Tag Archives: equitable distribution

What to Do if Your Spouse Is Spending Excessively Ahead of Your Divorce

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. Faced with the reality that the marriage is ending, one spouse might decide to spend large amounts of marital funds either in the weeks leading up to the divorce or soon after the process begins. Spending down the marital estate comes up frequently in New York divorces…. Read More »

Your Spouse Lives on His Parents’ Money: How Will This Affect Asset Division in Your Divorce?

As divorce lawyers, we know that every couple’s financial circumstances are unique. One situation that may arise is where one spouse is primarily supported by his or her parents. This might be called the problem of the freeloading spouse. If your spouse doesn’t have income or assets in his or her own name, are you… Read More »

Egregious Marital Fault Being Factored Into Equitable Distribution

In this No-Fault State, many people are of the opinion that it does not matter if there was abuse or adultery, equitable distribution is usually treated as equal distribution in New York divorces, regardless of the fault. This is changing, and if you behave poorly during your marriage, it may cost you a disproportionate amount… Read More »

How Can You Keep Most of Your Pension in a New York Divorce?

After you’ve spent years contributing to your pension, the possibility of losing half of it to your ex during a divorce may seem a bitter pill to swallow. But a pension is considered marital property in New York and thus subject to equitable distribution, so relinquishing part of your pension is nearly unavoidable. Equitable means… Read More »

Your Spouse Cheated: Can You Get More Alimony or Property in the Divorce?

The short answer is yes, there is a way. However, successfully using evidence of an affair to obtain a favorable property or alimony award is rare. Our firm has achieved many positive results in this area but certain factors must exist in order to influence a court’s decision. New York judges are not allowed to… Read More »

Adultery Does Not Affect Asset Division in New York Divorces

For centuries, adultery and divorce have been inextricably linked. In fact, until 1966, adultery was the only permissible divorce ground under New York law. Even today, though most litigants opt for no-fault divorce, New York still allows marriage dissolution because one spouse has been unfaithful. However, when it comes to property division, the law does… Read More »

Bryan L. Salamone Chosen as Lawyer of Distinction

New York family law attorney Bryan L. Salamone has been admitted for 2019 membership to the Lawyers of Distinction, a roster of elite attorneys nationwide who stand out based on high achievement and recognition by their peers. This honor is bestowed on the top 10 percent of lawyers in the country by practice area, and… 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 »

Bryan L. Salamone & Associates Named a Top 10 New York Family Law Firm

Bryan L. Salamone & Associates P.C. has been selected by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA) as one of the 10 Best Family Law Firms for Client Satisfaction in New York State for 2018–2019. Selection for this honor is limited to firms that have achieved unparalleled success in legal practice while placing paramount… Read More »

Can Divorced Couples Split Rental Properties on Their Taxes?

If you and your spouse own rental properties together, you are allowed to continue renting it out after your divorce if you wish to do so. However, you’ll need to come to a mutual decision about how you’ll divide these rental assets and the tax bills. As far as the IRS is concerned, whether you… Read More »