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Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together: Work Out With Your Partner

In the last 20 years I have noticed trends in divorce cases as well as “red flags” that have led happily married couples to become unhappy, and ultimately move towards divorce. One of these trends, or behaviors, is fitness and exercise routines that are not shared in common between married couples. It stands to logic… Read More »

New 2016 Alimony/Maintenance Laws: Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Divorces

Originally, Alimony Laws were to eradicate financial inequities suffered by divorcing women. Since then, alimony has turned into maintenance and maintenance has various factors which determine as spouse’s eligibility; the amount of maintenance and the duration. On June 24th, 2015 the United States Senate passed a bill which was a “sweeping revision” to the Domestic… Read More »

Why Couples Choose Prenuptial Agreements

For many, prenuptial agreements may seem like only something that celebrities choose to enter into to protect their wealth. However, prenuptial agreements offer concrete benefits to many couples, regardless of their financial status. The following are several reasons why couples opt to take this route: Gives you control: With a prenuptial agreement in place, you… Read More »

Does a 14 Year-Old Child’s Opinion Matter in a Custody Battle?

Supreme Court as well as the Family Court in the State of New York gives great deference and weight to the opinion of children. As the children age, their opinion is given more weight. Most often any child over the age of 5 is given an attorney by the Court (Attorney for the Child “AFC”)…. Read More »

When Does Child Support End in the State of New York? Answer: 21

There are exceptions to this such as when a child enters the military service after the age of 18; dies; and/or gets married. Nevertheless, New York is the last state with child support through the age of 18. There are also cases of emancipation. We have prevailed in both the Local and Appellate Courts in… Read More »

How Does New York Law Impact Property Division?

When a couple enters a divorce in New York, state law requires that all property and debts get divided in a way that’s fair to both parties. To determine what is fair (or equitable) when it comes to the legal distribution of property, the court takes several factors into consideration. With the help of attorneys,… Read More »

New Year’s Resolution: Get a Divorce

In the last few years, there is a 60% increase in divorces in January in the month of December. January 4th is usually listed as “divorce day” when in truth, February 16th seem to be the true “D-day” or divorce day in any given year. This year should be different because of the new maintenance… Read More »

Should You File for Separation or Divorce?

Although many people use the words “divorce” and “separation” interchangeably, these terms actually refer to two very different legal options. Understanding the impact that separation and divorce will have on your marriage can empower you to make the right choice for your relationship and, if applicable, your children. Couples filing for separation When couples enter… Read More »

Know the Basics of Child Support Before a Divorce

If you are a parent who is about to enter into a divorce, child support will most likely factor into your proceedings. Having a working knowledge of information pertaining to child support will help you set and achieve settlement goals with the assistance of your attorney. Understanding child support fundamentals Child support is paid by… Read More »

New Domestic Relations Law Protects Smart Women in 2016

In 1985 the New York Court of Appeals started a case called “O’Brien v. O’Brien” this case has a “progeny” of cases that further define it and solidify it. The case stands for the proposition that “an interest in an professional career is marital property which can be represented by direct or indirect contribution (even… Read More »

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