Category Archives: Divorce

No-Fault or Fault?

New York became the 50th — and final — state in the United States to allow no-fault divorce in 2010. As a result, couples in our state no longer need grounds or proof of a spouse’s wrongdoing to end their marriage. The only requirement is for one spouse to swear the marriage has been irretrievably… Read More »

Reclaiming Your Name

If you took the name of your spouse when you married, you can now choose to keep your current name or resume your former surname when you divorce. You might decide to retain your married name for a variety of reasons, such as maintaining consistency with your children or keeping your professional and social contacts…. Read More »

Facebook Evidence in Divorce: Five Tips for Protecting Yourself

A 2010 survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) concluded that 81 percent of divorce attorneys had seen an increase in the use of social media as evidence — with Facebook topping the charts at 66 percent. In the more than two years since the disquieting AAML survey, Facebook has grown to… Read More »

Health Insurance After Divorce

Maintaining healthcare coverage for you and your children The common system of employer-sponsored health insurance can leave you scrambling for coverage after your divorce. Possibly your employer does not provide insurance or you worked as a stay-at-home parent whose only access to the reasonably-priced group insurance rates was through your spouse’s job. Options available on… Read More »

Preparing for Your First Divorce Hearing: 10 Tips for Meeting Your Goals

You and your divorce attorney have meticulously collected essential evidence, organized effective arguments and reviewed New York family court laws to win you the best possible divorce terms. Your demeanor and appearance at the hearing can also significantly affect the outcome of your hearings. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare can empower you… Read More »

Taxes and Children of Divorced Parents

As the noncustodial parent, you will likely owe child support. The amount is generally established based on New York child support guidelines calculations, with some room for negotiating a fair monthly amount. In addition, you can negotiate with your spouse to reduce your future tax liability. The actions you take during mediation can put more… Read More »

Divorce Law Firms: The Bigger the Better

For whatever reason, divorce law firms have remained small in New York. Firms that exclusively handle divorce and divorce-related issues (with no other areas of practice) have remained small often only consisting of only a few attorneys. Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has more than 10 attorneys and maintains a total staff of over… Read More »

Enhanced Earning Capacity: Reap the Rewards of Your Spouse’s Education

Your commitment to your marriage included your investment in your family’s financial future. In order to increase the financial success of your family unit, you may have sacrificed your own education or career advancement. You now have the right to receive a return on your investment when your partnership dissolves in divorce. The anticipated enhanced… Read More »

A Lawyer’s Guide to Choosing the Right Divorce Attorney

Your divorce lawyer must have business knowledge and experience in addition to knowledge of the law. When entering into a relationship with a divorce lawyer, evaluate the lawyer’s success. Is he/she a sole practitioner; is it a small “shop”; is it a rented office or do they own a building? Hiring the wrong divorce lawyer… Read More »

Is Your Business Safe? Ten Tips for Protecting Your Business Assets During Your Divorce

After working hard to build a successful business, do not let your pending divorce put your accomplishments at risk. Your spouse may be entitled to an interest in your company and a portion of its assets and profits. Following are ten tips for effectively protecting your business from the damaging effects of dissolution: 1. Rely… Read More »