Recent Blog Posts

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 »

Child Custody Options in New York

You gave your child life—now divorce threatens the quality of that fleeting childhood. When circumstance demands you divide your child’s world, what options do you have? Our firm, Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has handled hundreds of child custody matters. From experience, we know custody and visitation arrangements that fit one family do not… 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 »

Can Custodial Parents Relocate Beyond 50 Miles?

Child custody agreements usually prohibit relocation of a custodial parent beyond a 35- or 50- mile radius from a non-custodial parent. The question is, are you out of luck if you are a custodial parent who has economic or other positive prospects beyond that 50-mile limit? Our firm, Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. is… Read More »

Can I Make My Child Do Something Using Physical Force?

If a child is recalcitrant and a parent is unable to reason with him or her in order to visit with another parent, go to school, or attend a doctor’s appointment, many parents throw their hands up. In many custody cases, a non-custodial parent has custody time (often after going a long time without it)… 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 »