Types of Child Custody: What You Need to Know

Every year, over 600,000 people end their relationship with a legal divorce. Inevitably, this leads parents to ask one important question: who gets child custody? Popular media has perpetuated a lot of myths about the types of child custody. We picture the kids living with their mother, only to see their father on weekends as the default. However, primary custody and […]

4 Questions to Ask a Family Lawyer at Your First Meeting

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If you are in need of legal help, some types of law have higher stakes than others. The field of family law is worth $11 billion, by far making it one of the biggest areas of law. This area of law is so major because it deals with issues like dissolving a marriage, exercising parental rights, […]

4 Best Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

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If you need help with a divorce, you need to come prepared for everything that comes with it. The divorce rate right now is 2.5 per 1,000 population. This means that a good amount of family courts consist of divorce cases. If your marriage is moving toward divorce, it’s important that you hire an attorney instead of […]

A Financial Guide to Gray Divorce

Lisa Zeiderman was recently quoted in Kiplinger on financial issues related to gray divorce.   From the article: Even though a later-in-life divorce can be potentially devastating financially, it’s often women who initiate the process. “They may have stayed in an unhappy marriage for the sake of the children,” says Lisa Zeiderman, managing partner at the law firm […]

Recently Divorced? Put Together a Summer Custody Plan

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While the anticipation of summer brings some people great joy, it might also stir other emotions such as sadness, loneliness, and feelings of anxiety, especially if this year is going to be different because you are recently separated or divorced. Lisa’s latest article in Psychology Today discusses some tips for building a summer custody schedule, which […]

THE Amicable Divorce Expert with Judith Weigle

Lisa was a guest on Judith M. Weigle‘s popular podcast, THE Amicable Divorce Expert, to talk about identifying financial abuse in marriage or divorce and how to handle it.   They also talked about orders of protection, what to do if you do not have enough money to pay an attorney, and many other challenges […]

It’s tax time. Are you in the midst of a divorce and not sure how to file?

Here are tips to be ready (Hint: Talk with your divorce attorney as soon as possible.) Your taxes will be due before you know it and there are certain aspects to finalizing your tax return that are unique to divorcing couples. Lisa Zeiderman, a New York-based matrimonial attorney, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Certified Financial […]