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Can a Veteran’s Spouse Claim VA Benefits During Divorce?

Although wives and husbands of military personnel typically lose benefits when they dissolve their marriage to a service member, federal law does provide certain protections for former military spouses. Depending on the length of your marriage to a service member, you may retain these rights: Access to the commissary and post exchange — If you… Read More »

Should You File for Separation or Divorce?

Although many people use the words “divorce” and “separation” interchangeably, these terms actually refer to two very different legal options. Understanding the impact that separation and divorce will have on your marriage can empower you to make the right choice for your relationship and, if applicable, your children. Couples filing for separation When couples enter… Read More »

How Separation Differs from Divorce

Separation is an alternative to divorce, and has some significant differences that you should be familiar with when analyzing your options as your marriage begins to deteriorate.  The most significant difference is that a divorce is the undisputed end of your marriage. Legal separation keeps the marriage intact, and you have the option to return… Read More »

Is Yours a High-Conflict Divorce?

When your spouse asked to separate, you agreed. Because you have children, you urged your spouse to work through divorce collaboratively or through mediation. Seven months down the road, you feel stymied. Your spouse appears to have no interest in recognizing the issues and, worse yet, is making serious, unfounded accusations against you. What’s going… 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 »

Is Legal Separation Right for You?

Your marriage is over—or is it? While going your own way would mean a clean break, there are advantages to staying married but separate. Do you wonder if legal separation could be right for you? As the largest Long Island firm focused solely on family law, Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. handles divorce issues[H1]… Read More »

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