does … Read more
5 Tips for Winning a Contested Divorce
Contested divorces are the polar opposite of their uncontested counterparts.
5 Things You Should Do Before Filing For Divorce
Deciding to file for divorce is a big deal.
The Top 7 Winning Divorce Rules
Do not sabotage your divorce lawsuit before it even begins.
Is Your Divorce Lawyer Ruining Your Case?
New York City lawyers are a dime a dozen.
Co-Parenting Tips For The Holiday Season
The 2016 holiday season is officially here. While usually a chaotic (but joyous!) time, the holidays can bring about additional challenges for divorced couples as they try to figure out how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities during this festive time of year.
How to Tell Others About Your Divorce
The divorce process can be difficult and confusing,
The 4 Cardinal Rules of Co-Parenting
A divorce involving children can be an incredibly difficult experience, especially when it comes to learning how to co-parent effectively.
What Can I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?
As a custodial parent, one of your primary goals is to promote a healthy and active relationship between your child and your ex-spouse.
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.
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.
Back to School for Children of Divorce
It’s that time of year again: the weather is cooling down, days are becoming a little shorter, and kids are going back to school.
True American Divorce Statistics
There has been a long standing belief that half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce.
What to Look for in a Divorce Attorney
Trying to find a divorce or child custody lawyer can be overwhelming.
Expedited Divorce in New York
The best things in life are worth waiting for.
Modifying Court Orders in NYC
There are two forms of child support modifications: upwards modification and downwards modification.
The Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
It is possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney, but it isn’t necessarily advised.
Child Support and Summer Camp
New York State requires a non-custodial parent to help with child rearing costs during, and after, a divorce or child custody action.
Post-Nuptial Agreements for Stay-at-Home Parents
Choosing to become a stay-at-home parent is an admirable decision, but it is one that requires special consideration.
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?”
Introducing Your Child to the Concept of Therapy
As discussed previously, divorce effects all children differently.
Divorced Moms on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day can be difficult for divorced parents, especially mothers.
Would Your Child Benefit from Therapy?
Divorce effects children differently.
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.
Troubled Spouses and Child Custody
Issues surrounding child custody and visitation during contested divorce battles are a major concern for the court.
Modifying an Order of Child Support
Child support is an integral component of divorce and custody disputes, and is typically awarded to the parent who is granted residential or primary custody of a child or children.
Preparing for a Divorce Trial
While most divorce cases are settled outside of the court room, highly contested actions often proceed to trial.
Divorce’s Impact on Health Insurance
Divorce can have an impact on many aspects of your life, including your health insurance coverage.
Alternative Co-Parenting Strategies
Our society is shifting to one that places a high value on the benefits of co-parenting, and non-traditional custody agreements and parenting plans reflect that.
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.
Divorce Can Be a Good Thing!
Divorce is tough. It can be an emotionally trying time, full of sadness, anger, or resentment.
Parental Alienation in Custody Disputes
Divorce can be a trying time.
Holiday Co-Parenting Strategies
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season this Thursday.
Relocation with Children after Divorce
Divorce cases can become exponentially more difficult if children are involved, since there are issues surrounding child custody, visitation, and support that must be addressed.
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.
Telling Your Children About Divorce
After much deliberation, you and your spouse have decided to proceed with divorce.
How is Child Custody Determined in New York?
Agreeing on a child custody plan is one of the hardest components of 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!
Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce
Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience.
An Introduction to Child Custody in New York
Trying to navigate a New York City Family Court while pursuing a child custody case can be daunting, especially for parties who have no prior experience with this type of legal matter.
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.
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.
Effective Co-Parenting for Families of Divorce
Parents who are in the beginning stages of ending their relationship should strive to have an amicable, child centered divorce.
Back to School Season and Divorced Families
Back to school season can be challenging for parents whose children are still in full time summer mode.
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.
Important Information Regarding Divorce Consultations
Consulting with an experienced family law attorney will be beneficial to your divorce case.
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.
How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle
Uncontested child custody cases have the potential to turn into nasty battles.
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.
Filing First: Getting a Head Start in the NY Divorce Race
If you’re considering divorce, then it is highly recommended that you don’t wait for your spouse to make the first move.
Child Custody and Support in New York State
Child custody and child support are two of the primary parts of New York divorce cases involving children.
Determining Paternity in New York City
Paternity disputes and DNA tests have been portrayed as a joke by television shows like Maury, when in reality, they play a pivotal role in child custody and support cases throughout the United States.
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.
What to Anticipate During Tough Custody Battles
Regardless of how good intentions between parties may be at the start of a child custody action, there is always the possibility of emotions turning sour, minds being changed, or other unexpected circumstances (such as the emergency relocation of one party) that will impact the proceedings.
The Real Gift Children of Divorce Want This Christmas
Despite what the songs may say, the holiday season might not be the most wonderful time of the year if you’re going through a divorce.
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.
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.
Mobile DNA Testing Comes to New York City
Last week, CBS reported on the arrival of the ” Who’s Your Daddy?” mobile DNA testing truck to the Big Apple.
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 Co-Parenting During The School Year
Making the transition from summertime fun to a regimented school schedule can be difficult for both children and parents, especially if the parents are divorced.
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.
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.
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.
Possible New NYC Family Court Judges
New York State legislatures voted to increase the number of Family Court judges on Thursday, June 19th, and Friday, June 20th.
Halle Berry’s HUGE Child Support Order
It is being reported that Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her ex-boyfriend and father of her 6 year old daughter, Gabriel Aubry, a whopping $16,000 per month in child support.
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.
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.
Traveling Internationally with Kids During Divorce
Traveling with children, both domestically and internationally, can be a rewarding, relaxing, and even educational experience.
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.
What is “Conscious Uncoupling”?
Gwyneth Paltrow harnessed the power of social media and announced her ” conscious uncoupling” from long-time husband and Coldplay front man Chris Martin on her lifestyle blog earlier this week.
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
Same Sex Couple Adoption Woes
Late last week, a judge in Brooklyn ruled that a woman was not allowed to legally adopt her wife’s biological child.
Can Your Kids Benefit From a Divorce?
Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved.
Frequently Used Court Terms
The contested divorce process can be stressful and confusing.
Should You Get Divorced During the Holiday Season?
The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially during this time of year.
Law Guardians: An Advocate for Your Child
If you are going through a divorce and have children with your spouse, then chances are you will deal with a law guardian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Marriage Dead?
Is marriage dead? According to New York writer Emma Johnson, the steady, high divorce rate in the U.S. and declining number of Americans who get married at all proves that it is. In her hit blog, Wealthy Single Mommy, Johnson proposes a new marriage model: a 10-year marriage contract.
Unusual Adoption Case to go Before U.S. Supreme Court
An unusual adoption case, which exemplifies the complexity and significance of certain family law disputes, will go before the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013.
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.
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.
Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce
Before New York adopted a no-fault divorce policy in 2010, one party to a divorce would have to take fault, or essentially the blame, for the dissolution of their marriage, even when both sides agreed that divorce was necessary.
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.
False Allegations of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a highly serious, immensely wide spread issue.
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.
Prenups: To Sign or not to Sign?
It seems that in every romance-based sitcom and TV drama, there comes a time when the leading, newly-engaged couple reaches an inevitable fight: one partner asks the other to sign a prenuptial agreement and the other is outraged.
Entrepreneurial Spirit Gone Too Far
A divorce attorney in Minnesota, Thomas P. Lowe, was barred from practicing law for at least the next 15 months due to a startling discovery about his practice: he was billing a client for having sex.
Tips on Telling the Children You’re Getting Divorced
If you have children, one of the worst parts of divorce is likely telling them your plans to end the marriage.
Rapper Bow Wow Owes Child Support and May Have Lied About Income in Court
Not only has rapper Bow Wow been ordered to pay child support, but he may also be in some legal trouble after apparently omitting information to the court.
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.
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.
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
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.
Back to School After a Divorce or Separation
Any change can be stressful for a child – be it changes in living arrangements or changes in daily routine when school is back in session.
5 More Tips to Get Back Custody of Your Children
Yesterday I posted an article with 5 tips for parents who have lost custody of their children and are committed to regaining custody.
5 Tips to Get Back Custody of Your Children
When children are involved, expect judges to act in the best interests of the children. Here are 5 tips if you have been denied custody of your children by the legal system.
Can I Modify a Custody Agreement?
The parties were divorced by a judgment of this Court dated July 21, 2008, approximately fifteen (15) months prior to the institution of this post judgment litigation.
New Reality Show Exposes Messy High Net worth Divorce Cases
A new reality show, Divorce Wars airing on March 29 th, is exposing the realities of high net worth divorces, exploring the battlefield of divorce and the techniques used to win the divorce war.
Evidence is Everything in Mental Illness Case
A mother who had been charged with being mentally ill (as defined in Social Services Law §384-b) has, through her counsel, argued that an expert medical report made by a physician from the opposition should be stricken, as it relies on inadmissible evidence.
What Happens if Somebody Files for Divorce?
Pre nupts are valid, and it is difficult to get them thrown out in Courts in New York, read the following case from the third department…..
Cancel Credit Cards?
We pick up with Step 8 in our series on practical steps to take when a divorce is imminent.
What Should I Do Next?
We continue with our series on steps to take when divorce is imminent.
Safe Guard Your Documents
Inventory and photograph your household furniture, art, jewelry and other items of value.
Should I Move Out?
We are nearing the end of our series on practical steps to take when you are facing an imminent divorce.
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.
What Is The First thing I Should Do?
This post continues are series on practical steps to take when a divorce is imminent.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders…Are They All The Same?
Many lawyers settle cases and draft agreements that are vague.
Generally, You Should Get Half the Pension
Trial Judges in New York constantly make mistakes. Basic principles of equitable distribution are not followed.
Am I Entitled to Interest?
Many times people come to me and show me their judgement of divorce.
Enhanced Earning Degree
In a recent decision, the appellate division in the Fourth Department, reduced an award of equitable distribution from forty percent to twenty percent of the value of a degree earned during the marriage.
Failing to Abide by Orders
People enter agreements all the time in divorce cases in New York.
What Happen’s If My Husband Was Granted A Divorce in Another State?
In some cases, people to travel to other states to get a divorce.
Can I Move?
This is the first in a series of cases I will post for my readers to get a sense of what they need to prove if they want to relocate or fight a relocation.
How Do I Go About Discovery?
If you are involved in Divorce in New York and your future ex spouse is attempting to hide assets, the discovery process is the way for you and your lawyer to find out what he is actually hiding.
What Is Separate Property?
Many times individuals enter marriage with their own separate property.
Be Careful Before You Sign…
All too often, women come into my office and tell me their wonderful future husband is requesting a pre nuptial agreement be signed before the marriage.
Never Lie to a Judge
You would be surprised how many people actually either out right lie to the Court or misrepresent the truth.
What Should I do?
My ex is making it difficult for me to see my children, What should I do?
Do I need a pre nup?
If you have an asset or a degree that you want to protect then you need a pre nup…
Is it Difficult to Get an Annulment in New York?
Recently a distraught women walked into my office and wanted an Annulment…..
Discovery and Settlement
Why do litigants have to turn over all of their financial documents to the other side?