Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Study Says Facebook Use May Be Linked to Divorce

A new study appearing in the journal Computers in Human Behavior indicates that heavy use of social media sites like Facebook are correlated with higher rates of divorce and marital dissatisfaction. Although the study found that two are linked, it wasn’t clear whether Facebook use leads to unhappy marriages or vice versa. The journal article… Read More »

Bryan L. Salamone & Associates: Why Experience Matters

When selecting a divorce attorney in Long Island, you may think picking a young, energetic lawyer fresh out of law school is the best choice. Being new to the field, you might believe they have the passion and vigor to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. As an added bonus, his or her… Read More »

Court Rules Hedge Fund Manager Must Continue $50K Monthly Child Support Payments

A multimillionaire and hedge fund manager has lost his bid to reduce the $50,000 per month in child support he must pay to the mother of his six-year-old child. Warren Lichtenstein must continue to make huge monthly payments to Annabelle Bond, a well-known Hong Kong socialite and the daughter of the former head of the… Read More »

Sherri Shepherd Divorce Complicated by Yet-to-be-Born Baby from Surrogate

The divorce between celebrity Sherri Shepherd and her husband, Lamar Sally, has been a very public and contentious one. The case has become even more complex, however, due to the fact that the couple had hired a surrogate to carry their child. Now, the New York Post reports that Shepherd does not want parental rights… Read More »

Husband Fails to Show Up for Divorce Proceedings After Public Promise

A woman in New York City has been forced to once again wait for the divorce she has been seeking for more than two years after her husband failed to show up to a Jewish court proceeding in early August. Rivky Stein, says that she has been trying to get her husband, Yoel Weiss, to… Read More »

Child Support Issues Prevent Musician from Moving Ahead with UN Work

A contentious dispute over child support is costing a Grammy Award-winning artist his chance to work with the United Nations on an important cause. According to the NY Daily News, rapper Praskazrel Michel, known as “Pras,’ is waiting for the legal system to run its course in a child support case involving Angela Severiano, the… Read More »

New York Named One of Worst States to Get Divorced

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and stressful experience, and unfortunately the state of New York doesn’t make things any easier on couples who have decided to end their marriage. According to a recent report, New York is one of the seven worst states to get divorced due to expensive filing fees and… Read More »

Record High: $4.5 Billion Divorce Settlement

A Swiss court awarded a Russian woman a record high divorce settlement after her 24-year marriage to a wealthy Russian businessman. Thirty years ago, Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovleva met as students in the Ural Mountains. Following their marriage, Mr. Rybolovlev built a fortune during the privatization of business in Russia. The couple has two… Read More »

Recent Ruling Reinforces Spheres of Custodial Influence

A recent Second Judicial Department ruling affirmed spheres of custodial influence in a New York custody case. Shared legal and physical custody is now a common post-divorce parenting arrangement. With the trend toward shared time and decision-making responsibility, some couples experience difficulty communicating with each other in the best interests of their children. My firm… Read More »

Be Prepared for Divorce Court

Involvement in a contentious divorce matter is easier when you know what to expect. Most people hope for an easy, quick divorce. While almost no one achieves it, some divorces are worse than others. And still other divorce experiences linger in bitterness and legal fees for years. Our firm aggressively supports the rights and wishes… Read More »