Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

What to Do if You Cannot Afford a Divorce

Divorce typically is not prohibitively expensive, especially if you and your spouse are still on speaking terms and can move through divorce mediation or arbitration together. The total costs and fees you can expect to pay depends primarily on the complexity of your case, your attorney’s fees and any additional incurred costs. But in most… Read More »

When is This Divorce Going to Be Over?!?!

Over the last two decades I have handled hundreds of cases that have come to me from other law firms. Predominantly, these clients transferred to my firm because they are frustrated and do not know exactly where they are in the divorce process and why it’s not resolving. We have copyrighted a published work which… Read More »

How to Establish Paternity in New York State

If an unmarried couple has a baby, the father’s paternity must be established after the baby is born to ensure courts will not deny the father custody, visitation or any other parental rights to which he is entitled. Even if the father did not want the child or split from the mother before the baby’s… Read More »

A Look at Some of the Most Unusual Divorce Laws Nationwide

As you may know, divorce law can vary from state to state. While the general processes mostly remain the same, some of the intricacies can differ depending on where you live. There are some states that have some particularly unusual or surprising divorce laws. Here are just a few examples: Alabama: In Alabama, a divorced… Read More »

The Smarter Divorce: A Wholistic Approach to Divorce and Family Law

At Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., I’ve been handling divorces for more than 20 years. My firm is made up of more full-time divorce lawyers than any other divorce firm in Suffolk County. So, over the decades, I’ve seen how other divorce firms represent their clients. And what I’ve found is that their representation… Read More »

Who’s Your Divorce Lawyer?

For over 20 years I’ve been practicing divorce in Long Island and it amazes me that grown men and women hand moderately complex cases to attorneys who are less accomplished than the client. Owners of small businesses hire attorneys who have no real experience in business; finances; real estate and the long-term effects of the… Read More »

What You Cannot Include in a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements can be extremely beneficial for couples about to enter into a marriage to establish certain ground rules for splitting debts, assets and other responsibilities. However, there are some items you may not include in a prenup. It is important to know these items before you sign your agreement. Issues related to your children… Read More »

Is Divorce Mediation a Good Option for You?

Divorce mediation is beneficial to many couples in that it allows both parties to avoid drawn-out, contentious court hearings, as well as the lengthened discovery processes and the larger expense associated with divorce litigation. But is it a viable option for your case? The answer to this question varies based on the circumstances of your… Read More »

Your Spouse Wants a Divorce, But You Don’t. What Should You Do?

It’s an unfortunate reality that may divorces, at least when they first get started, are not exactly mutual. What do you do if your spouse wants a divorce, but you do not? Your first step should be to have a frank discussion with your spouse and figure out why he or she wants a divorce… Read More »

Establishing Your Support System Before a Divorce

Divorce is often a stressful, emotionally draining process, and it can be quite difficult to endure. Although it can be easy to withdraw as you’re going through it or in the immediate aftermath, you may find that having a support system will take away some of the pain of the process. Below are some examples… Read More »