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Why Staying Together Is Not Always in a Family’s Best Interests

Rather than face their fears, many unhappily married people justify staying trapped in a dysfunctional situation. They let fears about money, the children, and changing the family dynamic paralyze them into inaction. But there can also be costs to staying put, such as the following: Marital bickering and fighting creates a tense atmosphere affecting the… Read More »

When Is it Right to Seek Full Custody of the Kids?

While New York Family Courts consider many factors when making a determination about child custody, the ultimate decision rests on what is in the best interests of the child. Ideally, both parents are awarded joint or shared child custody [CK1] so they can play an active role in important activities, milestones, and decisions in the… Read More »

Parental Alienation

Divorce often leaves ex-spouses bitter and angry at each other. But if there are dependents under 18, divorce also leaves ex-spouses in a position where they must coparent their children. This spirit of cooperation is especially critical when parents must share custody or respect the visitation rights of the other parent. But sometimes one parent… Read More »

Issues That Often Arise in High-Profile Divorce Cases

What do Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, and Tiger Woods have in common? They all experienced the distress and pain of very high-profile, public divorces. While divorce is difficult for the average married couple, it is even more challenging for divorcing celebrities[CK1] . The public is naturally curious about celebrities and intrigued with every detail of… Read More »

I Am Responsible for Child Support and Just Lost My Job

What Should I Do? New York takes the enforcement of child support payments seriously and penalties for failing to pay are punitive. Details about New York child support[CK1] payments and enforcement are available at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement website. Failing to make child support payments results in… Read More »

Preserving a Father’s Role

In decades past, a divorced man left behind his home, the better part of his paycheck, and the biggest part of his heart—his children. Times have changed somewhat. Increasing numbers of men today are interested in maintaining a stake in the life of their children after divorce. The importance of preserving the role of a… Read More »

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 »