Tag Archives: family law

The Many Myths Surrounding Divorce

Divorce ranks high on the list of difficult life events. Families are torn apart and are forced to build new futures for themselves. But out of the turmoil, life can begin anew. Parties can grow and thrive once again without the toxic environment of a bad marriage. We understand the difficulties that you are facing… Read More »

What Is Marital Property in New York?

When you go through a divorce, you need to divide up the assets. Some of those assets are called marital property, while others are separate property. Figuring out what is marital property is not always easy but is an important part of your divorce. A skilled family law attorney can help explain the intricacies of… Read More »

What Are My Options If I Want to Divorce?

Most people fear divorce. They do not know what to expect and they are afraid of what may happen during and after the dissolution of their marriage. They are afraid of the costs of divorce and of the large amount of time that may be needed to end their marriage. So instead of facing the… Read More »

Choosing the Right Divorce Attorney

No matter the circumstances surrounding your divorce, it is in your best interests to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. But which law firm is right for you? Does it matter who you hire? Absolutely. In fact, choosing the wrong attorney can cost you everything when it comes to a divorce. Consider the information… 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 »

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 »

Pros and Cons of the 2010 Changes to NY Divorce Law

In October 2010, no-fault divorce became an option for New York couples seeking divorce. As a result, a Judgment of Divorce can be granted if one party states under oath that the marriage is irretrievably broken down and that both parties reached agreement with respect to child support, spousal support, and other divorce issues. The… Read More »

When Is it Right to Seek Full Custody of the Kids?

While New York Family Courts consider many factors when making a determination about child custody, the ultimate decision rests on what is in the best interests of the child. Ideally, both parents are awarded joint or shared child custody [CK1] so they can play an active role in important activities, milestones, and decisions in 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 »

Mothers and Child Custody: Still a Given?

In years past, it was usually a given in New York courts that child custody went to the mother upon divorce. The tender years of a child coupled with a cultural norm carried the day for mom. This may still be true in some cases—but usually not without a fight. Today more fathers are seeking… Read More »