Category Archives: Divorce

Think Before You Tweet!

Finding out your spouse is dating someone else is upsetting to learn on Facebook, but it happens. Flirting with an old flame—or a new one—via email, texts, or tweets happens, too. If you believe you cannot be found out, think again. Next time it might be you. With the passage of the no-fault divorce ground… Read More »

A Look at Divorce Statistics in Long Island and NY State

In August, the U.S. Census Bureau released a detailed report[H1] on marital events from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS). While the national divorce rate per thousand is 9.2 for men, and 9.7 for women, New York fell well below that average with a rate of 6.6 for men and 7.3 for women. Equally intriguing… Read More »

No-Fault vs. Grounds-Based Divorce in New York

In October 2010, New York adopted a no-fault divorce clause. The revised law[H1] dictates one partner must state under oath the marriage relationship has irretrievably broken down for at least six months. From that sworn oath flows settlement of issues like child custody, payment of support, and equitable distribution of marital property. The intent of… Read More »

Our Recent Victory

We here at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. are pleased to announce that we successfully obtained a judgment of dismissal for one of our clients against a former lover. The accuser claimed he was infected with genital herpes, from which he sustained pain and suffering, and he sought millions of dollars in damages against… Read More »

Divorced Men Move on More Quickly than Divorced Women – Part 2

The spouse that starts the divorce is the plaintiff prosecuting the case. As the plaintiff, he or she controls the speed, direction, and duration of the case. In addition, if a trial is necessary, the plaintiff prosecutes and goes first. It is clearly the preferential position. As divorce lawyers, we are most comfortable being in… Read More »

Divorced Men Move on More Quickly than Divorced Women – Part 1

As divorce and family law attorneys, we keep track of clients both during and after divorce. Recently, the Huffington Post ran an article by journalist Vicki Larson entitled, Why Divorced Men Are Quick to Marry Again. The article was informative and included information from the census report, Marital Events of Americans: 2009, as well as… Read More »

Yes or No?

Uncontested or contested divorce in New York Getting married and getting divorced takes two people—but it only takes one to turn the dissolution of a marriage into a battleground. Of all the issues associated with divorce, the one that best defines the situation is whether the divorce will be uncontested or contested[H1] . As the… Read More »

Making Move Aways Work

After a marriage dissolves and child custody disputes are settled, former spouses and children begin the next stage of their lives. During this time, parents are encouraged[H1] to continue working respectfully to care for their children. But economics and other factors lead to new upheaval when a custodial parent wants, or needs, to make a… Read More »

Social Media Impact on NY Divorce

The resignation of Congressman Anthony Weiner in June 2011 underscores the power of social media. While millions of people regularly send texts, emails, and photos to others via electronic platforms such as Twitter, this activity put the disgraced Congressman in hot water with his constituents and the public. While representing the Ninth U.S. Congressional District,… Read More »

The Economics of Divorce

When people consider the cost of divorce, they usually focus on the most obvious expenses involved, such as the attorney, filing, and court fees to process the divorce. But the economics of divorce go far beyond the cost of the divorce itself. The need to split up property between parting spouses may require selling a… Read More »