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Determining Paternity in New York City

Determining Paternity in New York City

Paternity disputes and DNA tests have been portrayed as a joke by television shows like Maury, when in reality, they play a pivotal role in child custody and support cases throughout the United States.
How Can I Rebuild my Credit After Divorce?

How Can I Rebuild my Credit After Divorce?

As previously discussed, contested divorces can have the potential to ruin a party's credit score due to litigation costs, becoming a single income household, and new financial obligations such as child support and maintenance payments.
How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced in NYC?

How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced in NYC?

If you're new to the divorce process, then you undoubtedly have a plethora of questions surrounding the ins and outs of matrimonial and family law in New York State.
What to Anticipate During Tough Custody Battles

What to Anticipate During Tough Custody Battles

Regardless of how good intentions between parties may be at the start of a child custody action, there is always the possibility of emotions turning sour, minds being changed, or other unexpected circumstances (such as the emergency relocation of one party) that will impact the proceedings.
The Real Gift Children of Divorce Want This Christmas

The Real Gift Children of Divorce Want This Christmas

Despite what the songs may say, the holiday season might not be the most wonderful time of the year if you're going through a divorce.
Divorce and Visitation with an Abusive Spouse

Divorce and Visitation with an Abusive Spouse

Domestic violence is a major issue that plagues unhealthy relationships, and in extreme circumstances, can even become life threatening.
Alternative Parenting Arrangements during Divorce

Alternative Parenting Arrangements during Divorce

Parents who opt for an amicable divorce over a contested litigated battle will often research alternative parenting and custody arrangements to help their children transition and process the divorce better.
Coping With Divorce During The Holiday Season

Coping With Divorce During The Holiday Season

The holiday season, typically a joyous time of the year, can be hard on those going through divorce, especially families with children.
Mobile DNA Testing Comes to New York City

Mobile DNA Testing Comes to New York City

Last week, CBS reported on the arrival of the " Who's Your Daddy?" mobile DNA testing truck to the Big Apple.
Get Help for Domestic Violence NOW

Get Help for Domestic Violence NOW

A news report is surfacing of a woman, a victim of repeated domestic abuse, who stealthily called 911 for help while her attacker was still in the home.
Supernatural Creature Denied Alimony from Human Husband

Supernatural Creature Denied Alimony from Human Husband

A woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now facing a post-divorce life without alimony after the Appeals Court in Dubai ruled that her husband was not required to pay her a sum of about $11,000 US in spousal support.
Becoming a Divorced SINGLE Parent

Becoming a Divorced SINGLE Parent

Typically, divorce professionals and therapists will recommend couple's actively participate in co-parenting their children after they decide to end their marriage.
Divorce Fever Hits Hollywood

Divorce Fever Hits Hollywood

Divorce has swept through Hollywood over the last month, and celebrities from all sides of the entertainment business are feeling the blow of their marriages ending.
Protecting Your Credit During (and After) a Divorce

Protecting Your Credit During (and After) a Divorce

Divorce can lead to a slew of financial dilemmas, which can negatively affect your credit score.
International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute

International Flight Diverted Due to Custody Dispute

An unidentified woman is being accused of kidnapping after she took her child from its father during a heated custody dispute.
Handling College Tuition Obligations During Divorce

Handling College Tuition Obligations During Divorce

Regardless of whether your children are young, just starting high school, or embarking on their collegiate journey, the subject of college tuition needs to be addressed in New York divorce cases.
Chinese District Puts Cap on Divorce Filings

Chinese District Puts Cap on Divorce Filings

In a drastic attempt to preserve the sanctity of marriage, a city district in China is limiting the number of divorce filings to 15 per day.
Divorce and Co-Parenting During The School Year

Divorce and Co-Parenting During The School Year

Making the transition from summertime fun to a regimented school schedule can be difficult for both children and parents, especially if the parents are divorced.
Divorce and Estate Planning in New York State

Divorce and Estate Planning in New York State

Here at Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., we are very big supporters of modifying your estate plans and details of your last will and testament after a divorce is finalized.
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.