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on September 15, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Spousal Support After An Affair

Adultery is a common cause for spouses to separate and divorce. In many states, including New York, adultery by a spouse may be considered by the court in different aspects of the divorce proceedings. Here’s our guide to spousal support after an affair. Legal Grounds For A Divorce In New York, divorcing spouses may seek … Read more

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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 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 January 9, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Is Spousal Support Guaranteed in a New York Divorce?

In a New York divorce, there is spousal support or “temporary maintenance” and then there is maintenance.

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on September 13, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

What Makes “Gray Divorce” Different

There are has been a recent spike in couples pursuing divorces later in life, leading to the coinage of the term “Gray Divorce” to describe this occurrence.

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on July 15, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Modifying Court Orders in NYC

There are two forms of child support modifications: upwards modification and downwards modification.

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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 June 10, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on February 11, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Annulments, Divorce, and Legal Separation

New Yorkers looking to part ways with their spouse have three options: an annulment, divorce, or legal separation.

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on January 28, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce’s Impact on Health Insurance

Divorce can have an impact on many aspects of your life, including your health insurance coverage.

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on January 13, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 October 8, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce

Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience.

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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 September 2, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Co-Parenting Goes High-Tech

Technology plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, especially in our communication and relationships.

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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 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 June 3, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Steps to Take After Being Served with Divorce Papers

Being served with divorce papers can stir up a variety of emotions, especially if you were not aware that your spouse wanted to end your marriage.

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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 March 4, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

The Benefit of Prenuptial Agreements

The prenuptial agreement’s popularity is on the rise, and for good reason.

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on February 18, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on February 6, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 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 21, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 August 25, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 July 1, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 10, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 May 15, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 19, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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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 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 August 13, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on July 30, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on July 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 17, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on June 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on May 31, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

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.

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on May 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Advice for After Your Divorce

Congratulations! Your divorce is finally settled and you can leave behind the stress and anxiety that came with it.

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on May 15, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The World’s Wackiest Reasons for Divorce

Couples file for divorce citing a variety of reasons, from serious offenses to kooky and absurd infractions.

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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 January 16, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Pendente Lite and Your Divorce

If you are too intimidated to file for divorce because you are worried about financially supporting yourself until it is final, you should look into pendente lite.

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