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Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Do You Have to Answer Every Question at a Divorce Deposition?

At a divorce deposition, the other party’s attorney will be given the chance to ask you questions on a wide variety of subjects related to your divorce. These topics could include your overall health, your employment history, your fidelity during the marriage, any debts or assets you own and anything else that could factor into… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between a Divorce Trial and a Hearing?

If you’re like most people, you might think that a divorce hearing and a divorce trial are one in the same. In reality, they are similar, but there are a few differences between the two. The following is a quick overview of each: Divorce hearings Divorce hearings are typically used to obtain temporary orders from… Read More »

How to Respond to a Child Support Petition

If you receive a formal request for child support (known as a child support petition), you must respond promptly and accurately. Your actions could impact your financial obligations for many years to come. The following items are some key points related to receiving and responding to a child support petition: You must comply with all… Read More »

Advice for a Successful Child Custody Evaluation

If child custody is a major issue in your divorce case, you may need to undergo a child custody evaluation. During this process, you will meet with a third-party evaluator to determine your fitness as a parent. The following are a few key tips as you prepare for this evaluation: Always be upfront regarding your… Read More »

Important Terms to Know During a Divorce

As you go through a divorce, there’s a good chance you will come across some legal terminology with which you’re unfamiliar. The following are a few common examples: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR): A settlement process that occurs out of court, whether it’s through negotiations, mediation or arbitration. It is typically used to help divorcing couples… Read More »

Protecting Savings for Your Child’s College Education During Divorce

One question you might have while you are going through a divorce is what will happen to the money you’ve put away for your children in college savings accounts. You may wonder if those funds could be diverted to other purposes or if your kids will need to split the money with the children of… Read More »

What to Know About Uncontested Divorce in New York

An uncontested divorce is the simplest, most pain-free divorce process available. Essentially, it means that both parties are able to agree on all the major issues in their divorce, including how they will share parental responsibilities, child support and custody arrangements, alimony payments and the division of shared property and debts. If the parties are… Read More »

Advice If You’re Getting Divorced After a Decades-Long Marriage

While the overall U.S. divorce rate appears to be declining, studies show that divorce among older adults is actually on the rise. This means that more people are getting divorced after many years of marriage — a fact that makes the dissolution of marriage more complicated. Divorcing later in life is often a result of… Read More »

Really Bad (Yet Unfortunately Common) Pieces of Divorce Advice to Ignore

As you are going through a divorce, chances are you will receive a lot of unsolicited advice from family members and friends who may or may not have ever experienced a divorce of their own. Although they almost certainly mean well, it’s important to remember that each divorce is different, and any advice they give… Read More »

Why is Your Separation Date Important in a Divorce?

Often in a divorce, the date of separation is a key factor in determining how assets and debts are divided, who retains custody of the children and how much child support and/or alimony is owed. Most of the time, the date of separation is the date on which the two parties officially no longer lived… Read More »

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