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Thinking of Splitting Up? Read This First

September 30, 2019

If you are considering separating from your spouse, you are probably having a million thoughts a minute.  It is a difficult choice, with lots of implications, so it makes sense to slow down and think clearly. Question One: Should I stay or should I go? … Read More »

Divorcing and Difficult Conversations – Where to Begin

September 28, 2019

DEALING PRODUCTIVELY WITH CHANGE TAKES COURAGE — BUT IT’S WORTH THE EFFORT Getting separated or divorced often requires having many difficult conversations.  Sometimes it is hard to know where to start.  If you are in the process of divorcing or are considering separation, read on. One … Read More »

Thinking About Divorce–What to Consider First

September 26, 2019

PERSONAL, FINANCIAL, AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS You’re thinking about divorce. It’s a complicated process, whether you look at it emotionally, financially or legally.  You are likely feeling all different emotions, sometimes minute to minute it changes – anger, confusion, fear, hurt, maybe nothing.   This is totally … Read More »

Collaborative Divorce–A Process Option Whose Time Has Come

September 24, 2019

WHY COUPLES CHOOSE COLLABORATIVE LAW OVER COURT Kim Ciesinski recently wrote an excellent article in the New York Law Journal explaining the advantages of collaborative law over litigation in divorce cases. She identifies upsides including  client-driven negotiation, privacy, emotional guidance and financial expertise. In addition, she characterizes … Read More »

Legal Consultations–Fee or Free?

September 22, 2019

WHY SOME LAWYERS CHARGE A CONSULTATION FEE AND SOME DON’T We are sometimes asked why we charge a consultation fee when some attorneys give free consults.  Our reasons are rooted in the quality of a potential client’s decision-making following the consultation. At Lazar & Schwartz … Read More »

Getting Divorced? Put YOUR Oxygen Mask On: five strategies for surviving a break up

September 20, 2019

One of the biggest challenges people experience when beginning the separation and divorce process is maintaining their sense of sanity.  Most people experience a wide range of emotions, and get caught up in the details of their own personal life.  For most adults, this interferes … Read More »

DIVORCE MEDIATION – can I have my own attorney?

September 18, 2019

The title of the children’s book It Takes a Village could apply just as easily to divorce. Psychologists, social workers and financial advisors all have perspectives that may be useful to divorcing spouses, and many practitioners in these disciplines have successful businesses as divorce coaches. However, one … Read More »

Divorce Consultation

September 16, 2019

You’re thinking about divorce, a big decision. One of the biggest decisions a person will ever make. A big decision on many levels, not the least of which is, what should I consider, where should I start and should I talk with a lawyer? Your … Read More »

Splitting Annuities in Divorce

September 14, 2019

Is an annuity account in your divorce picture? An annuity can seem harder to split than a marriage, according to an article in the May 2016 issue of Research Magazine. An annuity account gives the account holder the  right to receive periodic payments, usually fixed … Read More »

Splitting up or Divorcing? Top Ten Strategies to Maintain Your Sanity

September 12, 2019

Many divorce clients who meet with us for the first time are stressed out and imagining multiple horrible possible things that might happen.  Most of those things won’t happen, but when anxiety takes over, it is hard to think straight.  We strongly recommend realistic thinking — … Read More »

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