Anthony Gerard Buono’s Guides

Anthony Gerard Buono

Valatie Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. New York Divorce Jurisdiction

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    In order for the State of New York to have jurisdiction over the parties to a divorce action the residency requirements of Domestic Relations Law section 230 must be satisfied. There are a number of ways that they can be. The most common and simplest way is that the grounds upon...

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  2. The New York Do It Yourself Divorce Nightmare

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    The other day I had a client come in to see me about a divorce. He brought with him the Uncontested Divorce Form Packet and Instructions Packet from the New York Unified Court System. His estranged Wife had given him the packets and told him to figure out how to do their divorce....

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  3. Child Support: Inheritance as Income in New York

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    In New York a court must consider all of a parents resources in determining an appropriate amount of child support. So an inheritance or a gift can be counted as income or as a resource available for purposes of calculating child support. This is done more often in cases where th...

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  4. More Facebook Traps to Avoid

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    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...

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  5. You Can Buy A House While Getting Divorced

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    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...

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  6. Child Support: Proving Cash Income

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    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 ...

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  7. Child Support: Imputing Income Based Upon Gifts

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    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...

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  8. Preparing a Financial Disclosure Statement

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    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...

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  9. Swapping Facebook Passwords in a Divorce

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    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...

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  10. Should You Announce Your Divorce or Separation on Facebook?

    Written by attorney Anthony Buono, over 1 year ago.

    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...

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