Tag Archives: family law

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 »

What Will This Cost Me?

If a family law attorney says he or she can handle your divorce fast, and on the cheap, you found the wrong attorney. Divorce is considered one of the most stressful and momentous events in life. Decisions made and actions taken during divorce dictate your future—and that of your children. Never shortchange long-term prospects by… Read More »

Think Before You Tweet!

Finding out your spouse is dating someone else is upsetting to learn on Facebook, but it happens. Flirting with an old flame—or a new one—via email, texts, or tweets happens, too. If you believe you cannot be found out, think again. Next time it might be you. With the passage of the no-fault divorce ground… Read More »

Can I Make My Child Do Something Using Physical Force?

If a child is recalcitrant and a parent is unable to reason with him or her in order to visit with another parent, go to school, or attend a doctor’s appointment, many parents throw their hands up. In many custody cases, a non-custodial parent has custody time (often after going a long time without it)… Read More »

Yes or No?

Uncontested or contested divorce in New York Getting married and getting divorced takes two people—but it only takes one to turn the dissolution of a marriage into a battleground. Of all the issues associated with divorce, the one that best defines the situation is whether the divorce will be uncontested or contested[H1] . As the… Read More »

Making Move Aways Work

After a marriage dissolves and child custody disputes are settled, former spouses and children begin the next stage of their lives. During this time, parents are encouraged[H1] to continue working respectfully to care for their children. But economics and other factors lead to new upheaval when a custodial parent wants, or needs, to make a… Read More »