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Will I Receive Post-Divorce Maintenance or Alimony?

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By Alyson Falk One of the most burning questions clients have when they are going through divorce is whether they will receive or pay post-divorce maintenance (“alimony”). I have already shared the importance of understanding your post-divorce budget while you are going through divorce here, so it is equally important for you to understand… Read More »

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Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand about your Divorce!

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By:  Alyson Falk I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked whether so-called “COVID divorces” are a real thing. The answer is a resounding, “YES!” As I’ve mentioned before in this space, I think one reason for the felt increase in divorces is that people of all walks of life are realizing—life is… Read More »

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Mediating your Divorce or Custody Case

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By:  Alyson Falk When we start talking to clients about the mediation process, many assume it will look like that infamous first scene from the 2005 comedy, Wedding Crashers – where the husband and wife are sitting across from each other at a large conference room table, each flanked by a divorce lawyer, with… Read More »

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Adultery—How Much Does it Really Matter?

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By: Alyson Falk Our divorcing clients come to us from both sides of the adultery fence—as the cheating spouse, and as the scorned spouse. What everyone wants to know is:  How much does it really matter? As you might expect a lawyer to say:  That depends! If the cheating spouse spent a lot of… Read More »

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FIND YOUR BLISS …AT A FOOD TRUCK?

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FROM ALYSON Well, we meet again here at the end of another summer and on the eve another school year. For those of you I don’t yet have the pleasure of knowing – I am Alyson Falk, the other attorney at Lazar Law. While Jodi is wrapping up her annual summer vacation, I am… Read More »

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THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU POST THAT! THE PERILS OF SOCIAL MEDIA & DIVORCE

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By: Alyson Falk For all the happy connections and pure joy (hello, Cat Lawyer!) social media has brought to the world, it has also become so ingrained in our everyday lives that we often forget how many people can see what we post, share, and “like.” It has become second nature to use social… Read More »

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Child Support Alert – Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments as of July 2021

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By: Alyson Falk What is the Child Tax Credit? The Child Tax Credit is an advancement of the 2021 child credit that would otherwise be claimed on the 2021 Federal Income Tax Return for the parent entitled to claim the child for that year. Who receives the Child Tax Credit? The parent who claimed… Read More »

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My Divorce is Uncontested—Now What?

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By: Alyson Falk When you are starting to explore divorce in Texas, you will come across these terms – Contested Divorce and Uncontested Divorce. What is the difference? The short answer: there is no legal difference between a Contested Divorce and an Uncontested Divorce. The same legal requirements will apply to each proceeding for… Read More »

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COVID Vaccine for Kids – Who Decides?

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By: Alyson Falk Now that the FDA has approved a version of the COVID vaccine for children ages 12 and up under the Emergency Use Authorization, we have been flooded with inquiries from parents concerned about who may consent to their children being vaccinated. The short answer: with or without a custody order in… Read More »

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Are You Common Law Married?

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On a recent night out ecstatically dipping a toe into post-pandemic night life in Austin, I heard a person describe himself as “common law married,” which piqued my curiosity. I wondered what he meant by that because, after a decade of being a divorce lawyer in Austin, I’ve learned that people misunderstand “common law… Read More »

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