Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Prenuptial Agreements Cannot Deal With Issues of Child Welfare

Prenuptial agreements can be extremely useful tools for outlining the terms of a potential future divorce before you get married. They help you protect your assets or investments, particularly those you want to preserve for children from a previous marriage. However, prenups can’t be used for just anything—there are certain terms that will not be… Read More »

The Consequences of Concealing Assets During a Divorce

Divorcing couples are required by law to be completely transparent in their disclosures of all assets, including income, expenses and debts. However, it is unfortunately not uncommon for people to attempt to conceal assets during the divorce in an effort to avoid having to split them up with their spouse. They might hide or undervalue… Read More »

Dealing with Custody and Visitation Issues Linked to Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has overwhelmed many of our institutions and touched every facet of people’s lives. Along with other concerns, parents who live apart need to understand how this upheaval might affect their custody and visitation arrangements. Specific areas where COVID-19-related issues call for prompt help from a knowledgeable New York family law attorney… Read More »

Divorce Filings Often Surge at the Start of the Year

Many couples on the brink of divorce try to “wait it out” over the holidays, some in hopes that the seasonal spirit will rekindle their romance, while others simply wanting to avoid the unpleasantness until extended family time is over with. It should come as no surprise, then, that January (and the first quarter of… Read More »

Common Red Flags of Financial Fraud During Divorce

There are a lot of difficult emotions that surround the divorce process, and people who are involved in divorces might make poor decisions that are a result of these emotions. One example of such a decision is to attempt to conceal assets to prevent them from being divided in the divorce process. This is a… Read More »

Tax Preparation Tips During a Divorce

Getting divorced during tax season can add to the stress you’d normally experience during the divorce process at other times of the year. It’s important not to let your tax responsibilities go by the wayside while you’re also focused on the legal responsibilities you have in the divorce process. Here are some tips to help… Read More »

Tips for Emailing an Ex During/After Divorce

It can be emotionally draining to communicate with your ex during (and after) your divorce. Most attorneys will recommend in particularly contentious relationships that you stick to written messages, like emails, so you can be more deliberate and careful with your word choices. Here are some tips for more effective and less confrontational email communication… Read More »

Keeping a House After a Divorce Has Become More Feasible

Financial advisors in an average divorce case will frequently recommend against keeping the family home after the divorce. In many cases, it will be too much of a burden financially for one spouse to continue keeping up with all the costs of home ownership on just one income. In recent years, however, holding on to… Read More »

What You Should Know About Divorce, Alimony and Taxes

The overhauls to the tax system that went into effect last year have made matters a bit more complicated for divorcing spouses. Under the new system, alimony payments are no longer tax deductible for the person paying them, and are no longer considered taxable income for the person receiving them, which reverses a practice that… Read More »

What are Pretrial Motions Used For in a Divorce Case?

For the small percentage of divorces that do go to trial, you can expect there to be some issues that will require at least a temporary solution before your trial date arrives. You and your spouse have the ability to make your own short-term agreements for certain hot-button issues related to your divorce, but a… Read More »