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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Divorce Law Firms: The Bigger the Better

For whatever reason, divorce law firms have remained small in New York. Firms that exclusively handle divorce and divorce-related issues (with no other areas of practice) have remained small often only consisting of only a few attorneys. Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has more than 10 attorneys and maintains a total staff of over… Read More »

Enhanced Earning Capacity: Reap the Rewards of Your Spouse’s Education

Your commitment to your marriage included your investment in your family’s financial future. In order to increase the financial success of your family unit, you may have sacrificed your own education or career advancement. You now have the right to receive a return on your investment when your partnership dissolves in divorce. The anticipated enhanced… Read More »

A Lawyer’s Guide to Choosing the Right Divorce Attorney

Your divorce lawyer must have business knowledge and experience in addition to knowledge of the law. When entering into a relationship with a divorce lawyer, evaluate the lawyer’s success. Is he/she a sole practitioner; is it a small “shop”; is it a rented office or do they own a building? Hiring the wrong divorce lawyer… Read More »

Is Your Business Safe? Ten Tips for Protecting Your Business Assets During Your Divorce

After working hard to build a successful business, do not let your pending divorce put your accomplishments at risk. Your spouse may be entitled to an interest in your company and a portion of its assets and profits. Following are ten tips for effectively protecting your business from the damaging effects of dissolution: 1. Rely… Read More »

Sharing Joint Custody

When you were married, you and your spouse likely shared in many childrearing decisions. Divorce complicates this parental arrangement. Parents are unlikely to discuss their children’s faltering grades or brilliant oboe performances over a leisurely family dinner or a Sunday drive to the hardware store. In fact, ex-spouses may prefer as little contact as possible…. Read More »

When the Other Parent Uses Your Child as a Weapon

Even in the best of circumstances, divorce is usually hard on children. But a manipulative parent can force children to choose sides through hostile aggressive parenting (HAP). HAP can lead to what is known as parental alienation syndrome (PAS) — a situation in which one parent turns a child against the other parent. Actions that… Read More »

Proving You Aren’t the Father

Fatherhood comes with many rewards and pleasures. It also involves a lifetime of financial and personal responsibilities. Once you are named the father — either through an order or voluntary acknowledgement — you can be held liable for child support until the child turns 21 years old. You may be determined to care for your… Read More »

Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation

You and your spouse have argued incessantly over who should get custody of your children. You’ve tried negotiations and mediations and cannot reach an agreement. You have now asked a judge to decide. In New York, the court is instructed to decide on a custody and visitation arrangement that is in the child’s best interest…. Read More »

How to Divide the Equity in Your Marital Home

You both deserve part of your marital home, but you cannot cut a house down the middle. Splitting the equity in your home requires strategic planning and creative thinking. Common solutions include: Selling your home and dividing the equity Buying out your spouse with cash or other assets Accepting other property in exchange for the… Read More »

Four Tips for a Successful Child Custody Mediation

As you divide your household during a divorce, you must also determine how to share in your parenting duties and rights. Mediation can help you arrive at a satisfactory child custody arrangement. As with litigation, thorough preparation for your mediation session is essential to achieving your objectives. Here are four tips to help you prepare…. Read More »

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