Skip to main content
Anthony Gerard Buono
Avvo
Pro

Anthony Buono’s Legal Guides

36 total

  • Imputing Income Based Upon Prior Employment And Earning Capacity

    Under New York law, when determining child support a court is not bound by a partys representation of their earnings and their income. Although the best indicator of a party's earnings usually is their latest paystubs and their previous year's income tax returns, sometimes these ...

    Read more 

  • "No Fault" Divorce Means No Trial

    In the short time that New York has had "no fault" divorce there has been precious little caselaw on the subject. However, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, has recently rendered a decision that may have significant impact on "no fault" divorces. In Palermo v. Palermo, 2...

    Read more 

  • Equitable Distribution in Childless Marriages

    In New York State the equitable distribution of marital property frequently is somewhere in the fifty-fifty range. Courts may vary by a few percentage points, but reviewing the voluminous case law of equitable distribution shows a strong predisposition for roughly equal distribut...

    Read more 

  • Should You Announce Your Divorce or Separation on Facebook?

    Announcing a divorce or separation on Facebook or other social media is becoming more and more common. In November, racing sensation Danica Patrick used Facebook to announce that she was separating from her husband by posting I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Pa...

    Read more 

  • Swapping Facebook Passwords in a Divorce

    In November 2011 a Connecticut Judge made national news when he ordered a divorcing couple to exchange their passwords for Facebook and dating websites. More than a year has passed since this made news and it appears that no similar cases have been reported. Nevertheless, the iss...

    Read more 

  • Preparing a Financial Disclosure Statement

    When you prepare a financial disclosure statement for court you need to be very careful. On a Financial Disclosure Affidavit for Family Court or a Statement of Net Worth for a divorce action accuracy is very important. You can hurt yourself if you are sloppy and put down inaccura...

    Read more 

  • Child Support: Imputing Income Based Upon Gifts

    According to New York law, a Court has the discretion to impute income to a parent where the parent received money, goods or services from a relative or friend. For example, a Court may impute income to a party based on the value of a rent-free home provided for him by a relative...

    Read more 

  • Child Support: Proving Cash Income

    In some support cases or divorces we encounter a situation where a party is self-employed or has cash income and they fail to report all of their income on their income tax returns. In these cases it is a real challenge to prove what their true income is. There are a few ways to ...

    Read more 

  • You Can Buy A House While Getting Divorced

    In a New York divorce action any property purchased or acquired by a party after the commencement date of the divorce action is their separate property. Separate property, is not subject to equitable distribution. So if you purchase a house while your divorce action is pending, i...

    Read more 

  • More Facebook Traps to Avoid

    Facebook is a complex trap for divorce litigants. Even if you do not post on Facebook and you just watch what your friends are doing on Facebook, you can still fan the flames of discord in your divorce. The Like button has become an issue in some divorces that I have seen. So bef...

    Read more