The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

Susan Guthrie

Nationally recognized family law attorney, mediator and award-winning podcaster, Susan Guthrie is to be the voice you can trust on your divorce journey. After guiding countless numbers of people through the perilous world of divorce for more than 30 years, and speaking to a podcast audience of over 5 million listeners, Susan brings you the top-rated The Divorce & Beyond® Podcast, ranked in the top 1% of the more than 3.5 million podcasts in the world, to help you successfully navigate the choppy waters of divorce so you can sail into your beautiful BEYOND. read less
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Divorce Gets a Glow Up: The Positive Pivot in Society's Divorce Dialogue with Axios Journalist April Rubin on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #334
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Divorce Gets a Glow Up: The Positive Pivot in Society's Divorce Dialogue with Axios Journalist April Rubin on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #334
This week on Divorce & Beyond, Susan Guthrie has a refreshing conversation about divorce, shedding light on its evolving perception in American culture. With guest April Rubin, a breaking news reporter for Axios, they explore Rubin's insightful article, Divorce in America gets a glow up.  Through statistics and anecdotes, they unpack the emerging trend of divorce parties, the normalization of divorce in society, and its positive impact on individuals.   Join Susan and April as they celebrate the notion that divorce can be a transformative opportunity rather than a societal stigma, offering hope and inspiration to those navigating post-divorce life. **************************************** About this week's special guest: April Rubin April Rubin is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at Axios. Divorce in America gets a glow up, April Rubin **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:  HEADSPACE Hello, Divorce & Beyond family! We've teamed up with Headspace to guide you towards better mental health. With Headspace's meditation, mindfulness tools, and mental health support, you're set for a happier, healthier you. Sign up through our exclusive link for free two weeks of Headspace membership. Don't miss out on this opportunity to embrace well-being. ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Unlocking Love's Lasting Secret with Bela Gandhi: Beyond Profile Pics and Dating Tips on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #333
Feb 12 2024
Unlocking Love's Lasting Secret with Bela Gandhi: Beyond Profile Pics and Dating Tips on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #333
In this episode of Divorce and Beyond with host Susan Guthrie, we're joined by the amazing Bela Gandhi, a leading relationship expert. Bela shares essential insights on sustainable, loving relationships as we wind down the peak dating season and approach Valentine's Day. Whether you're navigating the complexities of dating after divorce or seeking to enhance your current relationship, Bela offers invaluable advice and strategies for building lasting relationships. Discovering that perfect match can be akin to finding the lid to your pot. Bela’s insights will illuminate the path forward, empowering you to create meaningful connections and lasting love. Topics and Golden Nuggets: The four horsemen of conflict and how they can be predictive of divorce What makes a relationship have longevity: turning toward each other instead of turning awaySelf-awareness can help communication between partners: “Understand yourself and your irritants, then be able to acknowledge and communicate those [to your partner] and have coping strategies too.”How to counter predictive outcomes of divorce or a breakup “Lust is nature’s way of tricking you into attachments.”“Think about all the people who truly love you in your life. And know that number one, you are loved. And number two, you are loved by many people.  Bathe in that this Valentine's Day.”  **************************************** About this week's special guest: Bela Gandhi Bela Gandhi of Smart Dating Academy is a nationally acclaimed dating & relationship expert.  SDA offers the best tips to start to date smarter to help you find real and lasting love.  Bela is a sought-after correspondent and works with all major networks including Good Morning America, Steve Harvey, NBC, Harry Connick Junior, Kelly Clarkson, ABC, FOX, CNN, JET, Essence, Forbes, WGN, and more. Smart Dating Academy:  http://www.smartdatingacademy.com Smart Dating Academy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartdatingacademy/ **************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: Listen to Divorce and Beyond’s Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2023! These episodes have been a beacon of support and guidance for many, and now, you can easily access them, too! Ready to be inspired? Just head over to https://divorceandbeyondpod.com/top-episodes to listen to these transformative episodes. Don't miss out on these empowering discussions!" Researchers who have studied over 40,000 couples can predict divorce with 94% accuracy, largely based on this communication error | Fortune Well **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: Recommended Reading and Audible: Divorce & Beyond is now on Audible, and to celebrate, we've got a special offer: One Month Free of Audible Plus! Why Audible? Because we know that sometimes, you don’t want a book on display for everyone to see. Whether for privacy or convenience, listening to books, like podcasts, is a great solution. And that's where Audible shines! Not only can you enjoy our episodes on Audible, but also a wide selection of books authored by our expert guests, like Christina McGhee's 'Parenting Apart' and Bill Eddy's 'BIFF' and 'Splitting.' Say 'Alexa, play The Divorce & Beyond Podcast' and start listening to the podcast on your Amazon-Alexa-supported device!  Check out Divorce and Beyond’s recommended reading. And explore a world of audiobooks and music on Audible for a whole month, absolutely free! ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Disney Dads and Marvel Moms: The Hidden Battle of Parental Competition with Christina McGhee on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #332
Feb 5 2024
Disney Dads and Marvel Moms: The Hidden Battle of Parental Competition with Christina McGhee on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #332
Susan Guthrie welcomes back favorite parenting expert Christina McGhee to explore the prevalent "Disney Dads and Marvel Moms" paradigm and its impact on co-parenting dynamics. Christina shares valuable insights on overcoming the competitive mindset to prioritize the well-being of children amidst co-parenting challenges. Join Susan Guthrie and Christina McGhee as they delve into the intricacies of co-parenting relationships, providing listeners with valuable tools to transcend competition and cultivate environments conducive to the emotional well-being of children. Topics and Golden Nuggets: Thoughtful advice for unpacking the emotional baggage of co-parentingHow co-parenting competition undermines family bondsReal-life examples of co-parenting competition and how it affects children Practical strategies for co-parents caught in the grip of competitionAddressing competition and insecurities introduced by co-parent significant others **************************************** About this week's special guest: Christina McGhee Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce parenting expert, speaker, and author. While splitting up is undeniably hard, Christina believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. She feels with the right kind of information and support, parents have the ability to be a child's absolute best resource when families change.  Throughout her career, she has educated both parents and professionals on how to minimize the impact of divorce on children. In her book, PARENTING APART: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids,  Christina offers parents useful strategies for dealing with the “real-life” everyday challenges of coparenting.  One of her core beliefs is that divorce doesn’t make you a bad parent, it makes you a parent going through a bad time.  Because she is passionate about helping parents get through that bad time, Christina also maintains an active coaching practice that allows her to work with Moms and Dads all over the world. Most recently, Christina launched an online program, Coparenting with Purpose. Designed to provide moms and dads with an easy, convenient way to access critical information, it’s filled with practical tools and solutions for managing the most common coparenting problems. Additionally, she has contributed to several other media projects as a featured expert, a content consultant, and a writer/producer. Currently, she serves as a consulting producer and subject matter expert for the documentaries SPLIT: A film for kids and their parents and Split UP: The Teen Years, two compelling films that let kids know they’re not alone and normalize the many feelings and experiences children and teens encounter when parents part. Over the years, she has been featured on television, radio, podcasts, and in print around the US and abroad. A few places you may have seen her are TODAY Parents, the BBC, The Times, and Parents Magazine. Married for over twenty-seven years, Christina and her husband live outside of Houston, Texas. As a mom of four (two bonus and two bio) children, she has acquired extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire, and finder of all things lost. To find out more,  check her out at divorceandchildren.com Co-Parenting Specialist Certification Training Program with Christina McGhee: https://divorceandchildren.com/co-parenting-specialist-training/ Christina’s book Parenting Apart, Christina McGhee Christina on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divorceandchildren Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/divorceandchildren/ Christina on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinamcghee **************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: Listen to Divorce and Beyond’s Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2023! These episodes have been a beacon of support and guidance for many, and now, you can easily access them, too! Ready to be inspired? Just head over to https://divorceandbeyondpod.com/top-episodes to listen to these transformative episodes. Don't miss out on these empowering discussions!" **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: Recommended Reading and Audible: Divorce & Beyond is now on Audible, and to celebrate, we've got a special offer: One Month Free of Audible Plus! Why Audible? Because we know that sometimes, you don’t want a book on display for everyone to see. Whether for privacy or convenience, listening to books, like podcasts, is a great solution. And that's where Audible shines! Not only can you enjoy our episodes on Audible, but also a wide selection of books authored by our expert guests, like Christina McGhee's 'Parenting Apart' and Bill Eddy's 'BIFF' and 'Splitting.' Say 'Alexa, play The Divorce & Beyond Podcast' and start listening to the podcast on your Amazon-Alexa-supported device!  Check out Divorce and Beyond’s recommended reading. And explore a world of audiobooks and music on Audible for a whole month, absolutely free! ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Starting Off On the Right Foot Financially in Divorce with Heather Locus, CPA, CFP, CDFA on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #331
Jan 29 2024
Starting Off On the Right Foot Financially in Divorce with Heather Locus, CPA, CFP, CDFA on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #331
Navigating the early stages of divorce or contemplating it can be daunting. Financial concerns often loom large, adding to the overwhelm and confusion. Financial Professional Heather Locus joins Divorce & Beyond to address these fears head-on this week. Susan and Heather share invaluable insights on protecting your money and starting your divorce on the right financial footing! Their conversation emphasizes the necessity of proactivity, organization, and knowledge, particularly concerning financial aspects, throughout the divorce process. Topics and Golden Nuggets: Why pausing and considering discernment counseling before contacting an attorney can lead to a faster and less costly divorce.Despite initial fear, learning about finances during divorce can be empowering and manageable.Heather offers a golden nugget by offering advice about setting up a separate email for divorce communication, exploring mortgage options early Understanding changes in tax laws regarding alimony and other tax-saving strategies can optimize financial outcomesChecking credit reports can help you spot outstanding debts or any joint accounts opened without your knowledge. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Heather Locus, CPA, CFP, CDFA Heather founded the National Divorce Practice Group at Corient to help divorcing individuals consciously navigate their divorce’s emotional and business aspects. From hiring the right fit attorney through their SettleSmart™ analysis, then implementing the divorce decree and auditing it annually, Heather ensures you have the resources you need to start your next chapter on a firm footing. Heather founded our Women’s Service Team in 2006 to help female executives and business owners, widows, and women transitioning through divorce. After going through her own divorce in 2011, she realized how much more we could do to support divorcing women and men with a practice dedicated to serving their unique needs. Heather is driven by deep empathy to help divorcing individuals have clarity and confidence in finalizing their divorce. A Forbes “America’s Top Women Advisor,” Heather is a nine-time “Five Star Wealth Manager” according to Chicago magazine, was named an “Influential Women in Business” by The Business Ledger, a “Top 200 Wealth Advisor Mom” by Working Mother, and an InvestmentNews “Woman to Watch.” Heather is an author of two books on divorce and has contributed to leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business, Family Lawyer Magazine, and Divorce Magazine on multiple topics. She is a CPA, CFP® practitioner, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) professional and has completed intensive executive coaching and divorce mediation training. Heather loves learning from her teenage son and daughter and working with organizations she is passionate about, including After School Matters, The Lilac Tree, Between Friends, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Contact Heather:l heather.locus@corient.com.   Financial Issues in Divorce: A Client Handbook: Heather's latest book written for the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys. Listen to Heather's prior episode of Divorce & Beyond:   5 Smart Strategies to Save Money in Your Divorce with Leading Divorce Financial Professional, Heather Locus  Negotiating Your Financial Future: Key Factors to Consider with Leading Divorce Financial Professional Heather Locus **************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: Listen to Divorce and Beyond’s Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2023! These episodes have been a beacon of support and guidance for many, and now, you can easily access them, too! Ready to be inspired? Just head over to https://divorceandbeyondpod.com/top-episodes to listen to these transformative episodes. Don't miss out on these empowering discussions!" **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: THE MAKE MONEY MEDIATING PODCAST As we navigate the complexities of divorce and beyond together, I've noticed how many are not just seeking personal growth but are also passionate entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. That's why I want to introduce you to my other podcast – 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast.' On 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast,' we dive deep into business and entrepreneurship. I share insights and strategies on how to thrive in your professional life, especially if you're interested in mediation. Each episode is packed with tips, stories, and some wisdom to help you grow your business and make an impact. If you love 'Divorce and Beyond' and want to expand your business acumen or explore the mediation world, 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast' is your next must-listen.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Day One with a Divorce Coach: First Steps with Kelly Myers on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #330
Jan 22 2024
Day One with a Divorce Coach: First Steps with Kelly Myers on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #330
This week, Susan is joined by Divorce Coach Kelly Myers, shedding light on the immediate benefits a divorce coach can bring to your journey. In this episode, Kelly and Susan delve into the crucial aspect of 'what now' when divorce is on the horizon. Gain valuable insights on how a divorce coach can clarify and guide you through the journey. Join Susan and Kelly as they explore the transformative power of divorce coaching in this episode filled with valuable topics and golden nuggets for anyone navigating the complex terrain of divorce. Topics and Golden Nuggets: How a divorce coach can help bring clarity about your decision to divorceSelecting the right divorce coach for you: things to consider and questions to askThe role of divorce coaching in dealing with fear Curating your very own divorce team Why it is important to get out of unproductive communication cycles and get on a better path **************************************** About this week's special guest: Kelly Myers Kelly Myers is a dedicated professional with extensive training in divorce coaching, mediation, and co-parenting. With a passion for helping individuals navigate the challenges of divorce and separation, Kelly has established herself as a trusted advisor and advocate for countless individuals and families. Her expertise lies in providing invaluable guidance, emotional support, and practical solutions during what is often a tumultuous and emotionally charged period. Kelly is a Certified Divorce Coach, mediator, and co-parenting specialist. She received her mediation training through Northwestern University, the Harvard Program on Negotiation and the acclaimed Mosten Guthrie Academy. Kelly has also been trained by Bill Eddy in High Conflict Mediation and as a New Ways for Families Coach. She is passionate in her advocation of developing balanced co-parenting strategies to build harmony within the new family dynamic and is a part of the Co-Parenting Specialist Certification training team at Mosten Guthrie Academy. Kelly’s a graduate of the University of San Diego and earned her paralegal certificate from USD’s ABA approved paralegal program. Kelly believes that helping people navigate the divorce process through managing their emotions, creating a divorce support team, and getting clarity around positions and interests, allows people to use their divorce to build a strong foundation for their future. Kelly's website: https://firststepsdivorce.com/ Kelly on Instagram: http://instagram.com/firststeps_divorce **************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: Listen to Divorce and Beyond’s Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2023! These episodes have been a beacon of support and guidance for many, and now, you can easily access them, too! Ready to be inspired? Just head over to https://divorceandbeyondpod.com/top-episodes to listen to these transformative episodes. Don't miss out on these empowering discussions!" Get Ready to BIFF Your High Conflict Ex with Bill Eddy **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: THE MAKE MONEY MEDIATING PODCAST As we navigate the complexities of divorce and beyond together, I've noticed how many are not just seeking personal growth but are also passionate entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. That's why I want to introduce you to my other podcast – 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast.' On 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast,' we dive deep into business and entrepreneurship. I share insights and strategies on how to thrive in your professional life, especially if you're interested in mediation. Each episode is packed with tips, stories, and some wisdom to help you grow your business and make an impact. If you love 'Divorce and Beyond' and want to expand your business acumen or explore the mediation world, 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast' is your next must-listen.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Positive Beginnings: The Key to Cooperative Co-Parenting in Divorce with Author and Therapist Aurisha Smolarski on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #329
Jan 15 2024
Positive Beginnings: The Key to Cooperative Co-Parenting in Divorce with Author and Therapist Aurisha Smolarski on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #329
Susan Guthrie welcomes Aurisha Smolarski to Divorce & Beyond! Aurisha shares tips and insights on using attachment theory and styles to find a cooperative way to co-parent during and after your divorce.  Tune in to hear why it’s the best approach for your kids! Aurisha Smolarski, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified co-parenting coach, mediator, and mother with a clinical practice in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author of Cooperative Co-Parenting for Secure Kids: The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Two Homes. She specializes in working with co-parents, couples, and individuals.  Topics and Golden Nuggets: You can change the dynamics of a relationship just by how you engage with it. Why doing a mindset shift can help you prioritize your child and their needs to get on “team kiddo.” The basis for cooperation co-parenting is understanding attachment theory/styles When you operate as a co-parenting team, your child feels safe and secure and simply be a kid. It only takes one parent to create a secure relationship with your child. **************************************** About this week's special guest:  Aurisha Smolarski, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified co-parenting coach, mediator, and mother with a clinical practice in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author of Cooperative Co-Parenting for Secure Kids: The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Two Homes. She specializes in working with co-parents, couples, and individuals. As a co-parent herself, she is very familiar with the challenges faced by parents raising kids in two households. For over ten years, she has drawn on attachment theory and other modalities to help clients move from conflict to cooperation, make child-centered agreements, and create a secure co-parenting two-home family system. She lives with her 12-year-old daughter and sees clients both virtually and in person. Website: https://www.aurishasmolarski.com/ Aurisha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cooperativecoparenting/ Aurisha on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cooperativecoparenting Cooperative Coparenting for Secure Kids: The Attachment Theory Guide to Raising Kids in Tow Homes **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan   ******************************************************************* THE MAKE MONEY MEDIATING PODCAST As we navigate the complexities of divorce and beyond together, I've noticed how many are not just seeking personal growth but are also passionate entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. That's why I want to introduce you to my other podcast – 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast.' On 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast,' we dive deep into business and entrepreneurship. I share insights and strategies on how to thrive in your professional life, especially if you're interested in mediation. Each episode is packed with tips, stories, and some wisdom to help you grow your business and make an impact. If you love 'Divorce and Beyond' and want to expand your business acumen or explore the mediation world, 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast' is your next must-listen.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Unpacking January: Essential Information for Divorce Month from Susan Guthrie on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #328
Jan 8 2024
Unpacking January: Essential Information for Divorce Month from Susan Guthrie on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #328
As we kick off the new year, we dive into a unique phenomenon that January brings to the forefront of the divorce landscape - the "Divorce Month" trend. While resolutions are in the air, so is a notable surge in divorce filings, with studies revealing a 33% increase from January to March. In this episode, Susan takes us through the early stages of divorce, exploring the immediate aftermath of the pivotal moment when individuals ask themselves, "What now?" As a seasoned divorce attorney with over 30 years of experience, Susan shares her insights and advice on navigating this challenging journey.  Join us throughout the month as we unravel the reasons behind the “Divorce Month” trend, answer your burning questions, and support the emotional and practical challenges that arise during this significant life transition. Golden Nuggets and Topics: Understanding some of the reasons January has been dubbed "Divorce Month," one such reason includes New Year’s resolutions, which often involve self-reflection and reevaluating priorities, leading some to confront the truth about their marriage.Why it is important to give yourself the grace of space, whether you have finally made the ultimate decision or been informed that divorce is in your future, it is important to DO NOTHING except get your feet back under you. Navigating the Emotional Landscape: “Divorce is a grief process.”Practical Steps and Preparation: Gathering key documents and creating a parenting. **************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: Insights from “The D Word” with Kate Anthony The Divorce Survival Guide Moms Moving On Visit The Divorce and Beyond Website for more resources and information  **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan   ******************************************************************* THE MAKE MONEY MEDIATING PODCAST As we navigate the complexities of divorce and beyond together, I've noticed how many are not just seeking personal growth but are also passionate entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. That's why I want to introduce you to my other podcast – 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast.' On 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast,' we dive deep into business and entrepreneurship. I share insights and strategies on how to thrive in your professional life, especially if you're interested in mediation. Each episode is packed with tips, stories, and some wisdom to help you grow your business and make an impact. If you love 'Divorce and Beyond' and want to expand your business acumen or explore the mediation world, 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast' is your next must-listen.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Insights from “The D Word” with Kate Anthony on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #327
Jan 1 2024
Insights from “The D Word” with Kate Anthony on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #327
Kate Anthony returns to The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie. In this episode, Kate helps answer people's questions when deciding whether to stay or go. Tune in to hear insights from her new book – The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage.  Can your marriage be saved? Should you stay together for your kids? Kate answers these questions so much more in this insightful and eye-opening episode for anyone who wants to take control of their lives, either by ending or repairing their marriage. Topics and Golden Nuggets from this episode: “Abuse is not a relationship or communication problem. It’s an abuser’s problem. Nothing you say or do can change that.”If your life isn’t bad, why are you so unhappy?Why you should NOT stay married for your kids. What does a healthy relationship even look like? “Healthy relationships should have curiosity.” **************************************** About this week's special guest: Kate Anthony  Kate Anthony is the author of The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage, host of the critically acclaimed and New York Times recommended podcast The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work. Kate empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans set on a solid foundation, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all their decisions. Kate is trained in various coaching modalities with two of the top coach training organizations in the world. Additionally, Kate is certified as a Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate by the state of California, as a Co-Parenting Specialist by the Mosten Guthrie Academy, and as a High Conflict Divorce Coach by Tina Swithin’s High Conflict Divorce Coaching Certification Program. In addition to her online programs, Kate works privately with clients worldwide.  Kate lives in Los Angeles with her teenage son, whom she lovingly co-parents with her ex-husband. Website: http://www.kateanthony.com Book: https://kateanthony.com/dword/ Kate on Instagram Kate's Facebook page Kate’s Facebook group Kate on TikTok ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: HELLO DIVORCE Over one million people get divorced in the United States every year. However, divorce can be a complex and expensive process, especially if you have to hire a lawyer. That's where Hello Divorce comes in. Hello Divorce is an online divorce platform that makes it easy and affordable to get a divorce yourself. With Hello Divorce, you can complete the entire divorce process online, in your own home, and at your own pace. Hello Divorce offers a variety of features to help you get through your divorce, including: Easy-to-use online forms and guidesA step-by-step walkthrough of the divorce processAccess to experienced divorce professionals for help and support And more! If you're considering getting a divorce, please check out Hello Divorce. It's the best way to get a divorce without breaking the bank. The founder of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, is a friend of mine, and I admire her and what she has created with Hello Divorce so much – this platform is the change we need in the divorce industry.  You can hear Erin explain more in her episode on the podcast entitled “The FYI on DIY Divorce.”  Get more information, resources, and support at hellodivorce.com/beyond and receive $100 off your service with the code BEYOND!  Visit hellodivorce.com/beyond for $100 OFF! ******************************************************************* THE MAKE MONEY MEDIATING PODCAST As we navigate the complexities of divorce and beyond together, I've noticed how many are not just seeking personal growth but are also passionate entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. That's why I want to introduce you to my other podcast – 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast.' On 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast,' we dive deep into business and entrepreneurship. I share insights and strategies on how to thrive in your professional life, especially if you're interested in mediation. Each episode is packed with tips, stories, and some wisdom to help you grow your business and make an impact. If you love 'Divorce and Beyond' and want to expand your business acumen or explore the mediation world, 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast' is your next must-listen.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Breakup Like the Stars: Lessons from Celebrity Splits for the Non-Famous with Celebrity Divorce Attorney Christopher Melcher (Special Two-Part Episode) on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #326
Dec 25 2023
Breakup Like the Stars: Lessons from Celebrity Splits for the Non-Famous with Celebrity Divorce Attorney Christopher Melcher (Special Two-Part Episode) on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #326
Our Special Double Episode Continues!  Last week marked the premiere of Part One in our special year-end two-part episode series, featuring Christopher Melcher discussing lessons learned from high-profile divorces. In this week's continuation, Christopher and Susan offer valuable insights for navigating divorce. We strongly recommend tuning in to catch up if you missed last week's Part One. Christopher shares noteworthy takeaways from recent celebrity cases, providing practical advice to enhance your divorce experience.   In Part Two, Susan and Christopher talk about several of the cases you've been reading about lately in the news, always with the idea of pulling out those golden nuggets that will help you have a better divorce. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Christopher C. Melcher Christopher C. Melcher, CFLS, is a Fellow of the AAML, specializing in complex family law litigation focusing on premarital agreements. He also handles appeals of family law judgments and writ proceedings. His clients include celebrities, tech founders, and executives of public companies. He has presented over 200 continuing legal education programs and published books and articles on family law. Website: http://www.walzermelcher.com Christopher on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ccmelcher/ Christopher on X: https://twitter.com/CA_Divorce ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan   ******************************************************************* THE MAKE MONEY MEDIATING PODCAST As we navigate the complexities of divorce and beyond together, I've noticed how many are not just seeking personal growth but are also passionate entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. That's why I want to introduce you to my other podcast – 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast.' On 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast,' we dive deep into business and entrepreneurship. I share insights and strategies on how to thrive in your professional life, especially if you're interested in mediation. Each episode is packed with tips, stories, and some wisdom to help you grow your business and make an impact. If you love 'Divorce and Beyond' and want to expand your business acumen or explore the mediation world, 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast' is your next must-listen.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Breakup Like the Stars: Lessons from Celebrity Splits for the Non-Famous with Celebrity Divorce Attorney Christopher Melcher (Special Two-Part Episode) on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #325
Dec 18 2023
Breakup Like the Stars: Lessons from Celebrity Splits for the Non-Famous with Celebrity Divorce Attorney Christopher Melcher (Special Two-Part Episode) on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #325
Special Double Episode!  What can celebrity splits teach us about divorce? Host Susan Guthrie is joined by the insightful Attorney Christopher Melcher in this two-part series, where they answer that question and delve into the invaluable lessons from celebrity splits that resonate for non-famous couples navigating divorce. In Part One, Susan and Christopher unveil essential tips for anyone going through or considering a divorce. Discover the significance of choosing an attorney who prioritizes communication before diving into paperwork and gain critical insights that will reshape your divorce journey. Golden Nuggets and Topics Include: Strategic Legal Guidance: Learn why it's crucial to collaborate with an attorney who communicates effectively before making any legal moves.Celeb Insights: Explore the myth of quick celebrity divorces and unravel every individual's power in choosing the pace of their divorce settlement.The art of messaging your split to family and friends Listen to Part One this week, and mark your calendars for a December 25th with Divorce & Beyond! **************************************** About this week's special guest: Christopher C. Melcher Christopher C. Melcher, CFLS, is a Fellow of the AAML, specializing in complex family law litigation focusing on premarital agreements. He also handles appeals of family law judgments and writ proceedings. His clients include celebrities, tech founders, and executives of public companies. He has presented over 200 continuing legal education programs and published books and articles on family law. Website: http://www.walzermelcher.com Christopher on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ccmelcher/ Christopher on X: https://twitter.com/CA_Divorce ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan   ******************************************************************* THE MAKE MONEY MEDIATING PODCAST As we navigate the complexities of divorce and beyond together, I've noticed how many are not just seeking personal growth but are also passionate entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals. That's why I want to introduce you to my other podcast – 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast.' On 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast,' we dive deep into business and entrepreneurship. I share insights and strategies on how to thrive in your professional life, especially if you're interested in mediation. Each episode is packed with tips, stories, and some wisdom to help you grow your business and make an impact. If you love 'Divorce and Beyond' and want to expand your business acumen or explore the mediation world, 'The Make Money Mediating Podcast' is your next must-listen.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Empowered Advocacy: Effectively Sharing Your Abuse Story and Achieving Justice with Beverly Price on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #324
Dec 11 2023
Empowered Advocacy: Effectively Sharing Your Abuse Story and Achieving Justice with Beverly Price on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #324
In this episode of Divorce & Beyond, host Susan Guthrie welcomes returning guest Beverly Price. She shares invaluable tips and insights on effectively communicating your abuse story in court.  Beverly and Susan explore the intricacies of discussing domestic violence in court, offering practical advice on articulating your story and navigating the legal landscape. Discover the keys to crafting a powerful victim impact statement and why meticulous preparation is critical. Whether you're preparing to share your experience about or supporting someone who is, this episode equips you with the tools to navigate the challenging terrain of the legal system while ensuring your voice is heard. Topics and Golden Nuggets include Record-keeping of abuse should include factual information that can be used in court and help a judge recognize the pattern of abuse. Communication of information is the key. Ensure your victim statement addresses these group areas: emotional, physical, financial, and impact on other relationships.Why it is essential to find proper support from professionals, including assistance from a trauma-informed therapist We acknowledge a significant difference between what a victim wants to communicate and what they should communicate. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Beverly Price Beverly Price, MBA, of Her Empowered Divorce, with her 30+ years’ divorce coaching experience has helped thousands of women by providing knowledge, support, and insight to empower those going through the divorce process before, during and after across the US. Her process includes extensive preparation, role play, legal and financial education, emotional management, communication skills, self-awareness, and support.  Beverly is also the host of the Her Empowered Divorce Podcast, Her Empowered Divorce and Divorce Coalition Live Radio and TV Shows. She has a personal history with divorce, co-parenting, domestic violence, multiple marriages, being a single working mother and more.  Beverly is also the creator of the Divorce Coalition and along with co-founders Susan Guthrie and Kate Anthony, has created a group of top podcast hosts, bloggers, and divorce professionals to bring understanding, healing, and resilience to the forefront, ending the cycle of abuse one survivor at a time. Comprehensive Divorce Checklist: https://herempowereddivorce.com/divorcechecklist Beverly’s Website: https://herempowereddivorce.com/ The Divorce Coalition: http://www.divorcecoalition.com/ Beverly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/her_empowered_divorce/  Beverly on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverly-price  Her Empowered Divorce Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/herempowereddivorcetribe  ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divorce & Beyond website is a great place to visit if you want more support and information as you move through your divorce and beyond.  We have links to all the latest episodes, show notes, and the most recent episode. Plus, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter, freebies, and downloadable resources.  Visit DivorceandBeyondPod.com today! Episode 106  & 107 of Her Empowered Divorce podcast features Larry and Joni Jones about the Emotional and Legal Preparation for DV Court. Breaking the Cycle of Shame and Divorce with Beverly Price   Domestic Violence Training: Bridging the Gap in Divorce Law with Kate Anthony  ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: HELLO DIVORCE Over one million people get divorced in the United States every year. However, divorce can be a complex and expensive process, especially if you have to hire a lawyer. That's where Hello Divorce comes in. Hello Divorce is an online divorce platform that makes it easy and affordable to get a divorce yourself. With Hello Divorce, you can complete the entire divorce process online, in your own home, and at your own pace. Hello Divorce offers a variety of features to help you get through your divorce, including: Easy-to-use online forms and guidesA step-by-step walkthrough of the divorce processAccess to experienced divorce professionals for help and support And more! If you're considering getting a divorce, please check out Hello Divorce. It's the best way to get a divorce without breaking the bank. The founder of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, is a friend of mine, and I admire her and what she has created with Hello Divorce so much – this platform is the change we need in the divorce industry.  You can hear Erin explain more in her episode on the podcast entitled “The FYI on DIY Divorce.”  Get more information, resources, and support at hellodivorce.com/beyond and receive $100 off your service with the code BEYOND!  Visit hellodivorce.com/beyond for $100 OFF! ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
How to Navigate the New Normal of Divorce with Professor Kelly Browe Olson on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #323
Dec 4 2023
How to Navigate the New Normal of Divorce with Professor Kelly Browe Olson on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #323
This week on Divorce & Beyond with Susan Guthrie, Susan welcomes Professor Kelly Browe Olson. Kelly shares actionable tips on navigating both the “new normal” of the divorce process AND the REAL new normal of life after divorce. Key takeaways include the importance of filtering advice amidst the influx of opinions, the role of professionals in facilitating challenging conversations and boundaries, and the crucial aspect of emotional intelligence during divorce.  Professor Kelly Browe Olson also shares practical insights on improving emotional intelligence and encourages strategic thinking about one's current situation and future aspirations. Join us as we delve into the complexities of divorce with expert guidance for adapting to the ever-changing landscape of your beyond. Topics and Golden Nuggets includ Your new normal will include opinions and advice from third parties; therefore, even well-meaning, it is important to filter the information and form your opinions.A professional can give you the tools to have hard conversations, create boundaries, and divorce your way. Emotional intelligence (EI) and divorce: EI is essential when going through a divorce; consider how you can be emotionally intelligent around your children, friends, family, and ex while still honoring your emotions. Plus, Kelly shares how to improve your emotional intelligence.  “Thinking about where you are now and where you want to be is important.” **************************************** About this week's special guest: Kelly Browe Olson Kelly Browe Olson is an Associate Professor and the Mediation Clinic Director at UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law. She teaches Family Law, ADR, Domestic Violence and Mediation and Family Mediation courses. She oversees a state-wide Special Education mediation project and mediates family dissolution cases. She is a frequent speaker and trainer, educating judges, lawyers, and others about dispute resolution, communication, emotional intelligence, family, and children’s legal issues. She is currently co-editing a book on Family Dispute Resolution for Oxford University Press. She serves on the Arkansas Parent Counsel and Access to Justice Commissions and on the Family Court Review and the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine editorial boards. She trains and consults for the Arkansas ADR Commission. Professor Browe Olson has a University of Michigan J.D., and an LL.M. in ChildLaw from the Loyola University Chicago. She was awarded the Bowen Faculty Excellence Public Service Award in 2004 and 2013. Email: mediatingmom@gmail.com ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divorce & Beyond website is a great place to visit if you want more support and information as you move through your divorce and beyond.  We have links to all the latest episodes, show notes, and the most recent episode. Plus, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter, freebies, and downloadable resources.  Visit DivorceandBeyondPod.com today! The Impact of Divorce on Kids: Insights from the New Film, Split Up: The Teen Years with Christina McGhee and Ellen Bruno The Map to Conscious Parenting with NY Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. Shefali  The Emotional Lives of Teenagers - Lisa DeMour, Ph.D. ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: HELLO DIVORCE Over one million people get divorced in the United States every year. However, divorce can be a complex and expensive process, especially if you have to hire a lawyer. That's where Hello Divorce comes in. Hello Divorce is an online divorce platform that makes it easy and affordable to get a divorce yourself. With Hello Divorce, you can complete the entire divorce process online, in your own home, and at your own pace. Hello Divorce offers a variety of features to help you get through your divorce, including: Easy-to-use online forms and guidesA step-by-step walkthrough of the divorce processAccess to experienced divorce professionals for help and support And more! If you're considering getting a divorce, please check out Hello Divorce. It's the best way to get a divorce without breaking the bank. The founder of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, is a friend of mine, and I admire her and what she has created with Hello Divorce so much – this platform is the change we need in the divorce industry.  You can hear Erin explain more in her episode on the podcast entitled “The FYI on DIY Divorce.”  Get more information, resources, and support at hellodivorce.com/beyond and receive $100 off your service with the code BEYOND!  Visit hellodivorce.com/beyond for $100 OFF! ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Sharing is Caring: How Philanthropy Can Help You Heal with Caren Yanis on Divorce and Beyond #322
Nov 27 2023
Sharing is Caring: How Philanthropy Can Help You Heal with Caren Yanis on Divorce and Beyond #322
Welcome to a special episode of Divorce and Beyond!! Airing right after Thanksgiving and just before Giving Tuesday 2023 on November 28th, we're revisiting a powerful episode titled "Sharing is Caring: How Philanthropy Can Help You Heal." In this replay, Susan Guthrie speaks with Caren Yanis, a philanthropy Sherpa, and former Oprah Winfrey Foundation Executive Director. Together, they explore the transformative power of giving, delving into how it can guide us through challenging times, including the complexities of divorce. This is a heartfelt conversation about how philanthropy intersects with divorce, families, the future, and beyond. Caren, now the principal of Croland Consulting, shares insights on building a culture of purpose and legacy for families, athletes, and celebrities.  Let this episode inspire you to embrace the spirit of generosity on Giving Tuesday.   Topics and Golden Nuggets include Divorce is a prime time to do something outward-focused with your children, such as giving. Philanthropy can help you heal from the trauma of a difficult divorce Engaging in the arts and using the arts to help other people is a fabulous way to elevate everybody **************************************** About this week's special guest: Caren Yanis Caren is the principal of Croland Consulting, a philanthropic advisory group that guides families, athletes, and celebrities in building a culture of purpose and legacy. She was Executive Director of the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and Oprah’s Angel Network, (2000-2009) the height of the Oprah Winfrey Show.  She went on to become President of Crown Family Philanthropies in Chicago.  Caren's focus is on deepening intergenerational engagement and social impact using a variety of assets and strategies. Keynotes, podcasts, and panel discussions have included Family Business Magazine’s Legacy and Wealth Conference, Yale’s Philanthropy Conference, and the Society for Trust and Estate Planners annual and regional conferences. She has been a guest on podcasts including The Heart of Giving (Better Business Bureau), Denton’s, Alliance Bernstein, and Family Business Magazine’s Legacy and Wealth Conference.  She is an adjunct professor at Tulane University, the University of Chicago Booth School in their Private Wealth Management program, and at the Spertus Institute where she also mentors graduate students. University speaking engagements include Northwestern Law, NYU, Duke and Johns Hopkins. Caren chairs the board of The Poetry Foundation (which received a significant bequest from Ruth Lilly in 2002) and has guided it through meaningful organizational and governance change. She is an advisor to the Aubrey and Marla Dan Foundation, and to the (Deepak) Chopra Foundation, is a member of the Board of Visitors at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, a research organization focused on trends in giving. In her spare time, Caren hosts salons that bring bold thinkers together for meaningful conversations. She has a passion for listening deeply, navigating challenges, and guiding people who have the potential to make the world a better place.  Caren Croland Yanis | Philanthropic Advising: caren@crolandconsulting.com  Caren’s website: CrolandConsulting.com  Caren on Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/carenyanis ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divorce & Beyond website is a great place to visit if you want more support and information as you move through your divorce and beyond.  We have links to all the latest episodes, show notes, and the most recent episode. Plus, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter, freebies, and downloadable resources.  Visit DivorceandBeyondPod.com today!  Singing ”Single Bells” This Holiday? Surviving the Solitary Season with Special Guest, Jenny Stevens  PoetryMagazine.org/EventsOffer:1 year of Poetry Magazine for $20. Regular price is $35.   Generosity Project: https://www.ted.com/talks/sasha_dichter_the_generosity_experiment  Women’s Philanthropy Institute – The Women’s and Girls Index: https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/21010/wgi-infographic.pdf  Women’s Philanthropy Institute -Women as Change Agents:  https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/21440/change-agents-infographic.pdf  Women Moving Millions: https://womenmovingmillions.org/  Thresholds  - mental health and breaking the cycle of poverty: https://www.thresholds.org/  Friends of the Children – mentoring high risk children: https://friendschicago.org/about  Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: theMMRF.org  ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
The Divorce Initiation: In the Moment Insights with Hillary Rubin on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #321
Nov 20 2023
The Divorce Initiation: In the Moment Insights with Hillary Rubin on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #321
This week on Divorce & Beyond with Susan Guthrie, Hillary Rubin, a seasoned master coach and divorcing mom, candidly shares lessons learned as she moves through the divorce process. This episode is a beacon of in-the-moment information designed to reassure you that you are not alone in your experiences.  Facing the disorienting fear of divorce, Hillary sought support, devised a plan, and took the brave step forward. She emerged as a single mother, crafting a new home and life for herself and her son. Now, she shares her wisdom, offering soulful guidance to soon-to-be or newly divorced co-parents.  Join us as Hillary imparts valuable insights on changing mindsets, fostering certainty, and caring for oneself and one's children through the maze of divorce. Topics and Golden Nuggets include What Hillary means when she says, “Divorce is an initiation.”  Why flipping the narrative can help you move through challenges you may faceAsk for what you need and seek support - people are around to help you.Finding a place of calm can be an imperative part of the divorce process Hillary shares how her son has been her North Star, guiding her through her divorce journey **************************************** About this week's special guest: Hillary Rubin Hillary Rubin, Master Coach: Shifting the Divorce Narrative Putting Peace & Kids First As You Reclaim Your Life Three years ago, Hillary lived in the same house as her husband, trapped in constant conflict and felt numb with the fear about getting divorced. It was the most disorienting experience of her life. She felt like she failed herself and her son but she made a BRAVE decision.  As a coach who became a stay-at-home mom, she sought support, created a plan, and took the initiative to file for divorce. She found the strength to move out, created a home and started anew as a single mother at 50.  Now she offers common sense soulful guidance around divorce for soon-to-be or newly divorced co-parents seeking to ditch uncertainty & make a plan for their lives keeping their kids as their north star.  She'll show you how to change your mind-set, create certainty as you take care of yourself along with your kids through this challenging time in your lives.  Website: http://www.hillaryrubin.com  Free Training: https://hillaryrubin.com/free-mini-training/  Hillary on Instagram @hillaryrubin ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divorce & Beyond website is a great place to visit if you want more support and information as you move through your divorce and beyond.  We have links to all the latest episodes, show notes, and the most recent episode. Plus, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter, freebies, and downloadable resources.  Visit DivorceandBeyondPod.com today!  ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Happy Holidays? How Co-Parents Can Avoid Holiday Nightmares with Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #320
Nov 13 2023
Happy Holidays? How Co-Parents Can Avoid Holiday Nightmares with Parenting Expert, Christina McGhee on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #320
This week on Divorce & Beyond with Susan Guthrie, we’re bringing back an episode from the archives that featured invaluable insights from Christina McGhee, America's Favorite Parenting Expert.  In this episode, Christina shares her wisdom on how co-parents can create a holiday season that's less stressful and more joyful for their children. This topic is especially relevant during the holiday season. As the festive lights twinkle and the world seems to sparkle with the holiday spirit, we know this season can also bring a mix of emotions and stress for co-parents. Whether it's your first holiday after a separation or you've been navigating this season for years, Christina's practical and actionable advice is a gift that keeps on giving. She covers everything from how to communicate with your co-parent about the holidays to managing gifts and family expectations and ensuring your children feel the joy of the season. So, settle in and revisit these essential strategies and tips with Christina in this special Replay episode. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Christina McGhee Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce parenting expert, speaker, and author. While splitting up is undeniably hard, Christina believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families. She feels with the right kind of information and support, parents have the ability to be a child's absolute best resource when families change.  Throughout her career, she has educated both parents and professionals on how to minimize the impact of divorce on children. In her book, PARENTING APART: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids,  Christina offers parents useful strategies for dealing with the “real-life” everyday challenges of coparenting. One of her core beliefs is that divorce doesn’t make you a bad parent, it makes you a parent going through a bad time.  Because she is passionate about helping parents get through that bad time, Christina also maintains an active coaching practice that allows her to work with Moms and Dads all over the world. Most recently, Christina launched an online program, Coparenting with Purpose. Designed to provide moms and dads with an easy, convenient way to access critical information, it’s filled with practical tools and solutions for managing the most common coparenting problems.  LISTENERS OF DIVORCE & BEYOND GET $100 OFF THE PROGRAM FEE WITH CODE "SUSAN" - Access here: https://divorceandchildren.com/purpose  Additionally, she has contributed to several other media projects as a featured expert, a content consultant, and a writer/producer. Currently, she serves as a consulting producer and subject matter expert for the documentaries SPLIT: A film for kids and their parents and Split UP: The Teen Years, two compelling films that let kids know they’re not alone and normalize the many feelings and experiences children and teens encounter when parents part. Over the years, she has been featured on television, radio, podcasts, and in print around the US and abroad. A few places you may have seen her are TODAY Parents, the BBC, The Times, and Parents Magazine. Married for over twenty-seven years, Christina and her husband live outside of Houston, Texas. As a mom of four (two bonus and two bio) children, she has acquired extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire, and finder of all things lost. To find out more,  check her out at divorceandchildren.com Access Christina’s Co-Parent Resource Guide: http://www.divorceandchildren.com/ Christina on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divorceandchildren Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/divorceandchildren/ Christina on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinamcghee ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divorce & Beyond website is a great place to visit if you want more support and information as you move through your divorce and beyond.  We have links to all the latest episodes, show notes, and the most recent episode. Plus, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter, freebies, and downloadable resources.  Visit DivorceandBeyondPod.com today!  ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:   HELLO DIVORCE Your divorce, your way.  Say hello to an easier, kinder, and less expensive divorce.  They can handle almost every divorce without a court for thousands less than hiring a lawyer.  Easy, quick online divorce process We review, file, and serve for you Expert legal and financial help as you go  Get more information, resources, and support at hellodivorce.com/beyond and receive $100 off your service with the code BEYOND!  Visit hellodivorce.com/beyond for $100 OFF! ________________________ THE ULTIMATE HIGH CONFLICT DIVORCE SUMMIT Don’t miss The Ultimate High Conflict Divorce Summit, hosted by the esteemed Karen McMahon of Journey Beyond Divorce! There's a wonderful lineup of many experts and educators for the event, including some of our favorite Divorce and Beyond guests, including Kate Anthony, Beth McCormack, and Bill Eddy, among many others.  I’ll also be speaking; my topic is Strategic Harmony: A Blueprint for Negotiating with High-Conflict Personalities and Protecting Your Well-Being. Join us for this free event from Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 17th.   Claim your free seat for The Ultimate High Conflict Divorce Summit today.  ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Starting Over: Reclaiming Your Sex Life After Divorce with Karen Bigman on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #319
Nov 6 2023
Starting Over: Reclaiming Your Sex Life After Divorce with Karen Bigman on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #319
Get ready for a red-hot episode of Divorce & Beyond with Susan Guthrie! This week, Karen Bigman returns to share her invaluable insights and tips on reigniting your sex life after divorce, promising to infuse some extra oxytocin into your beautiful beyond. In this episode, Karen emphasizes the importance of self-discovery and effective communication as the ultimate keys to reclaiming your sex life. We'll explore how communication not only strengthens your relationships but is also essential in the bedroom.  Plus, we'll debunk the myths surrounding menopause and sex, tackle menopause symptoms affecting your sex life, and discuss the vital aspects of self-awareness. Karen will also guide us through that all-important first conversation about sex with a new partner, including the essential topic of addressing STDs and getting tested. Special guest Karen Bigman is the dynamic hostess of "Taboo to Truth: Unapologetic Conversations of Sexuality in Midlife." With a passion for empowering women and a wealth of knowledge as a Certified Menopause Coach and Menopause & Sexuality Educator, Karen is on a mission to break down barriers and liberate women to engage in open conversations about sexuality in the later stages of life. Topics and Golden Nuggets includ Effective communication is the cornerstone of relationships, both in the bedroom and beyond.Demystify menopause's impact on sex, challenging stigma, addressing symptoms, body image, and self-awareness.How to initiate candid discussions on sex with new partners, including STD concerns and the importance of pre-sex testing. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Karen Bigman Karen Bigman is the dynamic hostess of "Taboo to Truth: Unapologetic Conversations of Sexuality in Midlife." With a passion for empowering women and a wealth of knowledge as a Certified Menopause Coach and Menopause & Sexuality Educator, Karen is on a mission to break down barriers and liberate women to engage in open conversations about sexuality in the later stages of life. In September of this year, Karen courageously launched her podcast, "Taboo to Truth," drawing inspiration from her personal journey of divorce and the transformative realization that one's sex life doesn't end with menopause. Through candid and unapologetic discussions, Karen is helping women navigate this often-overlooked aspect of midlife, offering education, support, and a platform for women to embrace their sexuality and rediscover their true selves. With her warmth, expertise, and unwavering dedication, Karen Bigman is changing the narrative around midlife sexuality and encouraging women to embrace their desires and passions without reservation. Taboo to Truth Podcast: Unapologetic Conversations About Sexuality in Midlife Instagram: http://instagram.com/taboototruth LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenbigman/ ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divorce & Beyond website is a great place to visit if you want more support and information as you move through your divorce and beyond.  We have links to all the latest episodes, show notes, and the most recent episode. Plus, you can sign up for the weekly newsletter, freebies, and downloadable resources.  Visit DivorceandBeyondPod.com today!  Taboo Truth, Hot Sex article ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:   HELLO DIVORCE Over one million people get divorced in the United States every year. However, divorce can be a complex and expensive process, especially if you have to hire a lawyer. That's where Hello Divorce comes in. Hello Divorce is an online divorce platform that makes it easy and affordable to get a divorce yourself. With Hello Divorce, you can complete the entire divorce process online, in your own home, and at your own pace. Hello Divorce offers a variety of features to help you get through your divorce, including: Easy-to-use online forms and guidesA step-by-step walkthrough of the divorce processAccess to experienced divorce professionals for help and support And more! If you're considering getting a divorce, please check out Hello Divorce. It's the best way to get a divorce without breaking the bank. The founder of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, is a friend of mine, and I admire her and what she has created with Hello Divorce so much – this platform is the change we need in the divorce industry.  You can hear Erin explain more in her episode on the podcast entitled “The FYI on DIY Divorce.”  Get more information, resources, and support at hellodivorce.com/beyond and receive $100 off your service with the code BEYOND!  Visit hellodivorce.com/beyond for $100 OFF! ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Domestic Violence Training: Bridging the Gap in Divorce Law with Kate Anthony on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #318
Oct 30 2023
Domestic Violence Training: Bridging the Gap in Divorce Law with Kate Anthony on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #318
In this week's episode, Susan Guthrie is joined again by the insightful Kate Anthony, host of The Divorce Survival Guide podcast and author of the upcoming book, "The D-Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage." Kate shares her journey of becoming a domestic violence victim's advocate and the crucial insights she's gained. The conversation delves into the alarming gap in domestic violence awareness and training within the divorce industry. Plus, Kate shares the significance of effective documentation for victims, offering invaluable tips on compiling such evidence.  Kate Anthony's dedication to helping women trapped in relationships scarred by domestic violence shines through. Tune in for an empowering discussion on breaking free from the cycle by raising awareness and taking action. Topics and Golden Nuggets include The scarcity of training about domestic violence in the divorce industry.We explore the need for more experts who comprehend and can testify in court about domestic violence within divorce law.Kate emphasizes the importance of effective documentation for victims and practical tips on compiling evidence of abuse.The vital role a divorce coach plays in offering assistance and support throughout your divorce journey. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Kate Anthony Kate Anthony is the author of The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage, host of the critically acclaimed and New York Times recommended podcast The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast, and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work.  No stranger to the camera, Kate spent the first 30 years of her life as an actor, with a career that began with five years on Sesame Street and concluded with five years on Grey's Anatomy.  Kate empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all decisions.  Kate spent 3 years and over 500 hours training in various coaching modalities with two of the top coach training organizations in the world. Additionally, Kate is certified as a Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate by the state of California, as a Co-Parenting Specialist by the Mosten Guthrie Academy, and as a High Conflict Divorce Coach by Tina Swithin’s High Conflict Divorce Coaching Certification Program, and is widely known as an expert in communication, co-parenting, divorce, and emotional intelligence.  In addition to her private practice, Kate spent three years coaching Fortune 500 executives in communication, presentation skills, and emotional intelligence. Kate lives in Los Angeles with her son, whom she lovingly co-parents with her ex-husband. Website:  http://kateanthony.com Pre-order Kate’s upcoming book, The D-Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage:  https://kateanthony.com/dword/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedivorcesurvivalguide/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YourDivorceSurvivalGuide ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: Tina Swithen’s Documentation Workshop Why Does He Do That, Lundy Bancroft Busting the Top 5 Myths of Domestic Abuse with Amy Polacko ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:   SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan  ________________________ THE DIVORCE COALITION The Divorce Coalition promotes awareness of both domestic violence and domestic violence recovery. We are here to inspire healing and change. We are the voice of many. The Divorce Coalition comprises all your favorite podcasters, bloggers, influencers, and more. We joined together to raise awareness and provide information and resources to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in our world.  Founded by Beverly Price of Her Empowered Divorce, Kate Anthony of the Divorce Survival Guide, and Susan Guthrie of Divorce & Beyond. We have gathered together our friends and colleagues to amplify our voices to reach as many people as possible. Visit the coalition webpage at www.divorcecoalition.com to find resources, including the many podcast episodes and blog articles that are on the topic from all our members, as well as many other ways to help donate and find assistance. Together, we can make a difference, and we can let domestic violence survivors know that they are not alone. Visit the website at www. DivorceCoalition.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @divorcecoalitionpage ________________________ HER EMPOWERED DIVORCE Have you discovered the "Her Empowered Divorce podcast" with Beverly Price yet? With over 30 years as a leading women’s divorce and empowerment coach, Beverly is the empowering divorce coach who guides women on their journey before, during and after divorce to eliminate pain, overwhelm, and anger, make fewer mistakes and create more knowledge, skill and happiness than she experienced herself. She interviews industry leading guests who bring helpful insights and actionable tips to help you through the challenging times of your divorce. No matter where you are in this journey, "Her Empowered Divorce" is here for you. Listen to the fascinating episodes of "Her Empowered Divorce" at https://www.herempowereddivorce.com and be empowered!🌟 ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Busting the Top 5 Myths of Domestic Abuse with Amy Polacko on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #317
Oct 23 2023
Busting the Top 5 Myths of Domestic Abuse with Amy Polacko on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #317
Amy Polacko, Divorce and Empowerment Coach and Investigative Journalist returns to The Divorce & Beyond podcast with Susan Guthrie. Amy is here to help bust the top five myths of domestic abuse. The myths being busted are prominent and often repeated time and again. We must raise awareness so we don’t perpetuate these myths and continue to cause incredible harm. Amy Polacko is committed to helping women live on their terms during/after a toxic relationship or divorce. As a divorced single mom, she is passionate about coaching women one-on-one and founded the empowerment group Strong Savvy Women to support, inspire, and guide single women. She is also an award-winning journalist highlighting women's issues, including divorce, domestic abuse, coercive control, and singlehood.  Myth Busting and Golden Nuggets includ Myth #1: “The Hysterical Woman.” Labeling women as "hysterical" diminishes their experiences and allows the cycle of abuse to continue.Myth #2: “Why didn’t she just leave?” One reason: You need to have a safe exit plan, which takes time and planning.Myth #3: If there isn’t physical violence, it’s not really abuse. The more we tell stories of domestic abuse, the more aware we can become. Myth #4: “It only happens in poor families.” Domestic abuse doesn't discriminate and affects people across all socioeconomic backgrounds.Myth #5: “What happens in someone’s home is a private matter.” Domestic abuse isn't a private issue; it has societal repercussions. What you can do to help break the cycle of abuse and raise awareness. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Amy Polacko Amy Polacko is a Freedom Warrior - and is committed to helping women live life on their own terms during/after a toxic relationship or divorce. As a divorced single mom, she is passionate about coaching women one-on-one and founded the empowerment group Strong Savvy Women to provide support, inspiration, and guidance to single women. Amy is also an award-winning journalist who sheds light on women's issues including divorce, domestic abuse, coercive control, and singlehood.  Her recent journalistic work has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, NBC News THINK, and Ms. Magazine. After graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Amy worked as a newspaper reporter for Newsday and was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team covering the TWA Flight 800 crash. She then transitioned to television journalism, working as a writer and producer in New York City. Amy was an award-winning on-air reporter in Fargo, ND, where she traveled to Kosovo for a series on the North Dakota National Guard, and in Philadelphia, where she covered the national D.C. Sniper story. She also headed up an investigative reporting unit in Albany, NY, where she uncovered consumer scams, crime, and government corruption as part of her I-Team Investigations -- one of which exposed a loophole in the state's sex offender registry.  Amy has spoken publicly on women's issues, empowerment and entrepreneurship at Yale University, the Women's Forum in Ridgefield, CT, the Women's Center of Greater Danbury, CT, the Hayvn co-working space for women, the Believe Inspire Grow national empowerment organization for women, and many other groups both virtually and in person.  Website:  www.freedomwarrior.info  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freedomwarriortribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freedomwarriortribe/ ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: Get Wise to the Tricks and Traps of Toxic People: Avoiding Narcissists and Sociopaths in Your Life with Former Investigative Journalist and Divorce Coach, Amy Polacko  Special Bonus Episode EMPOWERED: How a New Family Court Law is (and isn’t) Helping Some  Victims of IPV with Amy Polacko  Amy’s article: ‘Hysterical’ Women Out for Revenge: Family Court’s Misogynistic Tropes Traumatize Women and Children Amy’s published Ms. articles Joan Meier Study: Child Custody Outcomes in Cases Involving Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations National Safe Parents Organization Domestic Abuse Hotline or 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:   HELLO DIVORCE Over one million people get divorced in the United States every year. However, divorce can be a complex and expensive process, especially if you have to hire a lawyer. That's where Hello Divorce comes in. Hello Divorce is an online divorce platform that makes it easy and affordable to get a divorce yourself. With Hello Divorce, you can complete the entire divorce process online, in your own home, and at your own pace. Hello Divorce offers a variety of features to help you get through your divorce, including: Easy-to-use online forms and guidesA step-by-step walkthrough of the divorce processAccess to experienced divorce professionals for help and support And more! If you're considering getting a divorce, please check out Hello Divorce. It's the best way to get a divorce without breaking the bank. The founder of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, is a friend of mine, and I admire her and what she has created with Hello Divorce so much – this platform is the change we need in the divorce industry.  You can hear Erin explain more in her episode on the podcast entitled “The FYI on DIY Divorce.”  Get more information, resources, and support at hellodivorce.com/beyond and receive $100 off your service with the code BEYOND!  Visit hellodivorce.com/beyond for $100 OFF! ________________________ THE DIVORCE COALITION The Divorce Coalition promotes awareness of both domestic violence and domestic violence recovery. We are here to inspire healing and change. We are the voice of many. The Divorce Coalition comprises all your favorite podcasters, bloggers, influencers, and more. We joined together to raise awareness and provide information and resources to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in our world.  Founded by Beverly Price of Her Empowered Divorce, Kate Anthony of the Divorce Survival Guide, and Susan Guthrie of Divorce & Beyond. We have gathered together our friends and colleagues to amplify our voices to reach as many people as possible. Visit the coalition webpage at www.divorcecoalition.com to find resources, including the many podcast episodes and blog articles that are on the topic from all our members, as well as many other ways to help donate and find assistance. Together, we can make a difference, and we can let domestic violence survivors know that they are not alone. Visit the website at www. DivorceCoalition.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @divorcecoalitionpage ________________________ HER EMPOWERED DIVORCE Have you discovered the "Her Empowered Divorce podcast" with Beverly Price yet? With over 30 years as a leading women’s divorce and empowerment coach, Beverly is the empowering divorce coach who guides women on their journey before, during and after divorce to eliminate pain, overwhelm, and anger, make fewer mistakes and create more knowledge, skill and happiness than she experienced herself. She interviews industry leading guests who bring helpful insights and actionable tips to help you through the challenging times of your divorce. No matter where you are in this journey, "Her Empowered Divorce" is here for you. Listen to the fascinating episodes of "Her Empowered Divorce" at https://www.herempowereddivorce.com and be empowered!🌟 ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
Why You Need to Stop Calling Your Ex a Narcissist with Laila Aitken, Founder of Split.fyi on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #316
Oct 16 2023
Why You Need to Stop Calling Your Ex a Narcissist with Laila Aitken, Founder of Split.fyi on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #316
As we continue our domestic violence month awareness series, Susan Guthrie welcomes Laila Aitken Ali, the founder of Split.fyi. In this episode, Laila explains why it’s not helpful to keep calling your ex a narcissist and how you can regain your power! Laila Aitken Ali is a passionate advocate for personal empowerment and serves as a dedicated Divorce and Separation Coach. In the role of CEO and Founder of Split.fyi, Laila has established an invaluable platform to support individuals facing the daunting challenges of divorce, breakups, or other significant life transitions. Often referred to as a "Divorce Doula," Laila extends a compassionate and guiding hand throughout the emotional and logistical journey of divorce. Topics and Golden Nuggets include: Why you shouldn’t focus on the word “narcissist” to describe or diagnose your exHow to approach communication and interaction to get closer to the outcome you desireProcessing hard emotions before, during, and after divorce“Focus on yourself, how you show up, and operate through it all.” **************************************** About this week's special guest: Laila Aitken Ali Laila Aitken Ali is a passionate advocate for personal empowerment and serves as a dedicated Divorce and Separation Coach. In the role of CEO and Founder of Split.fyi (www.splitfyi.com), Laila has established an invaluable platform to support individuals facing the daunting challenges of divorce, breakups, or other significant life transitions. Often referred to as a "Divorce Doula," Laila extends a compassionate and guiding hand throughout the emotional and logistical journey of divorce. As a Keynote Speaker, Podcaster, Mentor, and Strategist, Laila is pivotal in helping individuals unearth their inner resilience and map a clear path toward their future. With a steadfast commitment to communication and innovation, she continuously seeks novel approaches to simplify and destigmatize the divorce process. Beyond entrepreneurship, Laila is a true Believer in Community and the transformative potential of Mentorship. Laila champions those undergoing profound life transitions, offering unwavering guidance and support at every stage of their journey. Website: http://www.splitfyi.com Laila on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lailaaitken/  Laila on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesplitcoach/  Laila on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Thesplitcoach Laila on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lailinna1  Split.fyi Socials:  Twitter https://twitter.com/SplitFYI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Splitfyi  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/splitfyi/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/splitfyi/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBHE2a4Fs9TgufhFVyYDXQ  ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:   HELLO DIVORCE Over one million people get divorced in the United States every year. However, divorce can be a complex and expensive process, especially if you have to hire a lawyer. That's where Hello Divorce comes in. Hello Divorce is an online divorce platform that makes it easy and affordable to get a divorce yourself. With Hello Divorce, you can complete the entire divorce process online, in your own home, and at your own pace. Hello Divorce offers a variety of features to help you get through your divorce, including: Easy-to-use online forms and guidesA step-by-step walkthrough of the divorce processAccess to experienced divorce professionals for help and support And more! If you're considering getting a divorce, please check out Hello Divorce. It's the best way to get a divorce without breaking the bank. The founder of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, is a friend of mine, and I admire her and what she has created with Hello Divorce so much – this platform is the change we need in the divorce industry.  You can hear Erin explain more in her episode on the podcast entitled “The FYI on DIY Divorce.”  Get more information, resources, and support at hellodivorce.com/beyond and receive $100 off your service with the code BEYOND!  Visit hellodivorce.com/beyond for $100 OFF! ________________________ THE DIVORCE COALITION The Divorce Coalition promotes awareness of both domestic violence and domestic violence recovery. We are here to inspire healing and change. We are the voice of many. The Divorce Coalition comprises all your favorite podcasters, bloggers, influencers, and more. We joined together to raise awareness and provide information and resources to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in our world.  Founded by Beverly Price of Her Empowered Divorce, Kate Anthony of the Divorce Survival Guide, and Susan Guthrie of Divorce & Beyond. We have gathered together our friends and colleagues to amplify our voices to reach as many people as possible. Visit the coalition webpage at www.divorcecoalition.com to find resources, including the many podcast episodes and blog articles that are on the topic from all our members, as well as many other ways to help donate and find assistance. Together, we can make a difference, and we can let domestic violence survivors know that they are not alone. Visit the website at www. DivorceCoalition.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @divorcecoalitionpage ________________________ HER EMPOWERED DIVORCE Have you discovered the "Her Empowered Divorce podcast" with Beverly Price yet? With over 30 years as a leading women’s divorce and empowerment coach, Beverly is the empowering divorce coach who guides women on their journey before, during and after divorce to eliminate pain, overwhelm, and anger, make fewer mistakes and create more knowledge, skill and happiness than she experienced herself. She interviews industry leading guests who bring helpful insights and actionable tips to help you through the challenging times of your divorce. No matter where you are in this journey, "Her Empowered Divorce" is here for you. Listen to the fascinating episodes of "Her Empowered Divorce" at https://www.herempowereddivorce.com and be empowered!🌟 ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info **************************************************************** MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.
The Subtle Signs of Financial Abuse with Donna LaScala, CDFA, on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #315
Oct 9 2023
The Subtle Signs of Financial Abuse with Donna LaScala, CDFA, on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #315
This week, Susan Guthrie welcomes Divorce Professional Donna LaScala to Divorce & Beyond! Donna shares real-life stories of financial abuse and trickery to help you break free from the cycle. You've probably heard the saying, "Knowledge is power." Well, let's talk about another reality: money equals control. In divorce, it's not uncommon to witness one partner using money to control another. With her impressive 30 years of experience in the financial services field, Donna LaScala shares some valuable insights in this episode. She'll guide you on handling your finances during a divorce, spotting signs of financial abuse, and finding a path forward if you are in this difficult situation. Donna E. LaScala, CDFA, RFC, CLTC, is the President of Comprehensive Divorce Solutions LLC. and has been in the financial services profession for over 30 years. Holding professional designations of RFC (Registered Financial Consultant) with IARFC Ethics Approved Status, CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst), and CLTC (Certified in Long-Term Care), Donna is dedicated to providing a personalized approach to meet each client’s needs and individual goals. Topics and Golden Nuggets include: Financial abuse isn’t always overt, and it can take many different forms There may be reasonable explanations for some financial decisions - but if anything raises a red flag - look into it. Don’t ignore it.It’s not always about the actual money but a way to manipulate and controlTo move forward and get to the post-divorce life, you need a financial professional by your side **************************************** About this week's special guest: Donna LaScala Donna E. LaScala, CDFA, RFC, CLTC, is the President of Comprehensive Divorce Solutions LLC. and has been in the financial services profession for over 30 years. Holding professional designations of RFC (Registered Financial Consultant) with IARFC Ethics Approved Status, CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst), and CLTC (Certified in Long-Term Care), Donna is dedicated to providing a personalized approach to meet each client’s needs and individual goals. Donna is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professionals (LICDP), the IACP (International Association of Collaborative Professionals), the NADP (National Association of Divorce Professionals) and the ADFP (Association of Divorce Financial Planners). In this capacity as a CDFP, she assists in the valuation of assets during separation and divorce proceedings including retirement accounts, personal accounts and closely held small businesses. She supports her clients in building a roadmap for their post-divorce financial future and helps mediators and attorneys develop and execute equitable distribution of assets with a personalized client-centered approach. Donna is a frequent contributor to The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz on CRN Radio, serves on the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association of LI and is the President of that organization as well as the Chair of the Women in Finance Committee. Donna was recently named as one of 2022’s Premier Business Women of Long Island by the Long Island Herald and was featured in the 2021 Who’s Who of Women in Financial Services. Reach out to Donna: By email compdivorce@gmail.com By phone 516-2347522 Website: https://comprehensivedivorcesolutions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donna-la-scala-rfc%C2%AE-cdfa%C2%AE-b42839120/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063234938770 ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:   SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink’s alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink’s real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind.  Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan  ________________________ THE DIVORCE COALITION The Divorce Coalition promotes awareness of both domestic violence and domestic violence recovery. We are here to inspire healing and change. We are the voice of many. The Divorce Coalition comprises all your favorite podcasters, bloggers, influencers, and more. We joined together to raise awareness and provide information and resources to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in our world.  Founded by Beverly Price of Her Empowered Divorce, Kate Anthony of the Divorce Survival Guide, and Susan Guthrie of Divorce & Beyond. We have gathered together our friends and colleagues to amplify our voices to reach as many people as possible. Visit the coalition webpage at www.divorcecoalition.com to find resources, including the many podcast episodes and blog articles that are on the topic from all our members, as well as many other ways to help donate and find assistance. Together, we can make a difference, and we can let domestic violence survivors know that they are not alone. Visit the website at www. DivorceCoalition.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @divorcecoalitionpage ________________________ HER EMPOWERED DIVORCE Have you discovered the "Her Empowered Divorce podcast" with Beverly Price yet? With over 30 years as a leading women’s divorce and empowerment coach, Beverly is the empowering divorce coach who guides women on their journey before, during and after divorce to eliminate pain, overwhelm, and anger, make fewer mistakes and create more knowledge, skill and happiness than she experienced herself. She interviews industry leading guests who bring helpful insights and actionable tips to help you through the challenging times of your divorce. No matter where you are in this journey, "Her Empowered Divorce" is here for you. Listen to the fascinating episodes of "Her Empowered Divorce" at https://www.herempowereddivorce.com and be empowered!🌟 ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE!  https://divorcebeyond.com/Sponsorship-Info ******************************************************************* MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST: SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is a sought-after keynote speaker, business and practice consultant, coach and trainer. You can find out more about Susan and her services here:  https://neon.page/susanguthrie Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 25,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold-standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their careers.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susaneguthrie/ Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.