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Backlog of Divorces Can Make It Harder to Get Divorced in New York

For the last several years, the state of New York has had a significant backlog of divorce cases clogging up its courts, making the process longer and more difficult for couples statewide. According to information from the New York Office of Court Administration, there were approximately 4,500 contested divorces left pending in 2015 — up… Read More »

4 Reasons You Might Consider an Annulment Instead of a Divorce

All 50 states allow for no-fault divorces, but there are some circumstances in which you might prefer to get an annulment instead. While most marriages don’t qualify for an annulment, those that do might be better served by this process rather than divorce. The following are a few common reasons why people choose annulments: New… Read More »

New York Raises the Legal Age for Marriage to 17

The state of New York recently raised its legal age of marriage from 14 to 17, partly to crack down on a system that sometimes resulted in young girls becoming child brides against their will. Previously, New York was one of just three states that allowed 14-year-old individuals to marry without the permission of their… Read More »

Questions to Ask a Potential Divorce Lawyer

Who you choose to be your attorney can be one of the most important decisions in your divorce proceedings. Finding a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable and with whom you can speak freely is essential. It’s wise to meet with several attorneys before selecting one to represent you. When consulting your prospective lawyers, ask… Read More »

Custody of Frozen Embryos

Custody battles are among the most stressful, emotional disputes between two individuals. Sometimes one spouse is seeking sole custody seeking to exclude the other parent from making any decisions for the child. Other times there is a joint parenting arrangement, but often the parents still struggle to maintain civility when it comes to major life… 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 »

When Parents Dodge Support Obligations: Imputing Income

When a child is born, his or her parents inherit the joy and responsibility that comes with having a child. Emotionally, it does not matter if the child is one or 40 — most parents will always harbor a deep connection with their child and feel a responsibility to that person. Legally, being a parent… Read More »

The Deadbeat Issue: Enforcing Child Support in New York

When a couple with children gets divorced, each parent still has a responsibility to help care for and support their children. To ensure that each adheres to this requirement, New york requires the parents to reach a support agreement that formalizes the terms of the support arrangement. This contract specifically outlines each parent’s support obligations… Read More »

Relocating Your Child Out of State After a Divorce

When divorces occur, it’s somewhat common for one parent to relocate out of the state. However, it’s also important to consider how such a relocation could affect the children in the relationship.  Moving out of state with children after a divorce has an impact on more than just the parent who wants to relocate. The… Read More »

Can Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody in New York?

When two parents divorce, there are a number of decisions they must make. These include dividing their assets, setting up spousal support and deciding with whom their children will live. In the best situations, parents will mutually agree to a child custody arrangement that is in the best interest of their children. However, occasionally one… Read More »

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