I am frequently invited to speak on radio shows, make presentations to different organizations, and write papers about various family law issues. I love doing this and having the chance to impart helpful tips and information to others.

Keep an eye out for my periodic blogs about a myriad of topics having to do with family law issues.

Anticipating child support costs can be intimidating and complicated. Whether you’re the primary caregiver or the parent who will be paying child support, getting the information you need to budget and plan can feel impossible. Every case is different, and every child and family is different, but you can do some simple calculations to get an idea of what to expect. 

Guideline Child Support

There are some misconceptions about the “guideline” child support described in the Texas Family Code. This refers to the specific percentage of the paying parent’s income that will be paid in child support each month. This isn’t guaranteed to be the exact number, but a baseline.

How much is this percentage? That depends on how many children a parent is supporting. The percentage starts at 20% and goes up 5% for each additional child. 

In today’s world, you can do just about anything online. You can get a degree, buy a car, and even run a business online with little to no in-person requirements. The convenience alone is a welcome relief to our busy lives, but that convenience comes with a false sense of security. Do-it-yourself tasks online don’t always guarantee you’ve done everything you need to do.

Divorces can be done online, technically. But hidden challenges and complexities come to haunt former couples who thought the whole thing was over. You don’t know what you don’t know. Still, the task of finding an attorney and going through the process the old-fashioned way is overwhelming. And often more expensive than many folks can afford.

Choosing between the ease and convenience of an online divorce or the security and expertise of a more traditional route is not a simple decision. Unfortunately, it’s one that can have serious and long-term consequences. So, how do you choose? What do you need to know?

Divorce and attorney’s fees are expensive. The whole process is unpleasant and stressful. You’re burdened enough with the changes in your life, and then you get hit with an invoice from your attorney. Yikes.

You don’t want to cut corners with such an important process, but it is possible to keep your attorney’s fees to a minimum. Below are six simple ways to make that happen. Not only will following these tips help your wallet, but they also make your time with your attorney more efficient and effective.

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Limit Your Calls and Emails - Save Them Up!

Attorneys bill you for the time they spend corresponding with you - be it by call, text, or email. It can be convenient to shoot your lawyer a quick question via text and get a response ASAP, but is it necessary? 


On this episode of D’fine Your Health with Danielle Girdano, Strength through knowledge we talk with legal expert Lisa Zahn about the legal side of health, safety and well being!

Lisa Zahn Discusses The Legal Side of Health, Safety and Well Being


Today, I’m welcoming Lisa Zahn, Esq to the show. I can’t imagine anyone more qualified to speak about how to become a better negotiator than an attorney who has successfully negotiated everything from multi-million dollar property settlements to who gets the dog. It’s no wonder she was voted Texas Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Texas Monthly Magazine and listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

How to Become a BETTER Negotiator – with Lisa Zahn, Esq.



WAIT! Listen to This Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney…

In this episode of the Functional Divorce with Dr. Karen Finn podcast, Karen speaks with Lisa Zahn, a board-certified family law attorney with Zahn Family Law in North Texas. Karen and Lisa discuss how to make selecting and working with a divorce lawyer less intimidating and less expensive. You can learn more about Lisa at

WAIT! Listen to This Before You Hire Your Divorce Attorney – a podcast featuring Lisa Zahn


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