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Sarah Balaparya

Family Attorney at Austin, TX

4.4   13 reviews

also known as Sarah N. Jaffery

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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When faced with a legal matter, feelings of anxiety and worry surface, especially when it involves your family. I understand these are difficult times and am committed to resolving your family situation in the most economical manner. I strive to be extremely accessible in order to answer any of your concerns, whatever time of day the concern may arise. Be it questions about your rights during a divorce, property division, spousal support, family violence, child custody, or child support, I have the knowledge on how to fight to get what you deserve.  As your attorney, rest assured that zealous advocacy will be exerted in order to resolve your family matter. 

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Law Office of Sarah N. Jaffery
900 West Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701


4.4 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Anh p Brown | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyers!!
I have been lucky and so great Full to have Mrs Balaparya for all my legal needs. Her quick response and resolutions is beyond. I am lucky to have as my legal counsel on all matters. All my referrals to her have gotten positive feedbacks.
Posted by Al | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive and hard working
Sarah assisted me with my divorce and worked endlessly till I received the best possible agreement. She was very responsive and impressive to watch in the court room. Sarah was extremely professional and her rates were inline with the job performed.
Posted by Catherine | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Family Law Attorney
Sarah Jaffery was a savior during my highly volatile divorce case. She was a dedicated, hard working, and smart Attorney who showed a comprehensive knowledge of family law. I knew at the first meeting that she was compassionate and she was working for me. Sarah is an excellent communicator which gave me confidence that she had my best interest as a top priority. Not only did she take the time to answer my questions, she also explained the underlying law in detail. I felt safe and secure during my divorce because she was on my team. I did some research before selecting her and found that she has excellent reputation in the court system and is well like by the Judges. Sarah is my number one choice to refer to any friends and clients based on my positive experience.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Criminal and Family Lawyer
I retained Sarah in regards to a criminal and family case and I could not be more pleased with her services. I was highly impressed by her determination and willingness to go the extra mile. She went above and beyond by meeting me on the weekends, answering late night text messages, and constantly assuring me that things will work out. Sarah demonstrated a side of lawyers that is uncommon - she is compassionate, sympathetic, and patient with the ups and downs that came with my case. She offered me several payment plan options which showed me that this wasn't just another case - she truly cares about her clients. Sarah is also diligent and kept me up to speed on my case. Unlike lawyers I have retained in the past, Sarah consistently communicated with me and I always was able to reach her, day or night. Overall, I had a great experience working with Sarah and would retain her again in the future!
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Posted by Justin | May 11, 2015
You won't regret it.
This was our first time ever needing legal help and Sarah was simply a god send. She's so kind, so smart and works SO hard for you. She kept us updated with everything and answered all of our questions. There are so many gray areas and things that you don't think about before having to deal with the court system, so on top of defending us in court, she taught us along the way and explained what was going on. I can't stress that point enough. Simply put, you won't regret it. She knows the system, she knows the players, and she knows how to get results.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2014
The Attorney to Choose
Sarah is an amazing lawyer. I was in a a tight spot after I received another speeding citation and couldn't do defensive driving. I didn't want to have a ticket on my record because it would increase my insurance rates. A friend referred me to Sarah because of her experience handling speeding citations. She responded to all my messages within mintues of it being sent. Sarah took the burden off my shoulders and always reassured me that the case was handled. Two weeks later I received a call from her personally that not only was my ticket handled but that it would be off my record. I was speechless, I did not think it was possible for my ticket to be dismissed and off my record so easily. But when speaking with Sarah I quickly realized how knowledgeable she is with the law. I was very lucky to have such a modern lawyer who answered my Facebook messages, text messages and knew how to reassure me. I highly recommend Sarah to anyone because I had nothing but good things happen while working with her.
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Posted by Zahid | September 24, 2013
The attorney to go to
Sarah is wonderful to work with; she takes the time to listen to the issues and gives very solid legal advice. She helped me in my case and I was extremely satisfied with her professionalism, her knowledge of the subject matter and her decision making process.
Posted by Troy | May 1, 2013
A Responsive Attorney you can Trust
Sarah worked on a case for me and did a great job. She was added to the team late, but came up to speed very quickly, took ownership of the case, and had us prepared for court. I trust her, I recommend her, and I will use her again.
Posted by Megha | April 26, 2013
Traffic Violation
I am continually impressed with Sarah's professionalism and attention to detail. I had not received a traffic violation in 10 + years, and had forgotten how jumbled the system can be. With my busy work schedule and even longer commute, attending my hearing date was next to impossible. Ms. Balaparya was not only reliable and available at short notice, but also successful in reducing my fine significantly. I am so thankful she had come so highly recommended, and am happy to have made her contact.
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Posted by Roger Dubois | August 13, 2012
Great Lawyer!
I used Sarah Balaparya for a couple of legal matters I needed help with. She was informative and courteous throughout the process and always kept me in the loop. She truly adheres to the job role of Attorney AND Counselor.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2012
Very Understanding Attorney
Sarah handled my case with such care and concern. I truly felt she understood my position and took action. She provided me with a clear understanding of my rights and explained everything as my case carried forward. I would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Sara to represent me for a criminal case and soon found out that she had no idea what she was doing. She didnt know the process of posting bond and it was apparent that she didnt have enough experience at the time. Unfortunately it was a horrible experience and I never quite felt comfortable that she knew what she was doing.
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Response from Sarah Balaparya January 5, 2017
Unfortunately, because I have never received a complaint like this, and since it is anonymous, I will try to respond to the best of my ability regarding this review. My staff and I have reviewed for whom I have posted bond recently, and we are unable to ascertain from that list who is unhappy. We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. This matter does not sound familiar, and we strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns. If any of my clients are unhappy, I do my very best to make sure that their wishes are met. If you like, I am wholeheartedly willing to discuss this in further detail, including any potential refund that may be applicable. I hope you take me up on that offer. My email is [email protected] and my telephone number is 512.872.6845.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2014
Do not recommend
I highly recommend NOT hiring Doyle Balaparya for a divorce. My divorce originally went in uncontested and my ex signed the Waiver of Service. I hand delivered the document to her office and was promised a copy. Things were escalating with my ex and I told Ms. Balaparya that I didn’t feel safe. She emailed my ex on two separate occasions and threatened him with a restraining order. I even had a criminal trespassing warning issued to him at my home. The officers told me this would be enough to get a restraining order. Ms. Balaparya said I didn’t qualify for one. I even forwarded her all the emails that he had sent my family and I. Come to find out she was sending some of the emails to his attorney without my consent! In the meantime, the decree had been drafted and my ex was dragging his feet with his attorney. Ms. Balaparya never filed the Waiver of Service! She kept telling me I paid for an uncontested divorce and that this could go on for a while. By this time I had found out that my ex had lied about some very fraudulent things that were never disclosed before we were married. I asked Ms. Balaparya about an annulment and she said that I didn’t qualify and skirted the subject. My ex engaged in some frightening criminal activity and I was advised by local authorities to get a protective order. Ms. Balaparya agreed to a Temporary Restraining Order and I paid an agreed fee verbally. She told me that we couldn’t get into court that week because the judge was busy. Come to find out she was out of town when I called to check on the TRO with her paralegal. I was able see the judge that week after consulting with another attorney and immediately received an emergency protective order. I never received a refund from Ms. Balaparya for the TRO. When I asked for my money back and an accounting, she would not even give me an accounting of the money spent and tried to sue my new attorney!
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Response from Sarah Balaparya January 27, 2014
Hello Nicole, sorry to hear that you were unhappy, however, a refund was issued, as well my numerous efforts in responding to your emails at 5am, or on the weekends, etc.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Sarah N. Jaffery
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Bret C. Doyal
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Family Law Associate Attorney
  • Modjarrad and Abusaad Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2011


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007


  • Junior League of Austin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • English
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Sarah
Family Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I confidently refer all family law matters to Sarah. She's an excellent advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a bright and articulate attorney. Not only is she ultra-competent, but she is very caring and sensitive to the needs of her clients. I definitely endorse this attorney’s work."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a good lawyer who cares about her clients and values client communication."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working on several cases with Ms. Balaparya. She is incredibly knowledgable about the law and passionate about her craft. Her professionalism and compassion for her clients are second to none. It has been a pleasure to have worked with Ms. Balaparya as the opposing counsel. I endorse Ms. Balaparya in all your family case needs."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is my go to person on any family law issues. She is knowledgable of the law and understands that it isn't just legal issues at play here but often deep seeded emotions. If I have any clients with family law issues Sarah is my first thought for a referral."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for family law in Texas"
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is a compassionate attorney who cares about her clients and will advise them well during difficult times."
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