Getting Ready to Propose? A Prenup Can Reduce Anxiety
Did you know that asking for a prenup might actually REDUCE anxiety around marriage planning and the many years ahead? Lisa Zeiderman writes about this in her most recent blog for Psychology Today, which also highlights the fact that nearly 40 percent of all engagements occur between November and February, and Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to propose.
Navigating a New Significant Other, Children, and the Holidays
Recoupling during the holidays can be harder for your child than divorce. KEY POINTS While parents may have had plenty of time to process the end of the marriage, this might be new information for a child. For children, the introduction of a new “step-person” may require they adjust to new siblings, home, routines, […]
Is Giving Children the Freedom to Choose a Good Idea?
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s custody plan is unconventional. This idea of giving total freedom to the children to determine their own schedule, while well-meaning, may unknowingly create conflict and prevent everyone from developing a routine where the children are able to spend meaningful time with each parent.
Can My Co-parent Be Legally Monitored for Alcohol Abuse?
Know your legal options in a custody battle with an alcohol-addicted co-parent. I am not the first to say this: alcohol abuse disorder (alcohol addiction) can destroy a family. Marital problems can be difficult if not impossible to navigate unless both parties have a baseline of trust. Addictions often shatter that trust to such an extent that […]
Check Your Custody Arrangement Before Booking Holiday Travel
Check Your Custody Arrangement Before Booking Holiday Travel Fall is in full swing, and school breaks and holidays will be here before you know it. If you are already itching to plan a holiday vacation, it is essential to ensure your plans align with the terms of your child custody and co-parenting arrangement. In my […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]