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.
Knowing The Risks of an “All Access” Schedule
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have reportedly decided to create a co-parenting plan that some may find a bit unconventional. Instead of adhering to a “customary custody agreement,” which allocates a specific schedule for each parent to spend with their children, Tom and Gisele are reportedly taking a different approach that some professionals say, comes with a number of risks.
Lisa Joins the Muttly Crew to Talk Canine Custody
Check out the latest episode of the Muttly Crew’s “Fluff, Raw and Ruff.” They interviewed Lisa about the issue of pet custody. Pet custody is an essential issue in many divorce cases, most recently brought into the public eye due to Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence’s divorce. See Link here
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 […]
Listen to Lisa Zeiderman on “How to Split a Toaster” Podcast
Listen to Lisa Zeiderman on “How to Split a Toaster” Podcast Lisa recently joined Seth Nelson of NLG (NelsonLawGroup) and Pete Wright on the #HowtoSplitaToaster podcast to talk about navigating the complicated landscape of mental health issues, disagreements about today’s big issues and more when co-parenting or going through a divorce. They discussed —> […]
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 […]
College Tuition vs Retirement Savings: What Should Take Priority?
College Tuition vs Retirement Savings: What Should Take Priority? This is a question that comes up frequently in my practice: should you prioritize paying for your child’s educational expenses or accelerating your retirement savings as you near the twilight of your career? If you are divorced, this decision is made all the more complicated […]
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 […]
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 […]