Protecting the Rights of Financial Abuse Victims in New York

Financial abuse – despite lacking the awareness people have about physical and emotional abuse – is one of the most despicable things that take place in troubled relationships. When an insatiable need for control results in abusive financial behavior, it is crucial to make sure you have an attorney with the resources and gravitas to fight back and protect your financial interests and legal rights. 

In New York City, White Plains and surrounding communities, men and women can turn to Lisa Zeiderman for the counsel and representation they need. She is not only an attorney but additionally, she is both a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Litigator. She has the skills you need when your financial wellbeing is at stake.  

What is Financial Abuse? 

Financial abuse, also known as economic abuse, can take many forms before, during and after a divorce. It is a controlling behavior that forces victims to depend on their spouse for financial stability, limiting their options to make decisions for themselves. Examples of financial abuse include: 

  • Concealing assets to prevent equitable division in divorce
  • Forcing a spouse to live on an allowance regardless of their income
  • Stealing money from a spouse
  • Requiring a detailed account of all spending
  • Withholding access to or knowledge of assets such as savings accounts and tax returns
  • Making accusations of waste, such as spending on an affair or gambling when it isn’t true

Remember: if it feels like abuse, it probably is. Make sure you discuss what is going on with your attorney.  

Get the Help You Need

Victims of financial abuse have a strong advocate in Lisa Zeiderman. You can rely on her to untangle the web of financial abuse and ensure you have the resources you need to build a better future. Call 914-488-2402 to schedule a consultation.