Recent Blog Posts

How Can I Avoid a Contested Divorce?

A contested divorce can cause stress, frustration, and emotional pain for everyone involved. As a result, you should do everything in your power to avoid going through a contested divorce. Below is some advice on how to avoid a contested divorce. Discuss the cost. First, you may be able to avoid a contested divorce by… Read More »

Choosing the Right Divorce Attorney

No matter the circumstances surrounding your divorce, it is in your best interests to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. But which law firm is right for you? Does it matter who you hire? Absolutely. In fact, choosing the wrong attorney can cost you everything when it comes to a divorce. Consider the information… Read More »

What Is a Palimony Action?

Palimony is spousal support for couples who are united through common law marriage. A common law marriage is marriage that occurs when two people in a relationship cohabitate a dwelling for an extended period. New York has no common law marriage. As a result, no matter how long two people live together in the state,… Read More »

Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. Questioned on Red Carpet at Premiere of New Film

Recently, I attended the premiere of The Five Year Engagement at the Tribeca Film Festival. After enjoying the movie, I was asked by the press for my opinion. My response was, “Firstly, I absolutely loved this hilarious romantic comedy.” However, as a divorce lawyer who has seen it all, I couldn’t help but add, “Five… Read More »

Legally Obtaining Evidence from Facebook in a Divorce/Custody Proceeding

The Law Office of Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. handles almost one thousand divorce cases each year. They are arguably the largest contested and high-conflict divorce law firm on Long Island, New York. In the last two years, the Law Office of Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has handled scores of cases involving… Read More »

What are the Visitation and Custody Rights of Grandparents?

The state of New York values the role grandparents play in the lives of grandchildren. That is why grandparents may seek assistance from courts throughout the state in order to obtain visitation of their grandchildren. However, the court always considers the best interests of the child first. If a fit, immediate parent such as a… Read More »

Celebrity Paternity Disputes

Paternity disputes are deeply troubling for anyone. However, for celebrities such disputes are even more difficult to handle because the whole world is watching. Below are a few of the most talked about celebrity paternity disputes: Jude Law: In 2009, a paternity dispute arose between actor Jude Law and his lover Samantha Burke. While speculation… Read More »

Recognizing Child Abuse

Child abuse can be difficult to detect. Authority figures such as parents, stepparents, or other adults in the household can exercise a great deal of influence over minor children. Even worse, abusive parents or adults may instill fear in their victims, making children less likely to report incidents of abuse, instead suffering in silence. Parents… Read More »

Recent Changes in NY Custody and Support Laws

In addition to New York’s new no-fault divorce law, the New York State Assembly has made several other important changes to domestic relations law that took effect on October 14, 2010. These laws provide greater protections to the financially disadvantaged spouse in a divorce action and clarify the circumstances under which a parent can obtain… Read More »

Legal Controversies Concerning NY No-fault Divorce

In 2010, New York joined a host of other states that allow couples to obtain a divorce without assigning fault to either party. Recent changes to New York’s domestic relations law allow spouses to more easily obtain a divorce under the new grounds of irretrievable breakdown. This allows a court to grant a divorce simply… Read More »