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In a Divorce, Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished?

In a Divorce, Can Social Security Benefits Be Garnished?

If you are divorced, one of the most difficult things to deal with may be money issues. If you have been ordered to pay alimony or another form of spousal support, but fall short on payments, you may be subject to garnishment of your wages. But what about Social Security, disability, or other benefits? Can ... Read more ...
How Do Child Custody Laws Work When One Parent Moves Abroad

How Do Child Custody Laws Work When One Parent Moves Abroad

Today, we live in a global society. More and more people are venturing out and living far away from the places of their birth. While this desire to live and work in new, exciting places is great, this may not always be the case, especially when children are involved. How do child custody laws work ... Read more ...
Can You File for Divorce Without Valid Reasons?

Can You File for Divorce Without Valid Reasons?

When one spouse seeks to divorce their partner, this is what is referred to as an “at-fault” divorce. At-fault divorces differ from “no-fault” divorces in that the two parties do not agree the marriage should be dissolved. No-fault divorces are simply a statement that the marriage has fallen apart and neither spouse blames the other ... Read more ...
Politics and Divorce: Don’t Let Party Affiliation Divide Your Family

Politics and Divorce: Don’t Let Party Affiliation Divide Your Family

Politics is a dangerous game to play. It can divide siblings, parents and children, and even husbands and wives. Here’s what you need to know about politics and divorce. AGREE TO DISAGREE Agreeing to disagree is a simple sentiment that can be difficult to follow through with. If you are a staunch Democrat, for example, you ... Read more ...
Should I Hire a Forensic Accountant?

Should I Hire a Forensic Accountant?

Divorces are never easy. This is especially true if there are huge sums of money involved. But, what can you do if you suspect your ex is attempting to hide assets from the court in an attempt to keep them safe from division? Or, what if you want to understand what will be a fair ... Read more ...
Why Practicing Self-Care is Essential During a Divorce

Why Practicing Self-Care is Essential During a Divorce

Divorce can be devastating. After years of marriage, you may suddenly find yourself thrust into a new reality which may seem alien.  Because of the messy and stressful nature of divorce, it is essential that you practice self-care. What is “self-care?” simply put, self-care is taking care of yourself. Pretty straightforward, right? It can be ... Read more ...
How Domestic Abuse Can Affect Divorce Proceedings

How Domestic Abuse Can Affect Divorce Proceedings

Domestic abuse is one of the worst things that can happen in any relationship. From physical violence to emotional blackmail, abuse takes on many forms – all of them torturous. When abuse is present, divorce may seem like the best avenue of escape. But, how can domestic abuse affect divorce proceedings? Domestic Abuse Comes in ... Read more ...
What is Palimony?

What is Palimony?

When it comes to legal terms, there can be an awful lot of confusion. This is most certainly the case when it comes to things such as palimony. It sure sounds like alimony, but can it really be that simple? At the Law Offices of Brian D. Perskin & Associates, we want all of our ... Read more ...
Tips to Have an Amicable Divorce

Tips to Have an Amicable Divorce

Divorce is never fun. But that doesn’t mean it has to be nasty and bitter. Here are some helpful tips for making your divorce amicable. Keep an Eye Towards the Future When it comes to divorce, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of constantly digging up the past. It may seem ... Read more ...
Student Loans and Divorce: Why Debt is Destroying Millennial Marriages

Student Loans and Divorce: Why Debt is Destroying Millennial Marriages

Getting married and starting a life together is something many couples look forward to.  But if you are a millennial carrying burdensome student loan debt, marriage can quickly turn sour. Here’s everything thing you need to know about debt and divorce: why student loans are destroying millennial marriages. The Realities of Student Debt and Marriage ... Read more ...
Ways to be a Better Parent After Divorce

Ways to be a Better Parent After Divorce

Divorce has lasting effects on everyone associated with it. It isn’t just the spouses who suffer, it’s also incredibly hard on children. To them, their whole world is collapsing. Here are a few key ways to be a better parent after a divorce. Be a Better Co-Parent While you and your ex might have broken ... Read more ...
What Happens to Pets After a Divorce?

What Happens to Pets After a Divorce?

Divorce isn’t easy for anybody. It can tear apart families and leave people – especially children, emotionally traumatized. Divorce also can have an adverse effect on the animals we love and treat as part of our family. But, after the dust settles, where do they go? What happens to pets after divorce? Pets and Divorce ... Read more ...
Common Terms in Divorce You Need to Know

Common Terms in Divorce You Need to Know

Divorce can be confusing. This is especially true in the event of a contested divorce, where assets, alimony, and other considerations can lead to headaches and endless rounds of legal wrangling. What, though, can you expect after the divorce is settled? Here are some of the more common terms of divorce settlements that you need ... Read more ...
Tips for Surviving the Holidays during Divorce

Tips for Surviving the Holidays during Divorce

The holiday season is usually a time reserved for celebrations with friends and family, but when you’re going through a divorce, it can feel anything but cheery. From co-parenting issues to questions from nosy relatives, divorce during the holidays can be difficult to navigate. To help you make the most of the season, here are ... Read more ...
Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting in New York Divorce Cases

Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting in New York Divorce Cases

A number of divorced parents are drifting away from traditional custody and co-parenting arrangements. Instead, they are opting for alternative parenting methods. One non-traditional form of co-parenting is referred to as the Bird’s Nest method. What is bird’s nest co-parenting, and is it right for your family? What is Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting? Bird’s nest co-parenting ... Read more ...
Are Witnesses Allowed in Divorce Hearings?

Are Witnesses Allowed in Divorce Hearings?

When going through a divorce, there are countless things to make you worry. From assets and alimony to your future and the rights of your children, it may all seem overwhelming. What do you do, however, if you think someone else may be able to provide crucial insight into your marriage and may help you ... Read more ...
Top 5 Money Saving Divorce Tips

Top 5 Money Saving Divorce Tips

New York City is expensive. Between paying your rent or a mortgage, refilling your Metrocard, and enjoying all that our great city has to offer, you may feel a little strapped for cash. Don’t let your financial worries prevent you from filing a case. Just follow these 5 tips from Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., ... Read more ...
3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Be Active in a Divorce

3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Be Active in a Divorce

Divorce is not fun – it’s that simple. It may seem like a good idea to switch off and not take an active role in your divorce proceedings due to the stresses that it may cause. This, however, is not a great idea for many reasons. Here are three reasons why it’s important to be ... Read more ...
How to Use Media During a Divorce

How to Use Media During a Divorce

One of the most appealing aspects of social media is being able to share your thoughts to a broad audience of people who are, to varying degrees, close to you. Sharing can include describing or alluding to emotionally challenging times in your life. The need to vent your feelings with trusted friends and family can ... Read more ...
What To Do If Your Ex-Spouse May Be Hiding Assets

What To Do If Your Ex-Spouse May Be Hiding Assets

If your ex-spouse hates the idea of paying alimony or child support, and you suspect that, to minimize these payments, he or she has hidden significant income or assets, then continue reading. Here’s our guide to what to do if your ex-spouse may be hiding assets. How Do I Know If My Ex Is Hiding ... Read more ...
Super Lawyers: Attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates Recognized as Rising Stars

Super Lawyers: Attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates Recognized as Rising Stars

We are excited to announce that Evan Seckular and Dina Botwinick, attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have been selected as part of the 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. What is Super Lawyers? Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters, is a peer influenced and research-driven rating service, recognizing superior attorneys throughout the ... Read more ...
Expedited Divorce in New York: Do You Qualify?

Expedited Divorce in New York: Do You Qualify?

It may be cliché, but the best things in life are worth waiting for, including divorce. But, what if you can’t wait? New York State grants quickie divorces on a case by case basis for those who meet certain criteria. How can you tell if you qualify for an expedited divorce? Qualifiers for Expedited Divorce ... Read more ...
Divorce Support Groups in New York City

Divorce Support Groups in New York City

You probably never thought your life would come to this. Separation, divorce, and all of the horrible things that come with it. Not only is divorce is one of the biggest changes you will face, but it can also be one of the scariest. The good news is that there are divorce support groups throughout ... Read more ...
How To Survive Financially After A Divorce

How To Survive Financially After A Divorce

Divorces can be both mentally and financially difficult. But there are things you can do to stay above water and keep yourself afloat. Here’s our guide to how to survive financially after a divorce. Expect Your Financial Situation To Worsen For A Few Years After Your Divorce More often than not, the standard of living ... Read more ...
What Happens To My 401(k), IRA, Or Pension In A Divorce?

What Happens To My 401(k), IRA, Or Pension In A Divorce?

When a marriage dissolves, the complicated process of dividing assets can often make for difficult discussions. When contemplating divorce, it is important to know how assets will be divided and the impact such divisions may have. Some of the assets that are divided include your 401(k), IRA, and pension.  In the state of New York, ... Read more ...
Spousal Support After An Affair

Spousal Support After An Affair

Adultery is a common cause for spouses to separate and divorce. In many states, including New York, adultery by a spouse may be considered by the court in different aspects of the divorce proceedings. Here’s our guide to spousal support after an affair. Legal Grounds For A Divorce In New York, divorcing spouses may seek ... Read more ...
What Is Marital Abandonment?

What Is Marital Abandonment?

Abandonment means that one spouse has left the other without consent, but like adultery, proving desertion means more than that a person left home without the consent of the other spouse. Most states require that the defendant or respondent left home for a year or more; that the parties failed to agree about the departure; ... Read more ...
Dress for Success: The Best Ways to Present Yourself in Court

Dress for Success: The Best Ways to Present Yourself in Court

You have enough to worry about when it comes to your divorce, so what you wear on a daily basis is the likely one of the last things on your mind. Trust us, we get it. But when it comes time to go to court, what you wear will make a big impact. Read on ... Read more ...
Best Practices When Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation

Best Practices When Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation

Having to fight for the custody of your child is a horrifying experience that no parent ever wants to face. If you find yourself in this daunting situation, however, it is critical that you know what you are up against. Here is our useful guide for preparing for a child custody evaluation. What Is A ... Read more ...
Why You Should Never File for Divorce Without A Lawyer

Why You Should Never File for Divorce Without A Lawyer

Filing for divorce is an extremely stressful time for everyone involved. But, do you really need legal counsel if you feel you can handle it all by yourself? Here are just a few reasons why you should never file for divorce without a lawyer. Time Regardless of how simple you may feel your divorce will ... Read more ...