Austin Family Law Blog

COVID-19

Rejuvenation With and Without Technology

Rejuvenation With and Without Technology

I want to thank everyone for your birthday and well wishes for my 3-week vacation. It is true. I didn’t read email for just over 3 weeks. I turned off email notifications on my phone. I had no reason to open Outlook, so I didn’t; in the past I have moved the Outlook...

Back to School in Times of COVID … Back to Court?

Back to School in Times of COVID … Back to Court?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating the parenting landscape for divorced and split parents has reached a new level of complicated. Back in March, we were faced with the immediate issue of interpretation of parenting time schedules, given their connection to the...

When Life Gives You Lemons, Eat the Lemon

When Life Gives You Lemons, Eat the Lemon

This is “that time” of summer—when it feels like everyone is (or should be) on vacation, when we’re all savoring the end of summer before we plug back in to our real lives in the real heat of August and then power through to the holidays. But this year is different,...

Embracing Change & #DoingThings

Embracing Change & #DoingThings

I am very grateful to all of you who have reached out and encouraged me in my May challenges. They worked! I have fully transitioned to a productive work-from-home life that is both professional and balanced. I am getting outdoors every day. I have a good workday...

How to Live Alone in a Pandemic

How to Live Alone in a Pandemic

Adjusting to the new Stay-at-Home reality of this pandemic has been challenging, to say the least. We are now 60 days in, and everyone is talking about the “pivot” – to a new work environment, to a new school environment, to new products or services your business will...

Lockdown is Ending. It’s Time for Real Pants Again.

Lockdown is Ending. It’s Time for Real Pants Again.

At Lazar Law, we have made the decision to continue to work remotely at least through the month of May. We will see what the end of May brings, but we have been able to move our firm online and conduct all our business while we Work From Home. It has been a month of...

It’s Time to Separate When It’s More Toxic Inside Than Outside

It’s Time to Separate When It’s More Toxic Inside Than Outside

After 6 weeks of quarantine, it has become inevitable in many families that it is time to separate. And while restrictions are lifting, May 2020 will mostly remain stay-at-home. We won’t yet have regular outlets outside the home for distraction. At this point, when we...

Coronavirus and Child Custody

Coronavirus and Child Custody

I have recently been interviewed for CNN and BBC Radio. Click to read the CNN article “Navigating Child Custody in the Time of Coronavirus” Click to hear the BBC Radio Newsday interview. Both major news outlets asked me the same question: What do separated or divorced...

BBC Newsday: Coping with Child Custody Concerns During COVID-19

BBC Newsday: Coping with Child Custody Concerns During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised unique challenges for families with divorced or divorcing co-parents who share time with their children, and families of frontline workers have been coping with the added worry of being at higher risk of exposure. Lazar Law attorney...

CNN.com: Navigating Child Custody in the Time of Coronavirus

CNN.com: Navigating Child Custody in the Time of Coronavirus

In this CNN.com article, Lazar Law attorney Jodi Lazar discusses the shutdown of the family court system and the impact on co-parents and their custody schedules. "Every day, all day long — it's the number one issue we've dealt with in our office over the last three...

Twitter, Takeout And Time To Connect

Twitter, Takeout And Time To Connect

What I am learning during this pandemic is that we can stay connected and actually nurture, plant and grow our personal  and professional communities, and maybe even merge them a bit into a new form of relationship that lets us share ourselves and our humanity as we...