Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

What Are the Financial Distinctions Between Separation and Divorce?

Some couples opt for separation instead of divorce for a variety of reasons. Along with religious principles and the hope of reconciliation, many couples stay married due to money-related concerns, such as the ability to access a spouse’s insurance coverage and Social Security benefits. If you’re considering legal separation as opposed to divorce, it’s important… Read More »

Divorcing Your “Starter Spouse”

Some observers believe that a rise in the divorce rate can be partly attributed to the “starter spouse” trend that has been noticed among Americans in their 20s and 30s. Celebrities such as Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian are examples of younger adults who married someone, waited to have children and went their separate ways… Read More »

Signs that Your Ex Might be Engaging in Parental Alienation

Divorce is hard on children in normal circumstances, but situations where one parent tries to turn their child against their former spouse are exceptionally dangerous. Without prompt, effective action, a parent might find that their relationship with their son or daughter is damaged beyond repair. This type of manipulation is serious enough that forensic psychiatrist… Read More »

New York Survey Shows Strong Support for Joint Parenting

Changes in American society over the past 50 years have upended the old standard used in child custody determinations, which favored the mother. Polls show that an overwhelming majority of parents feel that joint parenting works best following a divorce or a breakup between parents who were never married. Numerous states have enacted laws that… Read More »

Financial Preparations You Should Consider Prior to a Divorce

If you start making financial plans for your post-divorce life on the day papers are served, you might not be able to achieve the resolution you seek. Obtaining key documents might be much harder once the legal proceeding has commenced and you and your spouse are living in separate residences. Going into the marriage dissolution… Read More »

Some NYS Courts Denying Hearings to Parents in Custody Cases

Many divorce and custody proceedings are marked by serious allegations. Some are so serious that a parent might lose their ability to take part in the upbringing of their son or daughter. In these cases, the evidence or additional context provided by an accused parent might have a significant effect on the judge’s decision. However,… Read More »

Stallone Divorce Highlights Disputes over Intentional Dissipation of Assets

Hollywood divorces are not exactly uncommon. It can seem there is a never-ending parade of celebrity breakups. The divorce of Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin after 25 years is slightly different though. Along with her claim that the marriage is irretrievably broken, Flavin is requesting a higher share of the marital estate because… Read More »

Protect Your Physical and Mental Health During and After a Divorce

The divorce process can be highly stressful, sometimes causing one of the most serious emotional traumas a person can experience. Moreover, it’s wrong to assume that everyone recovers fully in the weeks and months after the ink dries on the marriage dissolution order. For some people, the physical and mental consequences can last for years…. Read More »

Relocations Caused by COVID-19 Still Complicate Custody Arrangements

For more than two and a half years, COVID-19 has wrought havoc on individuals and families in countless ways. Many divorced parents have experienced serious challenges due to the effect of school closures, remote work and quarantines on custody arrangements. During the “two weeks to stop the spread” period, most parents were willing to make… Read More »

Long Island Mom Looking to Prevent Tragedies by Changing NYS Custody Law

Like each child, each custody situation is different. An arrangement that might seem appropriate in most cases could cause serious danger if a parent has violent tendencies. Tragically, some judges do not listen when a parent warns the court about what might happen if their co-parent is left alone with the son or daughter they… Read More »