Tag Archives: divorce

Understanding Legal Representation for Your Child

When a court believes it is in his or her best interests, your child may be appointed a legal representative. Understanding the different personnel who deal with your child in a legal setting is confusing but critical for you to know. While family law matters concerning child welfare give rise to appointment of legal representation,… Read More »

Court Finds Prenuptial Agreement Fraudulently Induced

In an uncommon ruling, the Supreme Court of the State of New York affirmed a lower court ruling to set aside a prenuptial agreement entered into between a Long Island couple. The ruling allowed the plaintiff to pursue divorce relief without the stipulated protections offered by the prenuptial agreement. For many reasons, a prenuptial agreement… Read More »

Divorce Counsel: Understanding the Road Ahead

In hindsight, people who have been divorced can usually offer advice on how a lawyer helped or hurt their case. If thinking about divorce, it is important you understand up front the need for good legal counsel for any family law matter. Divorce is the process of dissolving the legal relationship between you and your… Read More »

Does Social Media Help or Hurt Marriage?

Sexting is a no-no, except between consenting adults. Facebook is for friends until they are unfriended. Much has been written about the dangers of social media during divorce, but what about before you call it quits? My firm is the largest family law practice in Long Island. We focus exclusively on divorce and family law… Read More »

Receiving Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefits

Divorce places significant financial stress on separated parties. The old saying that two can live as cheaply as one is not too far from the mark. After a divorce, a couple divides everything and then must support two completely separate households. One positive financial avenue that exists after divorce is that if you are a… Read More »

Do I Need a Family Law Lawyer for My Divorce?

Divorce law falls under the umbrella of family law. Very few people are able to effectuate a divorce without the assistance of a lawyer, as this is rarely possible or practical. The best way to protect your rights and your relationship with your children is to seek out the assistance of an attorney who handles… Read More »

Getting To Yes: Equitable Property Division

Property division is central to all divorce cases. Whether you have a high-asset estate, or a house, some savings and a pension, the same rules apply. At Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., we know the law, and we help you understand the law when it comes to dividing your property. Here are some points… Read More »

It Is 10:00 p.m. — Do You Know Where Your Spouse Is?

Your spouse leaves the room each time the cell phone rings, and it rings a lot more lately. She works late a couple of times a week. Or, he takes care of the bills now, when you used to do them together. Another business trip? Although New York now has no-fault divorce, fault such as… Read More »

Does Disaster Mean Divorce?

The impact of traumatic events on marital relationships In late October, one of the most devastating storms in recent memory, Hurricane Sandy, blew through the eastern seaboard of the United States, taking lives, and causing in excess of $50 billion in damages. By Thanksgiving, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) estimated that power had been… Read More »

Divorce Law Firms: The Bigger the Better

For whatever reason, divorce law firms have remained small in New York. Firms that exclusively handle divorce and divorce-related issues (with no other areas of practice) have remained small often only consisting of only a few attorneys. Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has more than 10 attorneys and maintains a total staff of over… Read More »