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The Use of Health Records During a Divorce

During the divorce process, you may be asked to disclose certain pieces of medical information if they are relevant to the divorce case. While this does not mean your spouse is allowed to dig through your medical history without restrictions, it does mean you can expect to have medical records requested if there’s any reason… Read More »

Tips for Gathering Information During the Divorce Discovery Process

The discovery process in a divorce is when both spouses gather and produce documents that will affect the divorce. Below is a quick overview of some categories of documents you can expect to be asked to produce. Bank documents: You will likely be asked for at least three years’ worth of statements from your financial… Read More »

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 »