Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Former NBA Star Acknowledges Paternity and Must Pay Child Support

Even when there is no real dispute about the paternity of a child, taking the necessary action to ensure that child support is provided can be long and complicated. As an example, Basketball Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett has finally resolved a legal dispute with Necat Akman regarding support for their daughter Naya, who is… Read More »

Model Emily Ratajkowski Toasts the Positive Aspects of Divorce

Most media portrayals treat the end of a celebrity’s marriage as a tragic event. Friends and strangers alike offer condolences as if the spouses have been stricken with some terrible disease. As someone who has been through a divorce herself, however, superstar model Emily Ratajkowski understands that ending a marriage that no longer works can… Read More »

Stockbroker Files $7 Million Defamation Suit Against Estranged Wife

Some divorces get very ugly. Heated emotions during a breakup can lead spouses to level serious charges at each other. Whether the allegations are true or not, harsh words frequently make the marriage dissolution process much more time-consuming and difficult. However, things can get even worse when someone looks to harm their soon-to-be ex by… Read More »

New York’s High Court Holds That Child Placement Compact Does Not Apply When an Out-of-State Parent Seeks Custody

Custody issues involving an out-of-state parent can be very complicated. In some cases, rules designed to protect young people can hinder a parent’s ability to reunite with their child. One example of this is the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). This agreement, signed by all 50 states and the District of Columbia,… Read More »

Celebrity Divorces Highlight Pet Custody Issues

Gossip pages have documented celebrity divorces for as long as there have been gossip pages. We’re all familiar with stories about custody battles between famous parents and paparazzi shots of stars executing the “handoffs” that are part of any visitation schedule. Now, many stories like this don’t just relate to the children of celebrities, but… Read More »

Ex-wife of Bezos Divorces Second Husband

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos divorced his wife MacKenzie in 2019, the settlement she received was reportedly more than $35 billion, the largest in history. This was based partly on her three-percent share of the company. Upon her divorce, MacKenzie changed her last name to Scott and garnered a lot of media attention for her… Read More »

How Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Aced the Divorce Process

Legendary quarterback Tom Brady’s personal fortune is estimated at $250 million. However, that puts him far behind his ex-wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, who is said to be worth $400 million. Dividing the assets from a 13-year marriage involving two incredibly wealthy people might seem like a legal web that could take years to untangle but,… Read More »

New York Parental Equity Act Signed Into Law

Outdated attitudes about the importance of fathers in a child’s life still affect child custody matters in numerous ways. It might sound shocking to hear that an unmarried father’s financial difficulty could prevent him from reuniting with a son or daughter in foster care, but until a recently enacted law, this was the case. In… Read More »

Doorbell Cameras Are Catching Cheating Spouses

Doorbell cameras are more popular than ever. Part of the reason is that this technology has become very inexpensive. However, if a cheating spouse or someone else is caught doing something they should not be doing on a doorstep, it could be very costly. In a very short time, reviewing footage from systems such as… Read More »

Gov. Hochul Signs Bill Aiming to Protect Children from Abusive Parents

Legislation designed to provide extra levels of protection for the children of abusive parents is now the law in the State of New York. Previously, Family Courts and child custody evaluators leaned heavily toward custody and visitation arrangements that allowed parents access to their sons and daughters, even if a risk of violence existed. Sadly,… Read More »