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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 […]

What Happens When Parents Disagree on COVID Vaccines?

The arguments over COVID-19 vaccines have spilled over into the realm of family law as co-parents try to determine whether or not to vaccinate their kids against the virus. In some cases, parents have even temporarily lost custody of their children over their own refusal to get vaccinated. Deciding whether to vaccinate children against COVID-19 […]

Co-Parenting Tip: Get Your Custody Schedule in Writing

Successful co-parenting does not happen by chance; it requires preparation and open communication focused on doing what is best for your children and, of course, following Court Orders. One of the most effective ways to make sure your wishes and the needs of your children are reflected in custody schedules is to begin thinking about what is […]

“My Child is Rejecting Me in the Middle of My Divorce. What Does This Mean?”

In some families, divorce may be coupled with a child having an extreme and seemingly inexplicable rejection of a parent. Your child may be experiencing parental alienation. In the abstract for a recent article in the Journal of Forensic Science, the difference between parental alienation and realistic estrangement is defined this way: Parental alienation is […]