Ms. Zeiderman, a Managing Partner, is extremely well qualified to handle complex financial and custody divorce matters. Named a 2019 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Ms. Zeiderman is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a founding member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators and a member of the panel for Attorneys for Children.
Always conscious of the costs of litigation, Ms. Zeiderman has negotiated and/or litigated custody and financial matters in the Family and Supreme Courts in New York and Kings counties and in the New York State counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess.
Ms. Zeiderman has been lead trial counsel in matters of custody, modification of custody, equitable distribution of assets, child support, alimony, contempt hearings and relocation matters. She also has served as appellate counsel and successfully drafted and argued appeals including matters involving custody and relocation.
While handling high profile and high net worth cases, Ms. Zeiderman shows the utmost discretion and respect for her client’s privacy.
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 has been published in The New York Law Journal, Divorce Magazine, ThriveGlobal.com and the New York State Bar Association Family Review, among many others. She has been quoted on issues ranging from financial empowerment to tax issues to child custody in publications including USA Today, Marketwatch, CNNMoney, The Journal News, Business Insider, Bustle and Fatherly. She has also been featured on a host of podcasts that focus on divorce and family law.
Ms. Zeiderman’s approach to matrimonial and family law often includes, where necessary, enlisting an interdisciplinary team, including mental health professionals, financial advisors, career counselors and real estate advisors. This enables her to create a holistic approach for clients and their families going through a divorce that doesn’t begin and end with negotiating the settlement agreement.
Ms. Zeiderman has particular in-depth experience with cases that involve mental health issues including narcissism and borderline personality, and she regularly works with mental health professionals on these matters. She also has experience handling high-profile cases of interest to the media, and has a reputation for being exceptionally discreet regarding these kinds of cases.
Ms. Zeiderman, a Fordham University of Law graduate, has lectured for the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, on topics including Equitable Distribution of Assets, Valuation of Liquid Assets and Investments, Maintenance, Custody, Electronic Snooping and Discovery. She also has lectured for the New York Women’s Bar Association, the Association of Divorce Financial Planners, and the JCC in Manhattan on financial and custody related matters.
She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators, is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section for the New York State Bar Association and sits on the executive board of the Justice Brandeis Law Society. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association and the Westchester Bar Association.
Ms. Zeiderman also serves on the Executive Board of Savvy Ladies, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization that provides free education and resources to help women achieve their financial independence.
Ms. Zeiderman, once divorced, has a 27-year-old daughter, and is remarried to the former president of what was the largest business management firm for high-profile show business clients, which had offices in Los Angeles and New York. Ms. Zeiderman formerly owned her own business in the fashion industry, and utilizes the negotiation tools she used every day on the streets of Seventh Avenue in her legal practice.
- Matrimonial and Family Law
- Equitable Distribution
- Child Support
- Post-Judgment Enforcement
- Separation Agreements
- Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements
- Modification Matters (including Custody and Support)
- Orders of Protection
- Relocation Issues
- Grandparent Visitation
- Appellate Family Law and Divorce Litigation
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
- Fordham University, B.A., Religious Studies, Summa Cum Laude
- Connecticut, 2004
- New York, 2005
- Recent Case Editor of the Westchester Domestic Relations Law, 2012 – 2013
- “Divorces Cyberspace & Discovery: Writing on a Wall May Not Be Private After All,” New York State Family Law Review (2011) with Amy L. Reiss and Danielle Jacobs
- “Snooping: What’s Legal, What’s Illegal,” (Co-Author with Amy L. Reiss, Esq.), Family Law Review, 2009
- “Utilizing the Lis Pendens in Matrimonial Actions,” (Co-Author with Scott E. Mollen), New York Law Journal, Volume 238-No 13, July, 2007
- “Cleanup the Prenup,” (Co-Author with Amy L. Reiss, Esq.,), New York Law Journal, Volume 233-No 28, Feb. 2005
- Equitable Distribution & Maintenance, New York State Bar Association, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Boundaries of Electronic Snooping, New York Women’s Bar, 2010 – Present
- Title Divorce In Challenging Times: Legal and Economic Considerations, Jewish Community Center (JCC) New York, 2010 – Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York Women’s Bar Association, Member, 2005 – Present
- New York State Bar Association, Member of Legislation Committee, 2000 – Present
- New York State Bar Association, Member
- New York Women’s Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Johnson & Cohen LLP (2006 – Nov. 2013)
- Amy L. Reiss, Esq., Associate (2004 – 2005)
- Business Owner in the Fashion Industry