Category Archives: Bryan L. Salamone & Associates

The Great Mommy War

Are your romantic problems now your math problems? For women who are married and are marrying men with an ex-wife, they will be affected by the alimony situation that came out of his first marriage. Belinda Luscombe’s article in TIME magazine highlights the struggle between first wives and second wives. 1 The TIME magazine article… Read More »

FATHERS STRAY LESS THAN MOTHERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR “DAY”

The largest spike in marital infidelity occurs the day immediately after Mother’s Day. This day is now being called “red light Monday” or “Mother’s Stray Day”. Monday, May 12th, 2014, the day immediately following Mothers Day this year, a shocking number of wives signed up with AshleyMadison.com; a dating website established for married individuals seeking… Read More »

Fathers’ Increasing Availability

Since the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008, subsequent economic hardship coupled with an increasing unemployment rate for men has resulted in more “out of work” or “available” fathers.  These fathers have morphed their lives into more accessible work schedules and/or working from home.  As a result of this, men are achieving custody in great numbers… Read More »

Some Property Is Safe from Division During Divorce

In a New York divorce, some property isn’t part of the marital estate and thus is not subject to division between the spouses. Understanding what is and isn’t marital property can improve the outcome of your divorce settlement negotiations.  New York’s domestic relations law distinguishes between marital property and separate property. Separate property belongs to… Read More »

‘Super Lawyers’ — Not So ‘Super’?

If you’ve visited a few attorneys’ websites, chances are you’ve run across bright red and yellow badges claiming certain lawyers have been rated a ‘Super Lawyer.’ The icon may invoke a mental image of a lawyer in a bright red cape soaring into the courtroom, tipping the scales of justice in their clients’ favors. Sounds… Read More »

The Need to Let Go: When Divorce Becomes a Lifestyle

She was a registered nurse and now runs a coupon website. They divorced, and he currently works as a waiter. It should be a short story, but it is not. Jon and Kate Gosselin have created headlines for the last several years — first as the well-intentioned parents of twins and sextuplets, then as rising… Read More »

Splitting Up After a Long-Term Marriage: Why?

In 2010, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced their separation. By all outward appearances, the couple was happy and comfortable, and the announcement came as a shock even to close friends. Many asked why they were separating. As a firm dedicated to the practice of divorce and family law on Long… Read More »

A Difficult Divorce: Why You?

Alternative dispute mechanisms like mediation help you craft satisfying agreements concerning property, financial support and parenting issues at lower financial and emotional costs. Sometimes though, unfortunately, one spouse is willing to work cooperatively and the other is not. Trying to divorce a partner who seems interested in maintaining conflict is not easy. Termed high-conflict personalities,… Read More »

When Parents Go Bad: Hostile Custody Actions

Nowhere is the ugliness of divorce more evident than in protracted custody litigation involving claims of parental alienation. Courts and court professionals can become polarized, leaving the targeted parent with mounting legal troubles and children adrift and involved in legal battles of which they should have no knowledge. Our firm has extensive experience with parents… Read More »

Understanding a Motion for Pendente Lite

The time after you decide to divorce but before you are divorced can stretch for many months, and sometimes for years. During a divorce trial or as you negotiate with your spouse and the divorce moves forward, important decisions are made about property division, spousal and child support, and parenting issues, if there is a… Read More »