Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

A U.S. Divorce Is Possible for Spouses in Unregistered Indian Marriages

When spouses who were married in India seek a divorce in the United States, they may be worried that their lack of a formal marriage record will be an impediment. While India has a Registrar of Marriages and now requires registration, couples wed in religious ceremonies are considered legally married even if the union was… Read More »

How to Deal With a Narcissistic Spouse During Divorce

Divorce is difficult enough even when the couple is generally able to communicate and get along during the process. When one spouse displays textbook narcissistic behaviors, however, it becomes far more challenging to get through the process. It’s important to note that narcissism is far more than self-absorption. It is an actual personality disorder, and… Read More »

Should You File for Bankruptcy or Divorce First?

If you are considering filing for both bankruptcy and divorce, it’s important to carefully consider the timing of these filings. As a general rule, bankruptcy will take precedence over a divorce. If you file for bankruptcy while going through a divorce, there’s a chance it could delay the distribution of your marital assets and debts… Read More »

In Some Nations, Men and Women Don’t Have Equal Divorce Rights

People come from around the world take advantage of what the New York metropolitan area has to offer. Newcomers add to the richness of life in Long Island and elsewhere by bringing their culture and traditions. However, immigrants might not understand that in the United States, laws apply equally to everyone regardless of faith or… Read More »

How are Sales Commissions Treated in the Divorce Process?

When a person earns sales commissions during the divorce process, how will those commissions be treated? Are they or are they not marital property? The general rule is that if the sales commission occurs before the marriage is officially over, it can still be classified as marital property, even if the divorce process is ongoing…. Read More »

Save Money in Your Divorce by Acting Reasonably

If you’ve spent any time investigating the possibility of a divorce, you are probably well aware that it is not cheap. Even an uncontested divorce can result in thousands of dollars of legal fees. This is just one of the many reasons why it is in the best interests of both you and your spouse… Read More »

Grandparental Custody: Rare in U.S. but Common in China

Grandparents in China play a vital role in raising the children of their sons and daughters, in part due to cultural traditions but also stemming from economic changes over the past few decades. The nation’s government-controlled economy, one child policy and early retirement age have combined to create a situation in which more than half… Read More »

What You Can Do if Your Ex-Spouse is Moving Away with Your Kids

If you were recently told by your former spouse that they are moving away with your children to a place that will be tougher for you to visit regularly, you might be wondering what your rights are as a parent and if you have any recourse to prevent the move or change your custody arrangements…. Read More »

What Your Children Need to Know About Your Divorce

While you do not need to keep your kids updated on every little detail of your divorce, it is important that you communicate with them about what your divorce means, and about some specific topics that will be of interest and importance to them. The following are a few examples of the things your children… Read More »

Unlike in Many Countries, Fathers in the U.S. Don’t Have Automatic Custody Rights

Through colonial times and even after the nation’s founding, the concept of child custody did not exist as we understand it today. Child labor was common and sons and daughters were typically regarded under the law as property belonging to their fathers. Not until the 19th Century did the focus in custody and guardianship determinations… Read More »