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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From Married at 16 to the C-Suite in Private Equity: The Keys to Financial Independence with Marika Dzhindhikashvili on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #343
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From Married at 16 to the C-Suite in Private Equity: The Keys to Financial Independence with Marika Dzhindhikashvili on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #343
Susan Guthrie welcomes Marika Dzhindzhikashvili as she shares her journey from marriage at 16 to a divorced single mom of 2 at 21 to the COO of a $2 plus billion dollar private equity fund.  Marika’s journey to financial independence will inspire you.  Marika's story is not just about overcoming adversity but is a testament to the power of perseverance, self-belief, and the importance of financial independence. She shares her experience and discusses her initiative to empower other women through financial education. This is the kind of “wind beneath my wings” episode we love listeners to hear!  Featured topics and Golden Nuggets Changing from believing you are incapable to being grateful and believing in yourself.Marika shares her experience with overcoming adversity and how being drawn to successful people helped her succeed, too.The role of financial independence, empowerment, and investing in yourself. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Marika Dzhindzhikashvili Marika Dzhindzhikashvili is a seasoned business development and investor relations professional with a focus on spearheading project origination and Capital Raise at Astor Realty Capital. As the firm’s COO, Ms. Dzhindzhikashvili oversees global investor relations, building and maintaining relationships with corporate and institutional investors while facilitating transparency and information flow between Astor and its institutional clients. Ms. Dzhindzhikashvili has developed a deep understanding of both domestic and international market dynamics, as well as an extensive network of industry contacts. She is dedicated to creating value for clients by providing customized and comprehensive solutions that help them achieve their business objectives. Ms. Dzhindzhikashvili is a results-oriented professional with a proven track record of success in business development, investor relations, project management, and team leadership. She possesses a unique combination of strategic thinking and hands-on operational expertise, enabling her to identify opportunities and deliver successful outcomes for Astor and its clients. Marika on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marikadzhindzhikhashvili/ Marika on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marikadzhindzhikashvili/ Email Marika: marika(at)astorrealtycapital.com **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:  ThredUp Today’s episode is brought to you by ThredUp, the largest online thrift store where fashion meets sustainability. Imagine finding brands like Free People, Madewell, Patagonia, Zara, and Lululemon at up to 90% off retail.  ThredUp makes it easy to shop your favorite names in fashion without the hefty price tag, while giving clothes a second life. Whether updating your style or finding unique pieces, ThredUp has something sustainable and affordable for everyone.  Ready to refresh your wardrobe? Our listeners get an exclusive offer: 45% off plus free shipping on your first order. Just visit divorcebeyond.com/ThredUp.  ================ 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.
Leading with Light: Making Divorce an Opportunity Part Two with Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #342
Apr 11 2024
Leading with Light: Making Divorce an Opportunity Part Two with Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #342
Part 2: Navigating Life's Transitions with 'Leading with Light' In the second part of our transformative discussion, we continue our exploration into the profound impact of divorce on personal growth and conscious leadership with Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck. Building on the foundations laid in Part 1, we dive deeper into the 'Four Lights of Conscious Leadership', sharing personal stories and practical advice for anyone on the path of self-improvement and seeking to lead with light through life's transitions. As we conclude our journey with Jennifer and Jeff, let's carry forward the message that life's challenges, including divorce, can be powerful opportunities for growth and transformation. If you found value in our conversation, please rate, follow, share, and leave a review for our podcast. Your support helps us illuminate the path for others. And, if you're inspired to explore further, be sure to dive into 'Leading with Light' for a comprehensive guide to embracing conscious leadership in your life. About our Special Guests: Jennifer Mulholland is an author, strategist, alchemist, executive coach, and co-owner of Plenty Consulting. From a very young age, she's been dedicated to raising the consciousness of people on the planet. For the last decade, she and her business partner, Jeff Shuck, have helped thousands of conscious leaders and businesses grow in revenue, impact, and fulfillment. Before becoming co-owner of Plenty, Jennifer was Chief Innovation Officer at Sungard, a Fortune 500 technology company. She founded several businesses focused on bridging the gap between information and impact in healthcare, technology, and holistic wellbeing. She is a certified Reiki and Theta healer trained in shamanic and energy medicine. She has a B.S. degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Psychology, and Coaching from the University of Utah. She was a two-sport Division I athlete and captain at the University of Delaware, playing both field hockey and lacrosse. She lives in Park City, Utah, where she enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle in the mountain town she's called home for almost thirty years. Jeff Shuck is an accomplished leader and entrepreneur with lifelong experience in leadership development, organizational growth strategy, and social impact. Jeff co-owns Plenty Consulting with his business partner and co-author, Jennifer Mulholland. Together, they have helped thousands of for-profit and non-profit leaders and organizations create innovative strategies, grow revenue, increase positive impact, develop new programs, and develop conscious cultures. Before founding Plenty, Jeff was co-founder and CEO of event fundraising firm Event 360, raising nearly a billion dollars for charity over 12 years. Jeff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Rochester and earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and an MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern. His expertise in positive change and social impact has been featured in Marketplace, the Wall Street Journal, Fatherly, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Jeff is an avid musician, writer, and fitness enthusiast. He lives in Indiana with his wife, four kids, and two dogs. Find out more about Jeff and Jennifer:  Plenty Consulting Get the Book: Leading with Light: Choosing Conscious Leadership When You are Ready for More ******************************* THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:  SOBERLINK If navigating the beginning of the year has been difficult due to an ex’s alcohol abuse, I have the perfect solution: Soberlink  Soberlink is more than a portable alcohol monitoring tool; it's a pathway to new beginnings and stronger, healthier family dynamics.  How it works is simple: Your co-parent will test at scheduled times, Built-in facial recognition confirms their identity, Tamper sensors flag any attempts to cheat, The results get sent instantly to your phone, giving you peace of mind that your kids are with a sober parent.   Lay the groundwork for brighter days ahead. Visit www.soberlink.com/susan to learn more and get $50 off your device.   ************ 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 Chair-Elect 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://susaneguthrie.com 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 Divorce & Beyond on Instagram @divorceandbeyond ********************************************************************* 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.
Leading with Light: Making Divorce an Opportunity Part One with Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #341
Apr 8 2024
Leading with Light: Making Divorce an Opportunity Part One with Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #341
Transforming Divorce into an Opportunity: Insights from Leading with Light In this special two-part podcast episode, host Susan Guthrie dives into the concept of viewing divorce as an opportunity for growth and transformation. She is joined by Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck, founders of Plenty Consulting and co-authors of Leading with Light: Choosing Conscious Leadership When You Are Ready for More. The discussion covers their personal stories of navigating life's challenges, the essence of their book, and practical advice on conscious leadership. With a focus on personal awareness, alignment, and the power of turning challenging moments into opportunities for self-discovery and growth, this podcast offers valuable insights and tools for anyone looking to navigate transitions in life more consciously. Welcome to the first part of our enlightening discussion where we explore the transformative power of divorce with the founders of Plenty Consulting, Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck. In this episode, we delve into the heart of personal growth during life's challenging transitions, guided by insights from their groundbreaking book, 'Leading with Light: Choosing Conscious Leadership When You Are Ready for More'. Join us as we uncover how the tumultuous journey of divorce can be a catalyst for profound personal development and a deeper understanding of conscious leadership. As you come to the end of the first segment of our dialogue, remember that every ending is the beginning of a new chapter filled with potential for growth and enlightenment. Stay tuned for the continuation of our journey with Jennifer and Jeff in Part 2, where we dive deeper into the Four Lights of Conscious Leadership and how to navigate the intricacies of personal development and relationship challenges. Tune in on Thursday to continue the conversation! About our Special Guests: Jennifer Mulholland is an author, strategist, alchemist, executive coach, and co-owner of Plenty Consulting. From a very young age, she's been dedicated to raising the consciousness of people on the planet. For the last decade, she and her business partner, Jeff Shuck, have helped thousands of conscious leaders and businesses grow in revenue, impact, and fulfillment. Before becoming co-owner of Plenty, Jennifer was Chief Innovation Officer at Sungard, a Fortune 500 technology company. She founded several businesses focused on bridging the gap between information and impact in healthcare, technology, and holistic wellbeing. She is a certified Reiki and Theta healer trained in shamanic and energy medicine. She has a B.S. degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Psychology, and Coaching from the University of Utah. She was a two-sport Division I athlete and captain at the University of Delaware, playing both field hockey and lacrosse. She lives in Park City, Utah, where she enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle in the mountain town she's called home for almost thirty years. Jeff Shuck is an accomplished leader and entrepreneur with lifelong experience in leadership development, organizational growth strategy, and social impact. Jeff co-owns Plenty Consulting with his business partner and co-author, Jennifer Mulholland. Together, they have helped thousands of for-profit and non-profit leaders and organizations create innovative strategies, grow revenue, increase positive impact, develop new programs, and develop conscious cultures. Before founding Plenty, Jeff was co-founder and CEO of event fundraising firm Event 360, raising nearly a billion dollars for charity over 12 years. Jeff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Rochester and earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and an MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern. His expertise in positive change and social impact has been featured in Marketplace, the Wall Street Journal, Fatherly, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Jeff is an avid musician, writer, and fitness enthusiast. He lives in Indiana with his wife, four kids, and two dogs. Find out more about Jeff and Jennifer:  Plenty Consulting Get the Book: Leading with Light: Choosing Conscious Leadership When You are Ready for More ******************************* THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:  SOBERLINK If navigating the beginning of the year has been difficult due to an ex’s alcohol abuse, I have the perfect solution: Soberlink  Soberlink is more than a portable alcohol monitoring tool; it's a pathway to new beginnings and stronger, healthier family dynamics.  How it works is simple: Your co-parent will test at scheduled times, Built-in facial recognition confirms their identity, Tamper sensors flag any attempts to cheat, The results get sent instantly to your phone, giving you peace of mind that your kids are with a sober parent.   Lay the groundwork for brighter days ahead. Visit www.soberlink.com/susan to learn more and get $50 off your device.   ************ 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 Chair-Elect 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://susaneguthrie.com 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 Divorce & Beyond on Instagram @divorceandbeyond ********************************************************************* 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.
Divorce Coaching FAQs: The 5 Questions That Will Open Your Eyes with Debra Doak and Tracy Callahan on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #340
Apr 1 2024
Divorce Coaching FAQs: The 5 Questions That Will Open Your Eyes with Debra Doak and Tracy Callahan on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #340
Join host Susan Guthrie for an episode featuring special guests Tracy Callahan and Debra Doak, founders of Divorce Coaches Academy. Susan, Tracy, and Debra tackle the top five questions surrounding divorce coaching. They offer invaluable insights regarding how a divorce coach can assist you and the characteristics that define an ideal client for this transformative process.  You’ll hear the answers to questions like Why would someone hire a divorce coach instead of a lawyer?What can a divorce coach help with?What makes someone an ideal client for divorce coaching? Don't miss out on this enlightening discussion, where empowerment and resolution take center stage in the journey through divorce and beyond. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Debra Doak and Tracy Callahan Debra and Tracy are certified divorce coaches, mediators, conflict resolution junkies, impassioned educators and committed advocates for the professional practice of divorce coaching. They are also the co-founders of Divorce Coaches Academy®, an online educational platform dedicated to the certification and ongoing development of professional ADR focused divorce coaches. They believe that while all divorce involves some degree of conflict, transformational work at the individual level is the key to successful resolution of divorce and co-parenting disputes. In addition to working with clients in their private practice and teaching at DCA®, Tracy and Debra are published authors, experienced mentors and group facilitators and they host a weekly podcast. Divorce Coaches Academy®: Free Save Your Sanity Divorce Summit April 22-26 Divorce Coaches Academy® webiste: https://www.divorcecoachesacademy.com/ **************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:  SOBERLINK If navigating the beginning of the year has been difficult due to an ex’s alcohol abuse, I have the perfect solution: Soberlink  Soberlink is more than a portable alcohol monitoring tool; it's a pathway to new beginnings and stronger, healthier family dynamics.  How it works is simple: Your co-parent will test at scheduled times, Built-in facial recognition confirms their identity, Tamper sensors flag any attempts to cheat, The results get sent instantly to your phone, giving you peace of mind that your kids are with a sober parent.   Lay the groundwork for brighter days ahead. Visit www.soberlink.com/susan to learn more and get $50 off your device.   ************ 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.
Divorce Decoded: Become the CEO of Your Divorce with Amy Polacko on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #339
Mar 25 2024
Divorce Decoded: Become the CEO of Your Divorce with Amy Polacko on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #339
Join Susan Guthrie as she welcomes back Amy Polacko! Amy shares invaluable insights on how to take control of your divorce journey and become the CEO of your divorce. In fact, understanding divorce's emotional, legal, and financial aspects is crucial to avoid costly mistakes.  In this episode, Amy highlights the common misconceptions surrounding divorce and the role of a divorce attorney. She emphasizes that relying solely on legal counsel may not provide adequate education about the divorce process and advocates for proactive education and empowerment before embarking on the journey.  With her extensive background as a divorced single mom, award-winning journalist, and empowerment coach, Amy Polacko provides invaluable guidance to women seeking independence and empowerment during and after divorce.  You’ll hear: Why proactive education about divorce processes empowers individuals to navigate their journey effectively.The divorce attorney's role: Understand the limitations of relying solely on a divorce attorney for comprehensive education.The importance of acquiring divorce education before or at the onset of the process to mitigate potential pitfalls.Insights into various divorce education topics for a well-rounded grasp of the process **************************************** 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/ **************************************** Resources mentioned in this episode: 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! **************************************** 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.
The Divorce Alternative: How to Create the 2.0 Version of Your Marriage with Sharon Pope on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #338
Mar 18 2024
The Divorce Alternative: How to Create the 2.0 Version of Your Marriage with Sharon Pope on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #338
“We’ve been living like roommates for years.” Does this sound familiar? This week, Susan Guthrie welcomes best-selling author and master relationship coach Sharon Pope! Sharon shares her divorce alternative, which focuses on moving out of relationship limbo to create the 2.0 version of your desired marriage!  Sharon Pope is a Relationship Expert, certified Master Life Coach, seven-time #1 international bestselling author, and the host of the podcast The Loving Truth. She is the relationship coach if you struggle in a lonely and disconnected marriage, seeking confidence and clarity to fix your marriage or move forward without regret. You’ll hear: The biggest reason marriages struggle today“Relationships are living, breathing things; we must re-evaluate and evolve as we move through them.”Creating the 2.0 version of your marriage: what exactly is the 2.0 version of your marriage, and why is it an alternative to divorceThe most effective relationship tools begin with working on yourselfCommunication: How can we improve how we communicate with our partners? **************************************** About this week's special guest: Sharon Pope Sharon Pope is a Relationship Expert, certified Master Life Coach, seven-time #1 international bestselling author, and the host of the podcast The Loving Truth. She is the relationship coach for you if you are struggling in a lonely and disconnected marriage, seeking confidence and clarity so you can either fix your marriage or move forward without regret. Through her coaching and programs she has helped hundreds of thousands of women get the confidence and clarity they need to either fix their marriage or move forward without regret. Her bestselling book, Stay or Go: How to Find the Confidence & Clarity You Need to Either Fix the Struggles in Your Marriage or Move Forward without Regret, has sold more than 300,000 copies. Sharon lives in Florida with the loves of her life, her husband, Derrick, and their two pups, Leo and Luna. Sharon’s website: https://sharonpope.com/ Sharon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharonpopecoach/ When Marriage Needs An Answer book: https://stayorgobook.com/ **************************************** Resources mentioned in this episode: 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! **************************************** 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.
A New Chapter for Co-Parented Families: Fiona Kong and the Home Sweet Homes Journey on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #337
Mar 11 2024
A New Chapter for Co-Parented Families: Fiona Kong and the Home Sweet Homes Journey on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #337
On Divorce and Beyond, Susan Guthrie welcomes Fiona Kong, founder of Home Sweet Homes Journal! Explore the transformative power of Home Sweet Homes as Fiona shares her personal story and the innovative features of the journal. In this episode, you’ll also hear how this journal empowers families to navigate through divorce and beyond with grace, resilience, and hope, one shared narrative at a time.  Whether you choose to use the journal or not, the power of this simple exercise can transform your child's (and YOUR) experience of divorce and BEYOND! You’ll hear: Fiona shares about Home Sweet Homes Journal and how it provides a seamless channel for co-parents and their children to communicate effectively, fostering understanding and cooperation through times of transition.Engaging in shared activities such as journaling catalyzes the bond between parents and children, fostering trust, and empathyFiona answers, “Can the journal work when only one co-parent engages in the activity?” **************************************** About this week's special guest: Fiona King Fiona Kong is a single mompreneur who turned adversity into opportunity. Following her separation and job loss in 2019, Founder of Home Sweet Homes Journal during the pandemic to support co-parented children, including her own son. It was through processing her own childhood trauma that Fiona recognized the importance of emotional support for children and created journals containing what she needed as a child. The Home Sweet Homes coparenting journal and All About Me, by Us journal (made for any family dynamics), are fostering healthier future generations by emphasizing emotional intelligence, communication, and parent-child connection. Listeners: Use code "DBPODCAST" to get a free gift with a journal purchase Home Sweet Homes: https://www.homesweethomesjournal.com/products/home-sweet-homes-journal-planner All About Us Journal: https://www.homesweethomesjournal.com/products/all-about-me-by-us-made-for-any-family Fiona on TikTok @homesweethomesjournal **************************************** Resources mentioned in this episode: 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! **************************************** 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.
Can You Please Talk to My Trauma?  Insights on Healing from Karlee Holden on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #336
Mar 4 2024
Can You Please Talk to My Trauma? Insights on Healing from Karlee Holden on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #336
Karlee Holden joins Susan Guthrie for a deeply personal and insightful discussion of uncovering, exploring, and healing the trauma bonds that shape us. Karlee is a Trauma Practitioner, helping people with their trauma and mental and physical health for twenty years.  Karlee explains that healing from trauma is not just talking about your problems; it's unwinding the fight-flight response from the nervous system and the body by developing boundaries. In this episode, Susan and Karlee discuss the importance of establishing boundaries, understanding unhealthy relationships and family patterns, and ultimately unwinding what has been holding us back from being our truest selves.  You’ll hear: Why ignoring trauma only perpetuates its effects and leads to more stress.Setting healthy boundaries is crucial for maintaining healthy relationships. “Healthy boundaries are essential for our mental and emotional well-being."How to cultivate awareness of your emotions and triggers, and practice self-regulation to manage stress and anxiety."Focus on what you can control. You can't control the external circumstances, but you can control your responses, behaviors, and self-care practices."Seek support. You can seek support from therapists, counselors, or support groups when dealing with trauma and emotional challenges. **************************************** About this week's special guest: Karlee Holden Karlee Holden is the Author of the Can You Please Talk To My...Book Series. She is a Trauma Practitioner, helping people with their trauma and mental and physical health for twenty years. Karlee’s passion is to share what she wishes she had known at the height of her trauma and all she has learned. Karlee’s books: Can you please talk to my trauma: https://amzn.to/4bTp8lc Can you please talk to my girlfriend: https://amzn.to/3Tl6E64 Karlee’s website: https://www.karleeholden.com/ Karlee on Instagram: http://instagram.com/Karlee.holden Karlee on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karleeholdenpodcast **************************************** Resources mentioned in this episode: 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! **************************************** 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.
The Great Equalizer: Laura Wasser on Transforming Divorce for the Better on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #335
Feb 26 2024
The Great Equalizer: Laura Wasser on Transforming Divorce for the Better on The Divorce and Beyond Podcast #335
Susan Guthrie welcomes one of the world’s best-known divorce attorneys, Laura Wasser, to Divorce & Beyond! In this episode, Laura shares her insights into the #1 cause of divorce, why prenup conversations matter, how divorce is and needs to evolve, and the future of the process. The conversation is an enlightening one, so don’t miss a moment!  Laura Wasser is an LA-based attorney specializing in California Family Law.  She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a law degree from Loyola Law School.  She has two young sons and resides in Malibu, California. You’ll hear: Laura’s thoughts on the leading cause of divorce “Divorce is the great equalizer.”Critical topics couples should discuss to avoid future disputes A significant part of a divorce attorney's duty is to resolve issues Future of Divorce Proceedings: With Laura’s role at Divorce.com, she shares what she sees as the future of divorce evolving **************************************** About this week's special guest: Laura Wasser Laura Wasser is an LA-based attorney specializing in California Family Law.  She attended the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a law degree from Loyola Law School.  She has two young sons and resides in Malibu, California. She has been named one of the California Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers and Southern California’s Top 50 Women Attorneys every year for the last 10 years (2012-2022).  In June 2008, Laura received the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law Zephyr M. Ramsey Award.  In 2011, she was the recipient of the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women of Achievement Award. In 2013 St. Martin’s Press published and released Laura’s book “It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself.”  Laura received the Brady Center Advocate Award and was honored by A Place Called Home at their 2016 Gala For The Children.  In 2019 Laura received the Justice award from the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. She has made it her mission to change the face of divorce by serving as the Chief of Divorce Evolution with Divorce.com an online divorce platform which gives divorcing couples an accessible and affordable resource to dissolve their marriage in all 50 states. Laura believes that by simplifying the divorce process online and sharing her vast experience in family law with her audience, couples are empowered to reclaim control over their own destinies. Visit Divorce.com for divorce resources and information. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself Laura previously on Divorce and Beyond: A Conversation with Celebrity Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser **************************************** Resources mentioned in this episode: 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! **************************************** 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.
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
Feb 19 2024
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.