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Kathryn Lazar leads professional workshops

Kathryn Lazar, founder of the law firm Lazar & Schwartz and of MH Mediation, will present workshops at national conferences of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) in October and November ...
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Social Security Scam

DON'T, DON'T, DON'T give your Social Security number to a caller who purports to work for the Social Security Admnistration.
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Kathryn Lazar International Collaborative Divorce Trainer

Kathryn Lazar has had the pleasure of speaking internationally to collaborative divorce groups on several occasions. Kathryn has made numerous presentations to the International Academy of Collaborative Practice on more than ten occasions, including Vancouver BC, Las Vegas, Nevada, San ...
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Free Divorce Options Presentations

What happens if I get divorced?  How does the divorce process work?  Will I have enough money to support myself and my children?  Will I get to be with my children?  How does custody and visitation work?  What will happen to ...
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Thinking of Splitting Up? Read This First

Your first stop should not necessarily be a lawyer: start at a book store or library and on the internet to educate yourself before you meet with a potential lawyer or mediator.  After you’ve done that, call our office and ...
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CUSTODY: Trying to work out parenting plan works in your favor

CUSTODY ARRANGEMENTS:  BEING ACCOMMODATING WHEN CHOOSING YOUR PARENTING PLAN DOESN’T PREJUDICE YOUR RIGHTS IN LITIGATION A mediation colleague recently blogged about the advantages of  mediation over litigated divorce in working out the right parenting plan for your child or children. ...
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Spousal Maintenance & Child Support Calculator

New York has developed formulas for both child support and spousal support.  Although these formulas are “presumptive” — meaning that the Court is supposed to order these amounts in most cases, the law also provides that the Court can make ...
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Going the Last Mile in Divorce

By Jane Cottrell, Guest Blogger Katherine Miller blogged  on the subject of why it’s so hard for people to finish their divorce. Kathryn Lazar wrote a blog  (you can read it here) that struck me as a companion piece. When ...
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