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Financial Pitfalls during Divorce

Financial Pitfalls during Divorce

Last week, we let you in on a little secret: there are hidden financial benefits to divorce. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks, as well. What are the most common financial pitfalls you may face during your divorce, and how can you avoid them? Paying Your Retainer Fee The first financial pitfalls of divorce begin as soon ... Read more
The Financial Benefit of Divorce

The Financial Benefit of Divorce

It comes as no surprise that divorce can be a costly endeavor. Legal fees, becoming a single income household, and support payments can do major damage to your wallet. As awful and scary as that all sounds, there is a financial benefit to divorce. Fresh Start for Financial Responsibilities You face a big lifestyle change ... Read more
Rules for Living with Your Ex during Divorce

Rules for Living with Your Ex during Divorce

Filing for divorce can be expensive, and many litigants don’t realize that they are responsible for more than just their legal fees. To help combat the financial blow, you can take steps to save money during divorce. An unusual, but increasingly common, way to keep costs low is living with your ex during divorce. Living ... Read more
Should You File for Divorce during the Holiday Season?

Should You File for Divorce during the Holiday Season?

The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially if made during the holiday season. This time of year, while usually joyous, can become stressful when coupled with a divorce filing. Should you wait to file for divorce until after the holiday season? Holiday Season Interruptions The holiday season is chock full of ... Read more
Law Guardians in Child Custody Cases

Law Guardians in Child Custody Cases

Child custody actions involve the whole family, not just parents. In New York custody cases, a child will be appointed a law guardian, who will advocate on their behalf. Besides representing children, what is the law guardian’s role in divorce and custody disputes? An Advocate for Your Child A law guardian is your child’s attorney ... Read more
Telling Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce

Telling Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce

The only thing harder than deciding to file for divorce, is telling your children. In fact, doing so is one of the aspects of divorce that parents dread the most. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have drawn on their years of experience and put together the essential how to guide ... Read more
Top 5 Reasons You May Get Divorced

Top 5 Reasons You May Get Divorced

Statistics show that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. Why is this? Are small habits and annoyances to blame, or is it something big that causes couples to get divorced? While the exact cause for divorce varies, here, we discuss the Top 5 reasons couples call it quits: Financial Issues Money impacts every ... Read more
High Net Worth Divorce in NYC

High Net Worth Divorce in NYC

All divorce cases have challenges, but high net worth cases are more complex and present additional obstacles. Assets must be addressed during these unique cases. What key things should you know if you’re facing a high net worth divorce? Handling Assets High net worth divorce cases often involve a great deal of assets. Assets can ... Read more
Modifying Child Custody Orders in New York

Modifying Child Custody Orders in New York

Child custody is one of the most important components of divorce. Your child custody agreement will determine if your child will live with you, or if you can make decisions on their behalf. It is likely that your child custody order will need to be changed as time goes on. What are some of the ... Read more
Protecting Your Credit during Divorce

Protecting Your Credit during Divorce

Divorce has the power to impact every aspect of your life, especially your finances. Protecting your credit during your divorce will help to secure your financial future after your case is settled. What steps can you take now, to ensure that your credit doesn’t suffer later? Why Your Credit Score Matters Your credit score is ... Read more
Orders of Protection in New York

Orders of Protection in New York

Orders of Protection are court orders that aim to help prevent harassment, domestic abuse, and stalking. These court orders are fairly common in divorce and family law cases. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these documents. Filing for an Order of Protection New York State allows litigants to file for an Order ... Read more
Divorce During the School Year: Q&A

Divorce During the School Year: Q&A

Back to school season can be tough for families of divorce. There can be a lot of uncertainty surrounding custody, support, and co-parenting during the school year. Things can become even more complicated if your divorce case is just beginning. What are the most common questions divorced parents have regarding the school year? Will my ... Read more
We’ve Been Nominated for Best of Brooklyn!

We’ve Been Nominated for Best of Brooklyn!

1Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is proud to announce their nomination as Best Divorce Law Firm in Brooklyn. The Best of Brooklyn competition, hosted by Dime Community Bank, aims to shed a spotlight on the best businesses in the Borough. Voting for the Best of Brooklyn Casting your vote for the Best in Brooklyn ... Read more
Parallel Parenting: Conflict Free Co-Parenting

Parallel Parenting: Conflict Free Co-Parenting

Last week, we briefly touched on parallel parenting during our discussion on alternative forms of co-parenting. However, this method deserves more in-depth coverage, as it can be helpful for divorcees who are unable to co-parent successfully. What is Parallel Parenting? Parallel Parenting allows for divorced couples to co-parent while keeping their interaction with each other ... Read more
Alternative Forms of Co-Parenting After Divorce

Alternative Forms of Co-Parenting After Divorce

Traditional family dynamics are changing, and so are co-parenting arrangements after divorce. Gone are the days when a divorced mother would be the primary custodian. What are some of the new forms of co-parenting, and will they work for your family? Parallel Parenting Parallel Parenting was designed with high-conflict families in mind. The purpose of ... Read more
Introducing Legal Financing with Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C.

Introducing Legal Financing with Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C.

At Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we are sensitive to the fact that divorce and family law cases can be expensive. We encourage our clients to take measures to keep their legal fees low, but sometimes, that isn’t enough. This is why we are proud to announce that our firm now offers legal financing ... Read more
Dealing with Anger during Divorce

Dealing with Anger during Divorce

Feeling angry during divorce is perfectly normal. In fact, it’s to be expected. Divorce is a major life change, and your case will not always go as planned. You need to learn how to recognize when you’re getting mad, and how to deal with your anger during divorce. Physical Signs of Anger Nothing is more ... Read more
Common Divorce Myths in New York

Common Divorce Myths in New York

The internet is a wonderful tool, but it can be harmful to your divorce or child custody case. There are countless divorce horror stories online, and it’s hard to not believe them. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have shed a light on the most common New York divorce myths out ... Read more
Divorce and Child Custody 101

Divorce and Child Custody 101

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to divorce and child custody. Having a basic understanding of the two is vital to the success of your case. Should you file for a divorce or legal separation? Can you have legal custody if your child doesn’t live with you? Consider this your much needed crash course in ... Read more
What to Expect in Your Divorce Consultation

What to Expect in Your Divorce Consultation

Meeting with an attorney and gathering information is an important first step when filing for a divorce. Attending a divorce consultation can be a nerve-wracking, but necessary, experience. Knowing what to expect can help ease you into the process, and make the experience more comfortable. What to Expect When You Contact Us At Brian D. ... Read more
Statements of Net Worth in New York Divorce

Statements of Net Worth in New York Divorce

Some of the most common points of contention in New York divorce cases involve money. Spouses often disagree on child support, alimony, and equitable distribution. How can a Statement of Net Worth help to alleviate these issues? What is a Statement of Net Worth? A Statement of Net Worth is a court document, and is ... Read more
Tips for Celebrating Father’s Day during Divorce

Tips for Celebrating Father’s Day during Divorce

Last month, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. published a guide for surviving Mother’s Day during a divorce. With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it’d be helpful to bring you our top tips for celebrating Father’s Day during divorce. Let Your Kids Have a Say Your children may be having a ... Read more
Did You Hire the Right Divorce Attorney?

Did You Hire the Right Divorce Attorney?

Hiring the right divorce attorney is hard. The process of finding a lawyer can be long, and often involves hours of research and reading client testimonials. Even after you have done your due diligence, you may still find yourself doubting whether or not you made the best decision. How can you really tell if you’ve ... Read more
4 Signs Your Child Needs Therapy during Divorce

4 Signs Your Child Needs Therapy during Divorce

Divorce is difficult, especially for children. Divorcing parents have a lot to worry about, including how their child is coping with the divorce. Are they adjusting well, or are they misbehaving at school? Some out-of-character behavior is expected, but how do you know when your child needs therapy during divorce? 1. Long term behavioral changes ... Read more
Say “I Do” to a Prenuptial Agreement

Say “I Do” to a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreements were once a taboo subject, but they are now gaining mainstream popularity. A growing number of engaged couples are signing prenuptial agreements prior to their wedding day. If you’re engaged, you need to make sure discussing a prenuptial agreement with your partner is an essential part of your wedding planning. To help aide in ... Read more
Divorce by Publication in New York

Divorce by Publication in New York

Despite popular belief, it is possible to get a divorce if you don’t know where your spouse lives. This process is called Divorce by Publication, and it isn’t easy. Divorce by Publication is a long and tedious process, and you should not proceed without an attorney. An Overview of Divorce by Publication This kind of ... Read more
A Guide to Celebrating Mother’s Day During Divorce

A Guide to Celebrating Mother’s Day During Divorce

The first Mother’s Day during divorce can be difficult. Can a mom depend on her ex to make the day special? Will she be left in the dust if she doesn’t have scheduled parenting time on Sunday? Surviving Mother’s Day during divorce is easier than you may think, especially when both parents take steps to ... Read more
The Top 4 Annulment Myths… Debunked!

The Top 4 Annulment Myths… Debunked!

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to annulments in New York. In fact, you may be shocked to find out that you are unable to file for an annulment, and instead must proceed with a divorce if you want to end your marriage. Below, the family law firm of Brian D. Perskin ... Read more
What is the Hague Convention?

What is the Hague Convention?

Last week, we briefly mentioned the Hague Convention while discussing traveling with children during divorce. Besides being a very complex area of law, what exactly is the Hague Convention, and how can it help protect your children? An Introduction to the Hague Convention The Hague Convention (HC) is a treaty that was created to help ... Read more
Traveling with Children during Divorce

Traveling with Children during Divorce

Traveling with kids is no walk in the park, but traveling with children during divorce can often present extra hurdles. There is a lot to do before you take off, including obtaining a passport, getting permission, and confirming an itinerary with your ex. Read on for important information about traveling with children during divorce: Obtaining a ... Read more