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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Can Audio Recordings Be Introduced into Evidence During a Custody Proceeding?

In New York State, audio recording conversations cannot be admitted into evidence without the consent of at least one of the conversation’s participants. This is the rule in Civil, Criminal, and Family Court proceedings. If the audio recording is not admissible, the Family Court judge in a custody case may not use the recorded audio… Read More »

Virtual Visitation

Face-to-face interactions are no longer the only way for non-custodial parents to have contact with their children. Skype, Google chat, video phone and various Internet options allow parents to visit with their youngsters no matter where they are located. Phones and computers can be used to schedule time for chatting, for reading a bedtime story… Read More »

The Valuation of Academic Degrees in a Divorce

In a December 23, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal, reporter Sophia Hollander writes about how New York State considers a license or professional degree acquired during a marriage to be property that is to be divided between spouses in a divorce. The original idea behind the law, when it was drafted decades ago,… Read More »

Second Time Around: Four Tips for Success

Love makes the world go ‘round. Even after a lengthy or high-conflict divorce experience, many of my clients remarry. At any age, the opportunity to build a life with a person with whom you share abiding love and companionship is a blessing. If considering a second marriage, or if you just started into your first… Read More »

Tips on Navigating Gray Divorce

Our law firm represents people going through divorce on their way to a new future. Some have been married four years or less, and some forty years or more. In the United States, while the average divorce rate is leveling off, the divorce rate for couples over 50 doubled between 1990 and 2009. Consider these… Read More »

Getting To Yes: Equitable Property Division

Property division is central to all divorce cases. Whether you have a high-asset estate, or a house, some savings and a pension, the same rules apply. At Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., we know the law, and we help you understand the law when it comes to dividing your property. Here are some points… Read More »

Foreign Law Proposes Marriage Licenses Renewals to Prevent Divorces

Last year, it was widely recently reported that lawmakers in Mexico were considering legislation that would have created temporary marriage licenses as a solution to the rising number of divorces in the country. According to a Reuters report, statistics showed that in Mexico most divorce actions commenced within the first two years of marriage. In… Read More »

It Is 10:00 p.m. — Do You Know Where Your Spouse Is?

Your spouse leaves the room each time the cell phone rings, and it rings a lot more lately. She works late a couple of times a week. Or, he takes care of the bills now, when you used to do them together. Another business trip? Although New York now has no-fault divorce, fault such as… Read More »

Parenting and Holiday Plans: Tips for the Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and for divorced parents — and their children — holiday expectations can add to a season already tinged with possible disappointment. Knowing your legal boundaries and acting civil towards each other can go a long way towards helping you and your child to enjoy the holiday season. As… Read More »

The Impact Respect Can Have on a Breakup of a Marriage

Respect in a marriage does not stop at home. It is required in the public sphere as well. Today, most people have the ability to take videos and pictures right on their mobile phones. Because of this development, the chances that actions by one spouse outside of the home getting back to the other spouse… Read More »

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