Summer Is Here: It’s Time to Figure Out Your Custody Schedule

It is summer! Maybe the children are out of school, or, if not, they will be soon. It can be a less-pressure-filled time of the year for some, but for newly separated or divorced families, this can be a stressful time. So, if you haven’t already, get ahead of your summer and make sure the […]

Your Mental Health: What is Admissible in Court?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or forgot to pay your internet bill, you have seen coverage or at least memes stemming from the ongoing Depp vs. Heard defamation trial. The concepts of physician-patient privilege as well as a party’s mental state are among the key issues that have highlighted by this case. Lisa […]

How to Guide Divorce Clients in the Age of Inflation

No matter the size of a marital estate, the current inflationary economic environment can complicate the divorce process and increase the chance of intractable disagreements over the division of assets and debts. It is more important than ever for a divorce attorney to have a firm grasp on the complex financial issues facing their clients. […]

How to Build an Interdisciplinary Team Outside Your Law Firm

When it comes to family law it is crucial to have an attorney with extensive experience in areas such as divorce and custody rather than an attorney who occasionally dabbles in them. It is just as important to have an attorney who is self-aware enough to recognize that they are not an expert in every […]

Essential Advice for Improving Your Child’s Relationship With Your Ex

Lisa Zeiderman is one of the country’s premier divorce and family law attorneys. Her most recent published article–“How to Foster a Relationship Between Your Ex and Your Child”–has been promoted as an “Essential Topic” by Psychology Today. In the article, Lisa provides co-parents with tips for taking care of themselves and their children while respecting […]

What is financial stalking?

Understand what “financial stalking” looks like and how to respond if you are a victim.   Financial stalking is the notion that one person continually checks on what the other is doing with their money and how they are spending it.   Some of this activity is covert, but in other cases, the partner who […]

3 Financial Questions to Answer BEFORE Filing for A Divorce

April is Financial Literacy Month. It’s important for you to know that the most difficult decision you’ll ever make has huge financial ramifications.   Make sure you know your financial standing in these key areas before beginning your divorce.   Income & Debt. Knowing your and your spouse’s income is very important. This includes wages, […]

Bonus and Equity Award Season is Upon Us

It is bonus and equity award season in the finance industry. Suppose your spouse is compensated with restricted stock units (RSUs), stock options and other forms of deferred compensation. In that case, it will play a crucial role in negotiating prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements or asset division in divorce. Lisa Zeiderman lent her knowledge on […]

Manic Spending Causes Anxiety, Particularly During Divorce

Here are legal tips to protect yourself and your finances. KEY POINTS When in the midst of a divorce, there are ways to legally protect your finances from a spouse’s over-spending. Cancel joint accounts, consider a postnuptial agreement, and keep documentation of the spending patterns. Talk to a mental health professional and ask your spouse […]