Author Archives: Bryan Salamone

Separation Agreements: Rarely Recommended, They Are Documents Without Teeth

There are many reasons to enter into a Separation Agreement but the one reason rears its head over and over is: one spouse wants to maintain the health benefits of the other spouse while living separate and apart. Any and all other reasons can be handled by Post-Nuptial Agreement. In fact, the above reason can… Read More »

Avoiding a Divorce

Divorce is a difficult process fraught with stress, anger, sadness, and grief. It can take a number of years and be costly if you are dealing with a spouse who refuses to be reasonable or who is vindictive. Some things that you can attempt to do to strengthen your relationship in the hope of avoiding… Read More »

Divorce Disputes

When a couple decides to break up, there are a number of things needing settling between them. Unfortunately, all too often the parties are bogged down in major battles over minor issues. Sometimes anger and bitterness can get the best of one or both of them. A skilled divorce lawyer can help negotiate through the… Read More »

Spousal Support in New York

When a couple splits up, one of the major areas of dissension that must be addressed is spousal support, which is also often referred to as maintenance or alimony. Marriages of a very short duration generally do not involve an award of spousal support. The requirement that one spouse pay the other spousal support, whether… Read More »

What Types of Documents Do I Likely Need to Bring to My First Meeting with My Divorce Attorney?

Your divorce lawyer is there to help you through the divorce process. To assist you, your attorney needs to obtain a full picture of your situation. Why you want a divorce, what you expect out of one, and a snapshot of your financial situation are key to helping your lawyer understand how best to advise… Read More »

What Questions Should I Ask When I Meet with My Divorce Attorney?

Your divorce lawyer is there to help you through the divorce process. Your lawyer will have many questions for you and require you to provide records and documentation to properly represent you. While your lawyer needs to get to know you and your case, you also need to become educated about the divorce process. In… Read More »

Sometimes Separation Is the Best Option

Relationships are sometimes easily frayed, but not all become completely broken. If you are going through a difficult period in your marriage, you may want to consider a legal separation instead of a divorce. Sometimes a legal separation is the best way to give a couple the time they need to reassess where they stand… Read More »

Some Reasons People Divorce

People understand that marriages end and that divorce is a natural occurrence once a relationship is no longer fulfilling. While it may be commonplace to divorce, divorce is never easy for the parties involved. Most couples feel extreme sorrow. Depression can occur. After a time, the parties learn how to move on and move forward…. Read More »

Some Steps to Take If You Are Considering Divorce

Once you are sure it is time to make a break with your spouse, you need to stay calm and plan a course of action that protects you and your finances. Some things that you should do include the following: Gather your records. Things often grow heated once it becomes clear that divorce is going… Read More »

When Your Spouse Wants a Divorce and You Don’t

The unfortunate reality is that your spouse has arrived at a decision about your marriage that does not match your own desires. But once you get past the initial shock, it’s time to seek the help of an experienced divorce attorney. Your lawyer can immediately begin protecting your assets, property, and your relationship with your… Read More »