Tag Archives: divorce

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 »

Why Staying Together Is Not Always in a Family’s Best Interests

Rather than face their fears, many unhappily married people justify staying trapped in a dysfunctional situation. They let fears about money, the children, and changing the family dynamic paralyze them into inaction. But there can also be costs to staying put, such as the following: Marital bickering and fighting creates a tense atmosphere affecting the… Read More »

Parental Alienation

Divorce often leaves ex-spouses bitter and angry at each other. But if there are dependents under 18, divorce also leaves ex-spouses in a position where they must coparent their children. This spirit of cooperation is especially critical when parents must share custody or respect the visitation rights of the other parent. But sometimes one parent… Read More »

I Am Responsible for Child Support and Just Lost My Job

What Should I Do? New York takes the enforcement of child support payments seriously and penalties for failing to pay are punitive. Details about New York child support[CK1] payments and enforcement are available at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement website. Failing to make child support payments results in… Read More »

Preserving a Father’s Role

In decades past, a divorced man left behind his home, the better part of his paycheck, and the biggest part of his heart—his children. Times have changed somewhat. Increasing numbers of men today are interested in maintaining a stake in the life of their children after divorce. The importance of preserving the role of a… Read More »