The new state law raises many issues including what consideration should be given to the allocation of resources with respect to pet custody, when people are waiting months and sometimes years to have their child custody cases determined. Continue Reading New York Courts May Soon Be Raining Cats, Dogs and Perhaps Parakeets
Getting a divorce later in life can really put a crimp in your client’s retirement plans. All of the sudden, your client’s net worth may be cut in half. And no matter what the original number was, half of what your client expected to have in retirement is not as good as the whole. Continue Reading Gray Divorce: What Financial Planners Should Know
Should you prioritize paying for your children’s college education over saving for retirement? Continue Reading How Do I Prioritize? Paying for College Tuition vs. Saving for Retirement
Breaking free of a marriage with a narcissist is complex. Preparation is key. Divorcing a narcissistic spouse is typically high-conflict and overwhelming so it's important to mentally and legally prepare. Ending the marriage requires organization, strength, and...
Lisa Zeiderman was included in this recent Kiplinger article by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA®, CES™ about identifying financial abuse. Lisa explains that financial abuse is not limited to the non-working spouse: “Sophisticated executives (usually women) are often...
5 Tips to Navigate Kids' Device Use After Divorce Setting clear, consistent boundaries for screentime reduces anxiety for all. Apr 29, 2021 Parent/child relationships are sometimes irreparably damaged over co-parent disagreements around video games and cell phone...
When Your Partner Has a Gambling Addiction How to help, and protect your and your family's finances. March 23, 2021 Gambling addiction can destroy a family. The addict will consume any and all resources, from retirement to children's 529 accounts. Protect yourself...
The extraordinary stress associated with this pandemic, along with fewer opportunities to physically separate from abusive partners, is likely to trigger and even embolden domestic abusers. Continue Reading Financial Abuse: What It Is, What to Do if You’re a Victim
Family Court and Matrimonial Part Judges Should Brace Themselves To Decide the Vaccine Debate Amongst Parents
Even when a vaccine approved for children does become available, it will likely create a new dispute amongst parents as to whether or not to vaccinate their children, especially given the recently undermined credibility of the CDC, the FDA, and other public health institutions. Continue Reading Family Court and Matrimonial Part Judges Should Brace Themselves To Decide the Vaccine Debate Amongst Parents
In response to the fiscal crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, New York State is planning to effectively force many judges over the age of 70 into retirement in a budgetary cost-cutting measure. Continue Reading Experienced Judges Are Already Taking the Death Gamble; They Should Not Be Targeted in Budget Cuts
5 Tips for Co-Parenting Through the Holidays, in a Pandemic COVID-19 restrictions complicate an already complicated time. December 2, 2020 It is a strange time, for sure. The holidays are upon us, but COVID-related guidance has made the holidays for divorcing and...
The extraordinary stress associated with this pandemic, along with fewer opportunities to physically separate from abusive partners, is likely to trigger and even embolden domestic abusers. Continue Reading Domestic Violence Risks Rise As Temperatures Drop
While marital agreements are meant to enhance the marriage by providing certainty, clarity, and protection in the event of a dissolution of the marriage, these agreements can also function as an invaluable tool in protecting and dividing assets after death. Continue Reading Navigating the Intersection of Family Law and Estates Law
To promote a client’s interest, the attorney must ensure that every step in crafting the case, as well as the ultimate trial itself, is designed to prove to the trial court that the client/parent can best promote the child’s interests, which is the court’s paramount concern. Continue Reading Calling the Child’s Therapist as a Witness in a Custody Case
Mediation might not be optimal for those whose spouse suffers from narcissism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or other mental health issues. Continue Reading The Rush to Divorce Mediation in the Time of COVID-19
On March 20, 2020, in the midst of COVID-19 and to keep New York safe and healthy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8, also known as “New York State on PAUSE,” thereby shutting down all non-essential businesses. Continue Reading Downward Modifications of Child Support, Unemployment and COVID-19
There are many couples who were on the precipice of divorce before this pandemic roared into our lives. For them, this crisis may have put things in perspective. Continue Reading For Some, COVID-19 Togetherness Means Thinking About Divorce
The coronavirus pandemic is playing out in ways none of us could have predicted, and the financial and emotional toll on many families is enormous. Continue Reading Divorce and Co-Parenting in the Time of COVID-19
Divorce is often difficult for children to process, and recoupling adds another layer to the stressors that a child is already undergoing as a result of substantial changes in his or her day-to-day routine. Continue Reading How to Get the Most out of Working With a Child Therapist
If you have recently gone through, or are going through, a divorce, particularly if there are children involved, you might be very cognizant of how your divorce has changed the holidays for you and your family including many holiday traditions. Continue Reading The Holidays Are Almost Here
One of the greatest challenges that can face a married couple or a couple in the process of getting a divorce is when one or both partners suffer from a mental health disorder. Continue Reading Borderline Personality and Custody