Tag Archives: divorce

Celebrity Paternity Disputes

Paternity disputes are deeply troubling for anyone. However, for celebrities such disputes are even more difficult to handle because the whole world is watching. Below are a few of the most talked about celebrity paternity disputes: Jude Law: In 2009, a paternity dispute arose between actor Jude Law and his lover Samantha Burke. While speculation… Read More »

Recent Changes in NY Custody and Support Laws

In addition to New York’s new no-fault divorce law, the New York State Assembly has made several other important changes to domestic relations law that took effect on October 14, 2010. These laws provide greater protections to the financially disadvantaged spouse in a divorce action and clarify the circumstances under which a parent can obtain… Read More »

Legal Controversies Concerning NY No-fault Divorce

In 2010, New York joined a host of other states that allow couples to obtain a divorce without assigning fault to either party. Recent changes to New York’s domestic relations law allow spouses to more easily obtain a divorce under the new grounds of irretrievable breakdown. This allows a court to grant a divorce simply… Read More »

Top Five Causes of Divorce

You may be surprised to learn that in 2009, New York had among the lowest divorce rates in the nation. According to an NBC report, 8.4 percent of New York residents are divorced—the third lowest rate in the United States and over two points lower than the national average of 10.7 percent. The reason for… Read More »

Divorce Attorney Bryan L. Salamone, Esq., Featured by Manhattan Motorcars

I’m not just a divorce attorney; I’m also a car rally driver. Which is why I was so pleased to be featured recently in a profile by Manhattan Motorcars. I’ve been a participant in numerous automobile rallies and will be the first person to drive from New York to California in a Lamborghini Aventador purchased… Read More »

Top Five Reasons to Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

Many people see prenuptial agreements as a poor way to start a marriage because they seem to anticipate its failure. But with nearly 50,000 New York marriages ending in divorce in 2009, getting married without a prenuptial agreement—also called an antenuptial agreement or prenup—can be a risky proposition. A prenuptial agreement is essentially a contract… Read More »

What is a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

Many people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, also known as prenups, because celebrities and the super rich routinely get them to protect their wealth when they marry. But another legal contract becoming popular is the postnuptial agreement or postnup. As the prefix post suggests, it is created after the marriage takes place. There are many… Read More »

Mother Defies Law, Claims it is to Protect Children

In a case that has galvanized attention in Nassau County, Long Island mother Amy Margolis plans to defy a court order by refusing to allow visitation by her children to their father’s home, citing an allegedly violent encounter between her soon-to-be-ex-husband and his live-in fiancée. She is insisting that the children will not visit their… Read More »

Same-Sex Marriages, Prenuptial Agreements, and Divorce Issues

In June 2011, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill allowing same-sex marriage[CK1] in New York. With this new law, many gay couples are enthusiastic about having a right previously reserved for straight couples. But while they now have the advantages of marriage, such as joint property and spousal rights, they also face… Read More »

What Can You Expect During Mediation?

The primary benefit you can expect from mediation is that the cost of your divorce will be lower than if you choose the traditional litigation route. When divorcing couples choose mediation[CK1], they can freely discuss difficult, financial issues, such as child custody and spousal support, without fear that what they say will ever be used… Read More »