Tag Archives: divorce

Infidelity: the Common Denominator in Many Divorcing Populations

In my experience, three things can make a given area demographic more prone to infidelity: Same sex/less integrated workforces Divorce clustering Affluence In previous blogs, I described how same sex or less-integrated workforces, along with populations having flexible work schedules and extra free time, could lead to a higher rate of infidelity. It has long… Read More »

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in New York?

After much deliberation, you decided that divorce is the right choice for you. Where do you begin? How do you get started? When does your marriage end and your new life begin? You can obtain the answers to all of these questions by contacting an experienced attorney. In New York, you may file for divorce… Read More »

What Is a Palimony Action?

Palimony is spousal support for couples who are united through common law marriage. A common law marriage is marriage that occurs when two people in a relationship cohabitate a dwelling for an extended period. New York has no common law marriage. As a result, no matter how long two people live together in the state,… Read More »

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 »