Category Archives: Bryan L. Salamone & Associates

How Do You Get an Order of Protection During the Pandemic?

Domestic violence incidents rose earlier in the pandemic as stay-at-home orders went into effect and people were closely confined. Today, while COVID-19 restrictions on movement are hopefully on the decline, domestic abuse remains a problem and victims need to be protected. If a family member or a current or former intimate partner is abusing or… Read More »

What is Your Business Tax Responsibility After a Divorce?

Amid all the attention given to alimony, property division and other financial issues in a divorce, it’s possible that couples may not fully consider tax issues related to business entities that they own. This is a problem for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that many small business owners sometimes use… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Fault and No-Fault Divorce?

In 2010, New York finally enacted a no-fault divorce law, becoming the last state to embrace a nationwide movement that began 40 years earlier. Among the advantages of the no-fault system is that spouses don’t need to assign blame or drag each other through emotional turmoil in order to end their marriage. Under the old… Read More »

How to Calculate Child Support in New York — Use Our Calculator!

After a divorce, the parent who is not granted custody of the children generally will be the one who is charged with paying child support. If the parents have joint custody, the parent with the greater income is treated as the non-custodial parent and will therefore be obligated to pay, but the amount will be… Read More »

Why You Need to Prepare Before Filing for Divorce

Even though you may have set your mind unchangeably on divorcing your spouse, rushing to file papers could hurt you in the long run. If you try to speed through the process to just get it over with, you may find yourself with poor outcomes that affect your life and the lives of your children… Read More »

Special Considerations for Divorce During the Pandemic

Forced closer together by lockdowns, travel restrictions, work-from-home orders and school closures during the pandemic, many married couples have seen their relationships strained to the point of breaking. This has led to a surge of divorces in New York and across the nation. But with the backlog of cases caused by COVID-related court closures, estranged… Read More »

What Does the Pandemic Mean for Couples? Fewer Marriages, More Divorces

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced married and unmarried couples alike to reexamine their relationships, spurring an increase in divorces and a drastic falloff in weddings. Unmarried couples seem to be questioning the wisdom or desirability of tying the knot. Marriage rates in the United States, which had been on the decline since the 1980s, plunged… Read More »

Will the Pandemic Result in More Amicable Divorces?

Everyone knows at least one divorce horror story. It may involve a spouse who hid or stole marital assets or who quit a job to avoid paying alimony. Too often, divorcing couples seem to write off the love and respect they once held for each other and behave as if they are complete strangers or… Read More »

Virtual Litigation in Divorces and Family Court

Divorce and Family Court are very personal. Family Court involves, most often, child support and/or custody. During the pandemic, court functions were mostly suspended and appearances in court for non-criminal matters were canceled or did not occur for months. The court system has started to use Microsoft Teams. This is done through IOS, usually an… Read More »

No Shave November

In November, there is a movement whereby men put down their razors and grow facial hair in order to bring awareness to men’s health issues. I have seen too many people without hair as a result of cancer treatment. I have seen this in my family and friends. I am growing hair in support of… Read More »