Wall Street Journal Features Interview with Lisa Zeiderman in “The Lessons I’ve Learned From My Friends’ Expensive Divorces”

Lisa was included in a terrific article authored by Julia Carpenter in The Wall Street Journal on young (expensive) divorces. Lisa was asked to comment on a number of topics from prenups to keeping a career and more!


From the article:

On prenups…

“But after witnessing their first wave of divorces, many younger people are embracing a different approach. ‘I’m doing a lot of prenuptial agreements for people who are younger, and they are for the most part wanting to keep their money separate, which is interesting and very different from the way prenups were done 10 to 20 years ago,’ says Lisa Zeiderman, a New York-based divorce lawyer.”

On staying in the workforce:

“In her many years advising women and working in divorce courts, Zeiderman says she often gives young to-be-married women the same advice: Don’t lose sight of your career. Zeiderman has seen firsthand how difficult it is for many people, in compromising their own professional trajectories, to rebuild their earnings post-divorce.

“’So many decide, frankly, to let the other person build their career and then at the end of the day, you cannot make up for this in spousal support, you cannot make up for it in the distribution of their assets,’ she said. ‘Stay in the workforce. You must.’”

Read it here (subscription): https://www.wsj.com/personal-finance/financial-lessons-from-divorce-b4601bad