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Mothers and Child Custody: Still a Given?

In years past, it was usually a given in New York courts that child custody went to the mother upon divorce. The tender years of a child coupled with a cultural norm carried the day for mom. This may still be true in some cases—but usually not without a fight. Today more fathers are seeking… Read More »

Is Legal Separation Right for You?

Your marriage is over—or is it? While going your own way would mean a clean break, there are advantages to staying married but separate. Do you wonder if legal separation could be right for you? As the largest Long Island firm focused solely on family law, Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. handles divorce issues[H1]… Read More »

Family Law Issues: A Top Five List

Family law addresses the business of relationships—of the sometimes-hard endings needed to win new beginnings. Even as laws change and the economy falters, issues such as child custody[H1], divorce, and relocation continue to affect real people like you every day. We have the largest family law practice on Long Island. We work daily to hammer… Read More »

What Will This Cost Me?

If a family law attorney says he or she can handle your divorce fast, and on the cheap, you found the wrong attorney. Divorce is considered one of the most stressful and momentous events in life. Decisions made and actions taken during divorce dictate your future—and that of your children. Never shortchange long-term prospects by… Read More »

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 »

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 »