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Divorces Involving Invalid Prenuptial Agreements

Divorces Involving Invalid Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are legally binding documents signed by a couple before their marriage that details their separate property (including investment and other financial accounts), and outlines how potential joint assets will be divided in the event of a divorce, as well as addressing the issue of alimony.
Sherri Shepherd’s Child Custody Victory

Sherri Shepherd’s Child Custody Victory

Sherri Shepherd is having one heck of a year. Recently fired from her co-host position on The View and in the midst of a divorce and two child custody battles, she can sure use some good news.
Attorney Perskin Named to The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers

Attorney Perskin Named to The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers

Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Perskin has earned the significant achievement of being selected as one of The National Advocates.
Post-Nuptial Agreements and Stay-at-Home Parents

Post-Nuptial Agreements and Stay-at-Home Parents

People choose to become stay at home parents for many different reasons, which can include the birth of a child, sudden unemployment, or rising costs in childcare and nanny services.
What Happens if I Can’t Afford my Legal Fees?

What Happens if I Can’t Afford my Legal Fees?

Reports are surfacing regarding George Zimmerman's financial standing amid his current divorce action against his wife, Shellie Zimmerman.
Possible New NYC Family Court Judges

Possible New NYC Family Court Judges

New York State legislatures voted to increase the number of Family Court judges on Thursday, June 19th, and Friday, June 20th.
Divorced and Living Together with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.

Divorced and Living Together with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.

According to a report on the Huffington Post, Gwyneth Paltrow and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Chris Martin, are still residing under the same roof.
Halle Berry’s HUGE Child Support Order

Halle Berry’s HUGE Child Support Order

It is being reported that Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her ex-boyfriend and father of her 6 year old daughter, Gabriel Aubry, a whopping $16,000 per month in child support.
People v. Glob, and the Impact on Orders of Protection

People v. Glob, and the Impact on Orders of Protection

What does a case involving an impersonation of a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar have to do with matrimonial and family law?
How to Handle Divorce Depositions

How to Handle Divorce Depositions

If your divorce action cannot be settled outside of the court room and a trial is pending, both parties will have to partake in a deposition.
A Record Breaking $4.5 BILLION Divorce Settlement for Russian Oligarch

A Record Breaking $4.5 BILLION Divorce Settlement for Russian Oligarch

A divorce in Switzerland that has spanned six years has finally come to an end with a record shattering $4.5 billion settlement being awarded to Elena Rybolovlev, ex-wife of Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Traveling Internationally with Kids During Divorce

Traveling Internationally with Kids During Divorce

Traveling with children, both domestically and internationally, can be a rewarding, relaxing, and even educational experience.
Spitzer’s Ex-Wife Cleans Up in Divorce Settlement

Spitzer’s Ex-Wife Cleans Up in Divorce Settlement

Only months after former disgraced New York Governor Elliot Spitzer announced his plan to divorce Silda Wall Spitzer, a settlement has been reached.
Will a Cheating Spouse “Lose” in Court?

Will a Cheating Spouse “Lose” in Court?

Finding out your spouse had an affair can be devastating. You will feel angry, betrayed, sad and even revengeful.
What is a QDRO and How can it Benefit Me During a Divorce?

What is a QDRO and How can it Benefit Me During a Divorce?

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO for short, is a court ordered evaluation of retirement accounts.
What is “Conscious Uncoupling”?

What is “Conscious Uncoupling”?

Gwyneth Paltrow harnessed the power of social media and announced her " conscious uncoupling" from long-time husband and Coldplay front man Chris Martin on her lifestyle blog earlier this week.
Its Party Time: The Rise in Popularity of the Divorce Party

Its Party Time: The Rise in Popularity of the Divorce Party

The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief. For some, they feel a sense of joyfulness.
Is American Media Making a Mockery of Divorce?

Is American Media Making a Mockery of Divorce?

Americans hold a fascination with "reality" television, especially court room dramas that allow participants to air their dirty laundry for the world to see.
18 Year Old NJ Girl Sues Parents for Child Support

18 Year Old NJ Girl Sues Parents for Child Support

A strange family court case out of New Jersey is making headlines across the country, as news outlets are rushing to report on an unemancipated teenage girl who is suing her parents for child support.
Washington Man Forges Divorce Documents, Faces Jail Time

Washington Man Forges Divorce Documents, Faces Jail Time

According to a recent report in the Whidbey News-Times, an Oak Harbor man tried to get a divorce by falsifying divorce documents with the court.
Grey Divorce in Hollywood

Grey Divorce in Hollywood

As discussed in a recent NearSay blog post, the percentage of divorces involving baby boomers is steadily on the rise.
Divorce by Default in New York State

Divorce by Default in New York State

In an ideal world, every divorce would proceed without incident and would lead to an amicable split between spouses.
Same Sex Couple Adoption Woes

Same Sex Couple Adoption Woes

Late last week, a judge in Brooklyn ruled that a woman was not allowed to legally adopt her wife's biological child.
Can Your Kids Benefit From a Divorce?

Can Your Kids Benefit From a Divorce?

Deciding to get a divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved.
What the Heck is a Statement of Net Worth?!

What the Heck is a Statement of Net Worth?!

A Statement of Net Worth is used in every contested divorce case to help outline current or expected finances.
Money Saving Divorce Tips from Brian D. Perskin & Associates

Money Saving Divorce Tips from Brian D. Perskin & Associates

Everyone has heard the ill-informed notion that a divorce will cost you an arm and a leg.
Depending on Children During Divorce

Depending on Children During Divorce

A divorce can be taxing, and while it can be convenient to turn to your children for support, you should make it a point to use someone else as a shoulder to cry on.