Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

How to Calculate Child Support in New York — Use Our Calculator!

After a divorce, the parent who is not granted custody of the children generally will be the one who is charged with paying child support. If the parents have joint custody, the parent with the greater income is treated as the non-custodial parent and will therefore be obligated to pay, but the amount will be… Read More »

Who Pays the Attorneys’ Fees in a New York Divorce?

Like any other legal proceeding, your divorce requires skillful guidance from a qualified lawyer who can protect your rights effectively. However, many spouses facing marriage dissolution are concerned about how their attorneys’ fees might add to their overall financial burden. This fear can be particularly acute when one spouse has relied on the other for… Read More »

What Is the Difference Between Joint Custody and Joint Shared Parenting?

Parents of minor children have numerous options when it comes to creating a child custody and visitation framework. However, finding the right solution can be stressful and confusing. Terms describing different types of arrangements can sound similar. For example, “joint custody” and “joint shared parenting” are not synonymous. Understanding the distinction between these terms and… Read More »

How Not to Get Divorced During This Holiday Season…By New York’s Top Divorce Lawyer

Every year we compile data on marriage and divorce. Over the years, trends have become apparent and over time relevant trends occur. Most often people are aware of what causes divorce, but they do not know what causes the opposite; a long lasting safe, and healthy relationship. We have compiled all our research for this… Read More »

How to Find Hidden Assets in a Divorce

When a couple divorces in New York, the assets in their marital estate are equitably distributed based on a settlement agreement or a judge’s decision. However, the distribution cannot proceed fairly unless both spouses have a full accounting of the property and debts that must be divided. State law requires parties in a divorce to… Read More »

Divorcing a Narcissist and Getting Child Custody

If you don’t have minor children, a divorce will let you walk away from a spouse with a narcissistic personality once the financial details are worked out. However, a parent in the process of divorcing a narcissist should take active steps to protect their son or daughter. Someone’s personality problem not only affects the well-being… Read More »

What to Consider Before Negotiating Child Support Outside of Court

New York family courts apply state guidelines in deciding the amount of child support parents must pay after a divorce. These guidelines take into account parental income and the number of children for whom financial support is required. But in many cases, parents may wish to depart from the state guidelines and create an agreement… Read More »

What If Parents Disagree About Vaccinating a Child for COVID?

When divorced parents share legal custody, each one has an equal say in the children’s medical care. So what happens when parents do not see eye-to-eye over the COVID-19 vaccine? New York State made the COVID-19 vaccine available to children 12 years old and older starting in May 2021, with the goal of making shots… Read More »

Divorce Rates Drop as Pandemic Drags on

During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, divorce lawyers across the country saw an uptick in filings, with more couples feeling the strain of quarantine and deciding to call it quits. But year-to-year data shows that fewer people are filing for divorce in 2021 than in 2020, suggesting that one side… Read More »

How a “Petnup” May Determine Pet Custody in a New York Divorce

Traditionally, pets have been treated as property when a couple divorces, which often makes them part of a property settlement agreement or judgment. In New York, judges don’t get into resolving pet custody and visitation battles. To deal with these potential conflicts, some couples started to create “petnup” agreements, setting out clear terms for where… Read More »