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Anthony Gerard Buono

Anthony Buono’s Legal Guides

38 total

  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Should you announce your divorce on Facebook?

    Facebook and other social media provide a perfect and convenient forum to announce life’s big news without having to relate the news over and over to others. But when it comes to announcing a divorce or separation, Facebook and social media may not be the best choice.

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  • 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...

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  • "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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Some Friendly Holiday Advice

    It is that time of the year again. The holidays are here. Or are they the "hellidays"? Too often separated or divorced parents let their conflicts spoil the holiday season for their children. Every year I see too many people fighting over holiday visitation. Most of it is not abo...

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  • Cutting Your Losses

    Besides practicing law, I am a volunteer firefighter. Over the years I have found that periodically my legal training and experience offers lessons for the fire service and conversely my fire service training and experience offer lessons for the practice of law. One of these fir...

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