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Legal Custody in New York

Legal Custody in New York

Many people don’t realize that there are two forms of child custody in New York: Legal Custody and Physical Custody. Knowing the difference between the two is crucial if you are a litigant in a child custody case. Today, we will focus our discussion on legal custody. What is the definition of legal custody? What does ... Read more
Why Should You Hire Brian D. Perskin & Associates for Your Divorce Case?

Why Should You Hire Brian D. Perskin & Associates for Your Divorce Case?

New York City divorce lawyers are a dime a dozen. With an over-saturated market, why should you hire Brian Perskin & Associates P.C. to represent you during your divorce or child custody case? A Divorce Powerhouse Brian Perskin, a graduate of Washington College of Law, opened his firm in 1991, which has grown from a one-man ... Read more
A Step-by-Step Guide for Changing Your Name After Divorce in NYC

A Step-by-Step Guide for Changing Your Name After Divorce in NYC

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who wish to change their name after divorce, and those who don’t. Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name, while others, well, they could care less. Follow these instructions if you want to change your last name, or call us at ... Read more
Moving On After Divorce

Moving On After Divorce

Let’s be honest: divorce hurts. You are mourning the loss of a relationship, a way of living, and reentering the world as a single person. It’s scary, and you may not know what to do, or how to cope after your case is finalized. Read on for tips and ideas on how to move on after ... Read more
Does Cheating Affect Alimony in New York City?

Does Cheating Affect Alimony in New York City?

As of this writing, about 50 percent of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce.
Grounds for Divorce in New York

Grounds for Divorce in New York

When filing for divorce in New York, the Plaintiff must state a reason for the divorce.
5 Tips for Winning a Contested Divorce

5 Tips for Winning a Contested Divorce

Contested divorces are the polar opposite of their uncontested counterparts.
Is Spousal Support Guaranteed in a New York Divorce?

Is Spousal Support Guaranteed in a New York Divorce?

In a New York divorce, there is spousal support or "temporary maintenance" and then there is maintenance.
Uncontested Divorce: What You Need to Know

Uncontested Divorce: What You Need to Know

January, often referred to as “Divorce Month” by numerous matrimonial law attorneys, sees an uptick in new case filings immediately following the New Year.
How to Have A Better Holiday During Divorce

How to Have A Better Holiday During Divorce

The first holiday season after a divorce can be difficult, but the joyous time of year doesn’t have to be a drag if you remember to keep these 6 simple rules in mind.
The Top 7 Winning Divorce Rules

The Top 7 Winning Divorce Rules

Do not sabotage your divorce lawsuit before it even begins.
The Most Absurd Reasons For Divorce

The Most Absurd Reasons For Divorce

People file for divorce for a multitude of reasons.
What Are Hidden Assets?

What Are Hidden Assets?

Going through a divorce can be a highly antagonistic affair, and oftentimes matters can be made worse when one spouse decides to hide their assets in an effort to protect them from being divided.
Co-Parenting Tips For The Holiday Season

Co-Parenting Tips For The Holiday Season

The 2016 holiday season is officially here. While usually a chaotic (but joyous!) time, the holidays can bring about additional challenges for divorced couples as they try to figure out how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities during this festive time of year.
What Makes Military Divorce Different

What Makes Military Divorce Different

For the most part, the divorce process for members of the military is no different than it is for civilians.
How to Tell Others About Your Divorce

How to Tell Others About Your Divorce

The divorce process can be difficult and confusing,
The 4 Cardinal Rules of Co-Parenting

The 4 Cardinal Rules of Co-Parenting

A divorce involving children can be an incredibly difficult experience, especially when it comes to learning how to co-parent effectively.
Understanding Pendente Lite Orders

Understanding Pendente Lite Orders

When couples file for divorce, they do not immediately start living the lives they will lead post-marriage.
What Can I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?

What Can I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?

As a custodial parent, one of your primary goals is to promote a healthy and active relationship between your child and your ex-spouse.
Avoiding Common Child Custody Mistakes

Avoiding Common Child Custody Mistakes

For parents facing a contentious divorce, it's common to have very specific child custody and visitation goals in mind.
Child Abuse Allegations during Divorce and Custody

Child Abuse Allegations during Divorce and Custody

An allegation of child abuse is a very serious matter that the Court does not take lightly.
Attorney Evan Seckular Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Attorney Evan Seckular Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Evan S. Seckular has been honored by Super Lawyers this year! For his outstanding work in the matrimonial and family law arena, he has been selected for the 2016 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
How to Conduct Yourself in a Courtroom

How to Conduct Yourself in a Courtroom

Your divorce case will likely require you to appear in divorce court several times for different litigation sessions or to file and present your case before a judge.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Divorce

News outlets across the country are buzzing with the announcement that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Brad Pitt.
What Makes “Gray Divorce” Different

What Makes “Gray Divorce” Different

There are has been a recent spike in couples pursuing divorces later in life, leading to the coinage of the term “Gray Divorce” to describe this occurrence.
Child Abuse v. Child Neglect in New York

Child Abuse v. Child Neglect in New York

Child abuse and neglect are two of the most serious and concerning types of cases currently plaguing the Family Court system.
Back to School for Children of Divorce

Back to School for Children of Divorce

It’s that time of year again: the weather is cooling down, days are becoming a little shorter, and kids are going back to school.