Kiplinger’s: A Surprising Way COVID-19 Is Making Divorce More Complicated

In Alimony/Spousal Support, Divorce & Separation, Family Law, Financial Planning, Postnuptial Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Property Division

Lisa Zeiderman, a New York Divorce Attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, works with many high-net-worth clients about issues of equitable distribution and executive compensation.

She knows firsthand that the pandemic’s economic side effects have pushed more companies to offer stock options and restricted stock awards to employees. This is also true for younger employees and millennials. This type of compensation is tough to track down and untangle during divorce.

She is quoted below in this article in Kiplinger’s: “Lisa Zeiderman, a matrimonial attorney, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Litigator, works with many high-net-worth clients with significant wealth tied up in employer stock plans. Zeiderman advises: ‘Be sure to retrieve all compensation documents. It is imperative to work with a matrimonial attorney who understands this complex compensation structure, the taxation issues, and has the ability to analyze what portion of the compensation is incentive-based versus compensation for past services. Be sure to retain an attorney who will have your back and who will strongly and strategically advocate for your fair share. The cost of smart litigation can pay off significantly if handled by the right attorney.’”

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Lisa Zeiderman is Managing Partner at Miller Zeiderman LLP. A Divorce Attorney, CFL and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, she regularly handles complex financial and custody divorce matters for high net worth individuals. Named a 2019 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Ms. Zeiderman is also a founding member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators and a member of the panel for Attorneys for Children.

In addition to authoring a well-read blog on Psychology Today, “Legal Matters: Understanding Mental Health Issues as They Apply to Divorce and Child Custody,” Ms. Zeiderman is regularly published in various legal publications and quoted on issues ranging from financial empowerment to tax issues to child custody.

Ms. Zeiderman, a Fordham University of Law graduate, also serves on two not for profit boards: Savvy Ladies, Inc., and LIFT, Legal Information for Families Today.

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