Category Archives: Family Law

New York Raises the Legal Age for Marriage to 17

The state of New York recently raised its legal age of marriage from 14 to 17, partly to crack down on a system that sometimes resulted in young girls becoming child brides against their will. Previously, New York was one of just three states that allowed 14-year-old individuals to marry without the permission of their… Read More »

Cuba: Long Island’s Divorce Attorney, Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. Visits The Totalatarian Communist State, Meets With Party Loyalists And Reports On Divorce Under General Raul Castro’s Rule

Background Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. is the founder and head of Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. (the largest exclusively Divorce and Family Law firm in Long Island, New York).  Mr. Salamone is well known and widely recognized by his adventurous spirit (sky diving, swimming with great white sharks and extreme Lamborghini rally driving) and… Read More »

What is a Common Law Marriage?

Marriage is a legal union of two consenting people, and once married, their responsibilities and rights regarding property and support are outlined per state law. There are many people who believe that cohabitation for a certain length of time leads to you being automatically considered married in the eyes of the state — a term… Read More »

Remarriage Rates on the Rise Across the Country

Studies from the Pew Research Center have shown that remarriage has been steadily rising for a number of years, which means people after divorce are getting married again at record rates. According to one 2014 study, approximately 40 percent of marriages involve at least one spouse who has been married before, while in 20 percent… Read More »

Statistics on Gay Marriage a Year After the Landmark SCOTUS Decision

As of late June 2016, it had been one year since Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had the fundamental right to get married in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. There was a record number of marriages in the last year as a result, but… Read More »

Understanding Your Children’s Legal Rights

Minor children under the age of 18 years old are afforded certain rights to protect their best interests as they grow up. It is important that divorcing parents understand the legal rights of their children so that they can report any violations to their attorney or local authorities. The following are several key legal rights… Read More »

Special Considerations for Later-in-Life Divorces

Between 1990 and 2010, the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 doubled. For many couples ending their marriages later in life, special considerations may factor into a settlement. If you are entering into a divorce as a senior, consider the following: Alimony issues: Unlike younger divorcees who may only be required to… Read More »

Don’t Sign That Tax Return You Might Be Sorry If You Want Maintenance/Alimony

It has come to our attention that many people seeking maintenance or alimony (the less-moneied spouse, often the primary care giver, and customarily the mother) advise that their husbands have certain “unreported” income. This can be from illegal rental apartments; construction side jobs; or even a larger income than claimed for small business owners. It… Read More »

What rights does a man have during his lovers pregnancy?

With marriage rates declining, there is an increase in children being born to unwed couples. There is no “apparent” stigma and society seems to have embraced this as a norm. Indeed, in the past a child born out of wedlock was called “illegitimate”.  However, now our society recognizes that there is nothing illegitimate about any… Read More »

New Maintenance “Spousal Support” Laws Were Passed and are Awaiting the Governor’s Signature

New Maintenance “Spousal Support” laws were passed and are awaiting the governor’s signature.  If you are a husband or a wife; wage earner or homemaker;  and are considering a divorce, you may want to run to your attorney now. On June 24, 2015 by an almost unanimous vote of 146 to 1 the New York… Read More »