21 Divorce and Finances Tips

Do all of these tips apply to your situation? It takes an experienced divorce lawyer with in depth financial knowledge to identify the best course of action for protecting your financial interests during and after your divorce. Link to Article

What Does Your Divorce Mean for Your Taxes?

Tax day is April 18. If your 2021 tax year included a divorce, it will likely play a major role in your tax filing. Keeping the following tips in mind can help you protect your legal and financial interests as you take this step in your post-divorce life.

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 […]

3 Financial Questions to Answer BEFORE Filing for A Divorce

April is Financial Literacy Month. It’s important for you to know that the most difficult decision you’ll ever make has huge financial ramifications.   Make sure you know your financial standing in these key areas before beginning your divorce.   Income & Debt. Knowing your and your spouse’s income is very important. This includes wages, […]

Bonus and Equity Award Season is Upon Us

It is bonus and equity award season in the finance industry. Suppose your spouse is compensated with restricted stock units (RSUs), stock options and other forms of deferred compensation. In that case, it will play a crucial role in negotiating prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements or asset division in divorce. Lisa Zeiderman lent her knowledge on […]

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 […]

Getting Divorce Savvy in 2022: 4 Upcoming FREE Education Panels

This free, virtual series of panel events will help you create a financial roadmap for divorce.    Are you divorcing? Thinking of remarrying? Please join Savvy Ladies for an upcoming series of four panel events focusing on divorce, remarriage and finance. You will renew, energize and educate yourself to be financially savvy about your divorce! […]

10 Tips To Protect Your Clients’ Separate Property In The Event Of Divorce

As a matrimonial and family law attorney, I am often retained by people who came into the marriage with significant assets and, or inherited large estates. Under New York law, these assets will constitute what is known as separate property and will not be shared with the other spouse. But what happens to those people […]

Podcast: Is Your Partner A Financial Bully?

Lisa Zeiderman was the featured guest on Jennifer Hurvitz’s Doing Relationships Right podcast to speak about financial bullying red flags and what to do when it starts happening. Lisa provides guidance for how to understand financial abuse. She discusses how to reassess your relationship with your spouse after you identify signs of financial bullying.   […]