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How to Make Sure Alimony Payments Are Tax Deductible

Not all alimony payments automatically qualify as being tax deductible. There are seven different requirements that the IRS has for taxpayers who want to deduct payments they make for alimony. They are as follows: Payments should be in cash or check. You cannot give assets that equal the value of your payment if you want… Read More »

Billionaire Could Face Monthly Child Support Payments of $1 Million

In what could become one of the biggest divorce settlements ever, multibillionaire hedge fund owner Ken Griffin could be responsible for making monthly child support payments of approximately $1 million. The huge amount of money includes funding for private jet trips and lavish vacations, according to information from the court documents filed in Illinois. Griffin… Read More »

Attorney Bryan Salamone’s Divorce Strategies Have Been Published in a New Family Law Book

Attorney Bryan Salamone of Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. contributed a chapter titled “Knowing Your Clients, Knowing the Law: Getting the Best Results for Your Family Law Clients” to the 2015 edition of Strategies for Family Law in New York. In his chapter, trusted Long Island attorney Salamone offers advice to other attorneys on… Read More »

Study Indicates Living with Partner Before Marriage Increases Likelihood of Divorce

If you have wondered whether living together before marriage has an impact on the quality of marriage, a new study from the Center for Marital and Family Studies indicates that it does. According to the survey performed by the organization targeting couples that have been married for fewer than 10 years, there appears to be… Read More »

What Not to Do While Seeking Custody of Your Children

It’s not uncommon for child custody disputes to grow bitter and lead to long, drawn-out court battles. Both parent understandably wants as much time with their children as possible, and they do not want to have to compromise on child support arrangements. However, there are certain actions that parents can take during custody hearings and… Read More »

Alienation Through Munchhausen by Proxy

In the mid-nineties there were many cases involving “chronic fatigue syndrome” and Lyme disease.  Lately, it seems that one in 5 divorces involve a child who is suffering from A.D.D. and/or A.D.H.D. or another “not otherwise specified” (N.O.S.) cognitive problem. Attention Deficit Disorder (“A.D.D.”) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (“A.D.H.D.”) are being aggressively diagnosed and… Read More »

Why are Mothers Most Often Awarded Child Custody?

Though child custody laws generally no longer presume that children should stay with their mother after a divorce, the fact is that mothers are still awarded custody of their children more often than fathers. So what is the reason for this? First, courts more often find that the mother meets the qualifications for being considered… Read More »

Friday, February 13: Bad Luck for Marriages and Perfect Storm for Divorce Lawyers

The day before Valentine’s Day always finds every restaurant and every short stay hotel fully booked. If it is a weekday, people take long lunches; have a few drinks with the one they love; and retreat to the “no tell motel” before returning to work.  The problem is: These trysts are not between husband and… Read More »

How to Enforce a Property Division Order

As a part of your divorce decree, courts will issue an order outlining how your marital property will be divided. There will also be information about how you can enforce that order, should your ex-spouse not cooperate with the terms of the decree. There are a variety of ways in which you may be able… Read More »

How Does Filing for Bankruptcy Affect Your Divorce?

Depending on your financial situation, it may seem like it is a sensible decision to file for bankruptcy at the same time as you file for divorce, especially if large debt was a major contributing factor to your divorce. However, these two legal processes can occasionally complicate each other when they occur at the same… Read More »