List of Publications

The Perils of Prenups

  • Prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more popular even as most people recognize that a prenup often hurts the betrotheds’ relationship and can cause the relationship itself to fail. In many instances a prenup accomplishes nothing so there’s no reason to incur this risk. Yet in other instances, a prenup might actually be crucial. In his article and presentation, Chaim discusses the times that a prenup is not necessary and those when it is; the harms a typical prenup causes; and how to prepare and negotiate one so that it improves, rather than harms, the betrotheds’ relationship.For a more detailed description, or to obtain a copy of the article, view, print, or download here.  You can also click here to see Chaim’s YouTube presentation on the topic.

Father? What Father? Parental Alienation and its Effects on Children

  • “Parental alienation” occurs when one parent turns child(ren) against the other parent. When the alienating parent does or says things that makes the child(ren) fear, disrespect, or hate the other [“targeted”] parent. Alienation is so destructive, that children can often never recover from it, and remain socially and psychologically maladjusted. Mr. Steinberger’s article, Father? What Father? Parental Alienation and its Effects on Children, describe the social and psychological effects alienation has on children, and how New York courts have dealt with the issue.For a more detailed description, or to obtain a copy of the article, click here.

Divorce Without Destruction: Techniques to get better results for yourself and your clients by being more strategic, NYLJ 7/30/18 at 9.

  • Get better results without destroying everything you cherish in the process- your family, your children, your assets, or your dignity. We will champion your cause with ferocious, relentless integrity.You can click here to read more.

Make More Money . . . by Being More Ethical

  • Many lawyers believe that the rules of ethics hamper their ability to earn a livelihood. In this groundbreaking article, Mr. Steinberger shows how employing good ethics will make you more money. Ethics as a moneymaking skill.To download this article, click here.

Billing Pitfalls and Pratfalls: Avoiding the Ethical Issues that Snag Attorneys

  • This program, sponsored by the American Bar Association, teaches lawyers how to avoid transgressing the Rules of Professional Conduct that governs the practice of law, and how to make more money while conducting an ethical practice.To download the materials, click here.

Mediation Techniques Every Litigator Can Use

  • Mediation, at its essence, is the skill in negotiating. In this article, published by the New York County Lawyers’ Association, Mr. Steinberger outlines some of the techniques mediators use, so that litigators can incorporate those techniques in the range of options they employ to negotiate resolution.To download a copy of that article, click here.

Discovery Tools & Tactics

  • Discovery Tools & Tactics was part of a program on divorce law presented to lawyers and describes the tools that are available in matrimonial actions, their limitations, and the strategy that should be employed when employing them.To download a copy of that publication, click here.

Play Therapy

  • Is it appropriate for a forensic evaluator to use “play therapy” when evaluating parents for the courts’ custody determinations?  Mr. Steinberger weighs in on the debate between Social Worker Anita Trubitt and Dr. David A. Martindale, about whether it’s appropriate to use “play therapy” in forensic custody evaluations. Play therapy is, by all accounts, untested, and unreliable. Nevertheless, some forensic evaluators continue to use it and draw their conclusions about the parents, based [in part] on what occurs during the child’s play.

Other Publications

Mr. Steinberger was one of the co-authors of the American Bar Association Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Guide (Chapter XIII. Divorce);

Mr. Steinberger lobbied for the support of the American Bar Association Family Law Section to the Uniform Collaborative Law Act proposed by the Uniform Law Commission. Mr. Steinberger wrote about his success. September 2009, ABA Family Law Section agrees to co-sponsor the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (“UCLA”), New York Association of Collaborative Professionals Newsletter;

Mr. Steinberger wrote an article about the Role of the Mental Health Professional in the Collaborative Law Process. February 2010, Understanding the Role of the MHP in the Collaborative Process, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals Newsletter;

Mr. Steinberger wrote about the Uniform Law Commission’s withdrawal of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act from consideration by the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. April 2010, ULC Tentatively Withdraws the UCLA From the ABA House of Delegates; New York Association of Collaborative Professionals Newsletter.