There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Understanding mental health issues as they apply to divorce and child custody.
Lisa Zeiderman Esq., CFL
The ongoing civil lawsuit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is a reminder that a plaintiff or defendant’s mental state can be introduced as evidence.
Is your co-parent actively working toward alienating your child against you? Here are some tips to help you identify and address parental alienation.
A civil relationship with your co-parent is critical for your child’s well-being. Try these 5 steps to foster an improved relationship between you, your ex, and your child.
With the holiday season behind us, you may be facing credit card bills resulting from a spouse’s manic spending. This is particularly stressful if you are in the midst of divorce.
A few ways to work through this complicated issue and, hopefully, to get to an agreement.
The first holiday season after divorce or separation is often the hardest on the children and the co-parents. Here are a few tips to make it a little easier for all of you.
Is someone continually checking on how you spend your money? You might be the victim of a form of emotional abuse known as financial stalking.
Parental alienation is the rejection of a parent without legitimate justification and realistic estrangement is the rejection of a parent for a good reason.
Breaking free of a marriage with a narcissist can be complex and painful. Preparation is key.
If co-parents set the same limitations and clear boundaries around screentime, the child will develop expectations around the use of the device and have less anxiety transitioning.
Not only can a gambling addiction break the trust and bond of a couple, but it can destroy the family's finances.
If you are being kept in the dark about your marital finances or are given an allowance doled out by your spouse, you might be a victim of financial abuse.
COVID-related guidance has made navigating the holidays even more challenging for divorced families.
Domestic violence hotline calls have risen substantially since the pandemic began. Calls are expected to continue rising as the temperature drops.
Given the continuing and seemingly interminable stresses of the pandemic, how can you continue to be your best self as a separated or divorced co-parent?
There is no doubt that gaslighting exists in some long-term relationships. Breaking free requires strength, organization, and ideally, a strong support network.
A marriage and family therapist addresses the ways couples can manage pre-wedding anxiety, from talk therapy to drafting a prenup.
Mediation might not be optimal for those whose spouse suffers from narcissism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or other mental health issues.
Our current situation is enough to make anyone consider a drastic life change. This article is for those who were considering divorce long before they heard the word "coronavirus."
Despite widespread frustration and concern, this is the time to be even more mindful about keeping your children out of the fray of litigation and marital strife.
Anne Hathaway’s character in an episode of "Modern Love" is a great example of why it is not a good idea to hide a personality disorder in a relationship.
Getting through a divorce is hard enough for children. Enlisting the help of a therapist can go a long way toward making it easier for some kids.
You may be facing unwanted bills after a spouse’s manic spending. There are ways to protect yourself.
But for divorced families, child custody issues often come to the forefront at this emotional time of year.
Many divorcing parents wonder how dating will affect their children and question the best time to introduce a new significant other.
There is a particularly dangerous unpredictability when it comes to child custody litigation if one of the parents suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Gaslighting is among the most subtle yet damaging forms of emotional abuse, and it is a technique deployed by people who seek to control the behavior of others.
You have likely heard the term "narcissist"—and you may even be trying to figure out how to disentangle yourself from a relationship with a narcissist in your life.
There can be no denial that extreme stress can exacerbate mental illness.
In a custody proceeding, an individual must understand that their mental state will be considered, including any history of mental health disorders.
Lisa Zeiderman is a Managing Partner of the law firm Miller Zeiderman, LLP., who focuses her law practice solely in matrimonial and family law.