Recent Blog Posts

Arizona Law Would Give Frozen Embryos to Spouse Who Wants Baby After Divorce

Even in an area of law as well fleshed out as divorce law, there are always cases around the country that open up new legal questions that could influence cases in other states. Consider one recent case in Arizona, in which a controversial new law that went into effect on July 1 would require courts… Read More »

New Research Investigates What Makes Couples Get Divorced

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology investigates what causes couples to divorce, and uncovered one particularly surprising sign. In the study, researchers followed 168 couples over the course of 13 years to discover which signals were most likely to indicate a future divorce and which indicate a strong, healthy… Read More »

Wall Street Exec Required to Pay Over $4 Million in Fees Before Divorce Process Even Starts

An appellate court in New York recently ordered 48-year-old hedge fund manager Remy Trafalet, a Wall Street executive, to pay a total of $4.1 million in advance legal fees in what is expected to be a $200 million divorce battle. Of that $4.1 million total, $3.5 million will go toward interim counsel and expert fees… Read More »

Prenuptial Agreements Have Become a Staple of Millennial Marriages

Recent surveys of family law attorneys indicate prenuptial agreements (prenups) have become increasingly popular among millennials in recent years. One big reason for this trend is that millennials are getting married older, on average, than previous generations, meaning they’re coming into marriage with more assets. However, perhaps the biggest factor is the massive debt weighing… Read More »

Wealthy Americans May Have an Incentive to Get Divorced Quickly

A recent article in The New York Times indicates that under the new Republican tax law, there may be an incentive for wealthy Americans pondering divorce to rush to get it done before 2018 is over. The primary reason for this is that the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will eliminate the previously existing… Read More »

Can You Subpoena a Mistress in a Divorce Case?

One of the more common fault-based grounds for divorce is adultery. A spouse having an affair is certainly good reason to call a marriage quits. But let’s say you discover your husband is having an affair and you know the name of the other woman — are you able to subpoena her to come to… Read More »

What You Should Know About Alimony Before a Divorce

When one spouse in a divorce earns significantly more than the other, it is almost a certainty that there will be an alimony arrangement as part of the divorce decree. The alimony payer is required to pay a specific amount of money each month until a certain date, the remarriage of the receiving spouse, the… Read More »

Options for How You Can Best Respond to a Divorce Petition

When you receive a divorce petition from your spouse, it is your responsibility to respond. The way in which you respond, however, depends on what your spouse asks of the court in the petition and your own personal circumstances. It is best to retain an attorney as soon as possible when you receive a divorce… Read More »

Bryan L. Salamone Has Been Nominated and Accepted as Two Years AIOFLA’S 10 Best in New York For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of New York’s Family Law Attorney Bryan L. Salamone as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family… Read More »

Alimony Records You Should Be Sure to Keep After a Divorce

Whether you are paying or receiving alimony as part of the terms of your divorce, there are some records you should hold on to that could be important down the line in the event of a dispute. Here is a quick overview of those records you should keep. For the alimony payer If you are… Read More »