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Will I Receive Post-Divorce Maintenance or Alimony?

Will I Receive Post-Divorce Maintenance or Alimony?

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...

Does This Eyepatch Make Me Look Like a Pirate?

Does This Eyepatch Make Me Look Like a Pirate?

I know I’m not the only one who has had a difficult month. I have been suffering from a serious eye infection all of October. I have a chronic issue in my left eye – my left eye is bad. The underlying medical issues that cause my left eye to erupt from the inside are...

Eat an Elephant (or 2020) One Bite at a Time

Eat an Elephant (or 2020) One Bite at a Time

In Judaism, it is the start of a new year. And fall always feels like a new start, after the oppressive heat of summer has passed. But here we remain locked away and cautious with days that don’t seem much different than the next. The newness of stay-at-home has worn...

Lazar Law Goes Virtual

Lazar Law Goes Virtual

During the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, Lazar Law is committed to doing our part to protect our communities and our team.  Our team is now working remotely, and we are conducting business as usual to meet your family law needs. We are a fully-functioning...

Litigate or Collaborate? Either way, as long as you Negotiate.

It is a mistake to think having your day in Court will get you what you want. Your best bet is to negotiate a settlement, because the Court cannot and will not take the time necessary to really understand the details of your family or property. Most likely, a Court's...

A Smart Lawyer Who Is NICE to YOU

No doubt everyone has an opinion on who you should hire as your divorce lawyer. There are names everyone knows and fears. There are the ones who pop up first on a google search. The divorce lawyer/client relationship needs to be the right fit, and you deserve someone...

This is the last week of the year at Lazar Law…

This is the last week of the year at Lazar Law, and with the statistic that 40% of all new divorces are filed in January and February, we are getting ready for 2012! This week I will share some interesting articles I have saved from The Huffington Post to help prepare...

‘Tis the Season…

...Divorce Season, that is. Just about anyone who filed for divorce this year is wrapping it up and finalizing divorce before the end of the year. And 40% of all new divorces are filed in January and February, so people are getting ready to split after the Holidays. I...

Children of Divorce & the Holidays; great helpful advice

Check out the blog post regarding Children of Divorce & the Holidays; great helpful advice on how to deal with the realities of this challenging time when you are divorced with children. Also, Syd is a great resource for all you divorced parents in Austin who need...

Good Divorce, Part 2: A Guy’s Perspective

So many of my male clients come to me saying they married more because it was the right time in their life, rather than true, enduring love. They respect their wife as a person and a mother, but have come to a place where they know the marriage isn't good for either...

Relationships in terms of costs and benefits

Many people evaluate their relationships in terms of costs and benefits. Having a Plan B, a way to be financially self-sufficient, allows women to make decisions about their marriages or to be prepared when that decision is made for them. Click here to read the full...

How do you maintain a Good Divorce?

There is no question that the impact of divorce on children is monumental. Most clients I represent want to protect their children in every way possible from divorce's negative long term effects. A Good Divorce requires a commitment to love your children more than you...