The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq.

Susan Guthrie, Esq.

Nationally recognized family law attorney, mediator and award-winning podcaster, Susan Guthrie is at it again! After guiding countless numbers of people through the perilous world of divorce—and speaking to a podcast audience of over 4 million listeners—she’s bringing you the “The Divorce & Beyond Podcast” to help you thrive in your life BEYOND divorce!

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Set Yourself Free with Forgiveness with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, “The Divorce Doctor” on Divorce & Beyond #261
3d ago
Set Yourself Free with Forgiveness with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, “The Divorce Doctor” on Divorce & Beyond #261
The Divorce Doctor, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, returns to the Divorce & Beyond podcast! Join Dr. Elizabeth and Susan Guthrie, Esq., for a conversation about the greatest gift that you can give to yourself – forgiveness. Forgiveness is a topic that everyone, divorce or not, needs to know more about because it is so powerful, yet so misunderstood. When the topic comes up, it can often sound like nails on a chalkboard. But, did you know that there are demonstrable mental health benefits to forgiveness?  It has been shown to elevate mood, and guard against anger, stress, or even depression.  Also, when you seek to forgive, it can have positive effects on all facets of your life.  Dr. Elizabeth joins Susan for an impactful conversation about how to forgive yourself (and others), let go of resentment, embrace compassion, and create a new beginning. Forgiveness helps you let go of a past that no longer serves you, and helps you move toward a more joyful future. Dr. Elizabeth Cohen is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce.  Golden Nuggets from Dr. Elizabeth Cohen include: Dr. Elizabeth shares the amazing story about forgiveness that inspired this episodeForgiving is a process - it’s not linear,  it’s not fast;  it is workStay away from JADE: Justify, Argue, Defend, and ExplainingForgiveness and resentment are not about the OTHER person, they are about YOU. You have the power to shift how you feel about the other personWe acknowledge there are some things that are not forgivable - such as criminal acts or sexual assaultYou don’t have to forgive a perpetrator - but you may be able to release the power of resentment in your lifeForgiveness is about your future This episode is an invitation to give yourself a chance to live anger or resentment free. Listen to give the gift of forgiveness to yourself today! About this week's special guests: Dr. Elizabeth Cohen Dr. Elizabeth Cohen is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. This 14-week course teaches women how to heal, grow and thrive after divorce no matter how difficult the process has been. Dr. Cohen also offers a monthly membership program. Dr. Cohen is also the CEO and Director of Dr. Elizabeth Cohen and Associates, a group private practice in the heart of New York City serving children, adolescents, and adults. Get more information on Dr. Elizabeth's Online Program:  AFTERGLOW:  The Light on the Other Side of Divorce here:   HER BEST-SELLING BOOK   "The Light on the Other Side of Divorce on AMAZON!  You can also purchase the book on the "Beyond Reading" page of the divorceandbeyondpod.com website which has links to ALL of Susan's recommended reading! Dr. Elizabeth's Podcast - Elizabeth’s Website: Elizabeth on Instagram: Elizabeth on Facebook: mentioned in this episode: Moms Moving On Method - Apply Today for Michelle Dempsey-Multack’s Training for Divorce Coaches Program Rainbows For All Children The Divorce Doctor is in the House: Dealing with the Emotions of Divorce The Perfect Storm: What You Need to Know About Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, and COVID with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen TOXIC MASCULINITY: The Untold Cost For Men AND Women with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen RelationshipsOne Year of Covid: Dealing with Difficult Anniversaries with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen CohenLight on the Other Side of Divorce from Dr. Elizabeth Cohen If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Back-to-School season is coming up which can be difficult for those going through a divorce.  This is especially true when alcohol and child safety is a concern.  On Divorce & Beyond, my mission includes bringing you the latest insider knowledge and information from top experts with regard to your divorce, especially during these changing times.  That’s why I’ve partnered with Soberlink to help create and offer resources to help you navigate the upcoming back-to-school season.  Soberlink is a remote alcohol monitoring technology created to help prove sobriety in custody cases. The system includes a high-tech breathalyzer device with facial recognition that allows you to receive real-time updates from monitored co-parents anytime, anywhere allowing for swift intervention for improved child safety.  They have helped hundreds of thousands of people document proof of sobriety in real-time for peace of mind in child custody cases.  Soberlink is currently offering free Back-to-School & Divorce packets that include an expert Q&A with me, Back to School Checklist, Communication tips, and more. Request your free packet today at www.soberlink.com/susan ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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
Set Yourself Free with Forgiveness with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, “The Divorce Doctor” on Divorce & Beyond #261
3d ago
Set Yourself Free with Forgiveness with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, “The Divorce Doctor” on Divorce & Beyond #261
The Divorce Doctor, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, returns to the Divorce & Beyond podcast! Join Dr. Elizabeth and Susan Guthrie, Esq., for a conversation about the greatest gift that you can give to yourself – forgiveness. Forgiveness is a topic that everyone, divorce or not, needs to know more about because it is so powerful, yet so misunderstood. When the topic comes up, it can often sound like nails on a chalkboard. But, did you know that there are demonstrable mental health benefits to forgiveness?  It has been shown to elevate mood, and guard against anger, stress, or even depression.  Also, when you seek to forgive, it can have positive effects on all facets of your life.  Dr. Elizabeth joins Susan for an impactful conversation about how to forgive yourself (and others), let go of resentment, embrace compassion, and create a new beginning. Forgiveness helps you let go of a past that no longer serves you, and helps you move toward a more joyful future. Dr. Elizabeth Cohen is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce.  Golden Nuggets from Dr. Elizabeth Cohen include: Dr. Elizabeth shares the amazing story about forgiveness that inspired this episodeForgiving is a process - it’s not linear,  it’s not fast;  it is workStay away from JADE: Justify, Argue, Defend, and ExplainingForgiveness and resentment are not about the OTHER person, they are about YOU. You have the power to shift how you feel about the other personWe acknowledge there are some things that are not forgivable - such as criminal acts or sexual assaultYou don’t have to forgive a perpetrator - but you may be able to release the power of resentment in your lifeForgiveness is about your future This episode is an invitation to give yourself a chance to live anger or resentment free. Listen to give the gift of forgiveness to yourself today! About this week's special guests: Dr. Elizabeth Cohen Dr. Elizabeth Cohen is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. This 14-week course teaches women how to heal, grow and thrive after divorce no matter how difficult the process has been. Dr. Cohen also offers a monthly membership program. Dr. Cohen is also the CEO and Director of Dr. Elizabeth Cohen and Associates, a group private practice in the heart of New York City serving children, adolescents, and adults. Get more information on Dr. Elizabeth's Online Program:  AFTERGLOW:  The Light on the Other Side of Divorce here:   HER BEST-SELLING BOOK   "The Light on the Other Side of Divorce on AMAZON!  You can also purchase the book on the "Beyond Reading" page of the divorceandbeyondpod.com website which has links to ALL of Susan's recommended reading! Dr. Elizabeth's Podcast - Elizabeth’s Website: Elizabeth on Instagram: Elizabeth on Facebook: mentioned in this episode: Moms Moving On Method - Apply Today for Michelle Dempsey-Multack’s Training for Divorce Coaches Program Rainbows For All Children The Divorce Doctor is in the House: Dealing with the Emotions of Divorce The Perfect Storm: What You Need to Know About Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, and COVID with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen TOXIC MASCULINITY: The Untold Cost For Men AND Women with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen RelationshipsOne Year of Covid: Dealing with Difficult Anniversaries with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen CohenLight on the Other Side of Divorce from Dr. Elizabeth Cohen If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Back-to-School season is coming up which can be difficult for those going through a divorce.  This is especially true when alcohol and child safety is a concern.  On Divorce & Beyond, my mission includes bringing you the latest insider knowledge and information from top experts with regard to your divorce, especially during these changing times.  That’s why I’ve partnered with Soberlink to help create and offer resources to help you navigate the upcoming back-to-school season.  Soberlink is a remote alcohol monitoring technology created to help prove sobriety in custody cases. The system includes a high-tech breathalyzer device with facial recognition that allows you to receive real-time updates from monitored co-parents anytime, anywhere allowing for swift intervention for improved child safety.  They have helped hundreds of thousands of people document proof of sobriety in real-time for peace of mind in child custody cases.  Soberlink is currently offering free Back-to-School & Divorce packets that include an expert Q&A with me, Back to School Checklist, Communication tips, and more. Request your free packet today at www.soberlink.com/susan ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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 & Beyond September Headlines Roundup with Susan Guthrie #260
Sep 21 2022
The Divorce & Beyond September Headlines Roundup with Susan Guthrie #260
Ready to dive into the next installment of our Bonus Divorce & Beyond Headlines Round Up Monthly episode? Of course we had to touch on the cheating scandal surrounding Adam Levine that just broke yesterday.  We also share some insights into Valerie Bertinelli's sale of her wedding rings and shoes and the finalization of Dancing with the Stars, Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence's divorce.  The ongoing ugly custody battle between Jesse Williams and his ex rounds out our cases as the battling exes are at it again.  Susan shares the latest on these cases as well as some insights that might apply to your divorce. Think you have nothing in common with these celebrity divorces?  Think again!  Stars are people too! This month, Host and Leading Divorce Attorney, Susan Guthrie reviews some of the top stories from recent headlines and news about divorce, parenting, relationships, adultery and cheating, post-divorce co-parenting, high-conflict and more and shares some insights and lessons that you can learn from, and use, in your journey though divorce and BEYOND!  Get a behind the scenes look at some celebrity splits, high profile break ups and the stories behind the headlines from the Voice You Can Trust. In this month's Headline Round-up Susan discusses: Everything to Know About Adam Levine’s Cheating Scandal: The Accusations, His Statement and More.Valerie Bertinelli Selling Rings, Shoes She Wore in 2011 Wedding to Tom Vitale: 'Bad Memories Attached' Dancing With the Stars ’ Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence Settle Divorce 'I Have Stayed Quiet For Far Too Long': Jesse Williams' Ex-Wife Says She Has 'Receipts' Ready After Actor Accuses Her Of Custody Games Listen in and you will never look at the Headlines and Divorce the same way again! Mentioned in this Episode: Worthy.comtherealreal.com ***************************************** Podcast Transcript Available:  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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 20,000 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 career.   ****************************************************************************************** Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw *********** Finally, 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
Uncovering Buried Treasure: Finding Hidden or Missed Assets in Divorce with Financial Professional, Olivia Summerhill on Divorce & Beyond #259
Sep 19 2022
Uncovering Buried Treasure: Finding Hidden or Missed Assets in Divorce with Financial Professional, Olivia Summerhill on Divorce & Beyond #259
Top financial expert Olivia Summerhill joins Susan Guthrie, Esq, on The Divorce & Beyond podcast. Together they discuss how to dig up the “buried treasure” of divorce and find those hidden or forgotten assets!  This is the episode that will pay you back for listening! Many people have items in their homes that are taken for granted. When was the last time you took an inventory of what you own?  There might be items you never considered that end up being marital assets.  Financial expert Olivia Summerhill returns to the podcast to share insight, information, and tips on how to search for the buried treasure of divorce. She invites you to hop on board her treasure-hunting boat and cruise the shoreline (and beyond) to find not only hidden assets but assets that may have been overlooked or forgotten.  Susan and Olivia also discuss why you should disclose all assets and liabilities before and during divorce, and explore how working with a professional divorce team can help you find valuable items sitting around or in plain sight.  Olivia Summerhill, CFP, CDFA, CMC founded a financial consulting firm dedicated to helping women maintain their lifestyles and thrive post-divorce by educating and empowering them financially.   Although Olivia's niche is celebrity and ultra-high net worth clients, she works with clients in diverse financial situations through her extensive pro bono work.  Some of the Golden Nuggets from Olivia include: Forgotten or hidden assets are usually right in front of you! Take photos around your house to jog your memory of what you have or were givenEasily forgotten assets can include IRAs, season sport event tickets, gift cards, and even airline miles!Why you should know if there is equity in your homeToday, there is more opportunity to hide assets AND more resources to help you find themWhat to know about cryptocurrency as a possible hidden assetTrust your “Spidey” sense! You know more than you think you do.What you need to know and consider about bank accounts for your childrenBe aware! Who may be involved in actively hiding assets Why you want to disclose all assets before and during divorce This is an episode you’ll want to listen to more than once. Tune in to hear valuable information about how to uncover easily forgotten or hidden assets!  About this week's special guests: Olivia Summerhill Olivia Summerhill is the founder of a financial consulting company called The Summerhill Firm. She helps affluent women maintain their lifestyles and thrive post-divorce by educating and empowering them financially.  Her niche serves famous and high-profile women who need help navigating the financial complexities of divorce. Having a decade of experience in wealth management and private banking, Olivia dedicates her time to protecting women. She consults with financial advisors and works with their clients to help them avoid divorce mistakes.  Among numerous other designations in finance, Olivia is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Divorce Specialist, and Certified Money Coach.  Olivia is often highlighted in Forbes, US News, MSN, and other media. She hosts a money coaching podcast called 'Divorce for Wealthy Women.' And currently, she is training for an Ironman to raise money for a non-profit that helps women take control of their finances.  *** GET Olivia’s Buried Treasure: Hidden and Forgotten Assets Worksheet! *** Website: for Wealthy Women Podcast:  mentioned in this episode: Rainbows For All Children What Impact Does Your ”Standard of Living” REALLY Have On Your Divorce with Top Divorce Financial Expert, Olivia Summerhill Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part Two If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode!   ACCESS THE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT HERE:  YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: Divide & Thrive Divorce Planner Divorce is hard. Divide & Thrive makes planning for one EASY. The #1 regret I hear from people who've gone through a divorce is that they didn't PREPARE in advance. There is no do-over in divorce, so planning early in the process is a GAME CHANGER. Divide & Thrive's divorce planner takes the guesswork out of what to do. Their planner has helped THOUSANDS of people throughout the U.S. AND Canada save TIME and MONEY during divorce, and have PEACE OF MIND. Their PROGRAM guides you through HOW to set divorce goals, tackle your BUDGET with easy-to-use financial planning tools, STREAMLINES your essential document collection, and SIMPLIFIES asset cataloging.  Recommended by divorce attorneys, mediators, AND financial advisors, the easy-to-use planner helps you address the emotional AND business sides of divorce, and create your best next chapter. Check out www.divideandthrive.net for reviews and a peek inside the planner. Use the code SUSAN22 for 20% off! ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM
Why Divorcing with Respect is Your Key to a Better BEYOND with CCND’s Deborah Noonan and Jennifer Luise Champagne of CCND on Divorce & Beyond #258
Sep 12 2022
Why Divorcing with Respect is Your Key to a Better BEYOND with CCND’s Deborah Noonan and Jennifer Luise Champagne of CCND on Divorce & Beyond #258
It’s Divorce with Respect Week! Attorney Deb Noonan and Therapist, Jennifer Luise Champagne of CCND join Susan Guthrie, Esq. to share insights into why divorcing with respect is essential to your BEYOND!  As families move through the divorcing process, parents are often focused on their emotions over their soon-to-be ex. Respect and kindness are the furthest things from their minds. Yet, the reality of divorce is that it’s not just about what is happening today. It’s also about looking toward the future. How you divorce today will have so much to do with how you live your life beyond divorce.  Leading divorce professionals from The Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce join Susan for this impactful conversation about respect, integrity, and divorce.  Deborah Noonan, JD, is an experienced family law attorney who for the past 20 years has limited her practice to divorce mediation and Collaborative Divorce.  Jennifer Luise Champagne, MA, is a licensed professional counselor whose career has been devoted to the emotional and parenting issues of divorce.  Respectful insights from this episode include: Deb and Jennifer share their thoughts about what a respectful divorce looks likeThe challenges of maintaining respect during divorce Re-establishing integrity with your ex-partner and co-parent after separationSome helpful interventions or tools for when parties are having a hard time remaining respectfulWhat you can expect from Divorce with Respect week from CCND, including online events and workshops Respect can be in short supply throughout the divorce process. But, it is possible to obtain. Listen to this episode to hear how to divorce in a respectful and dignified way!    Access Episode Transcript:   About this week's special guests: Deborah Noonan, JD, and Jennifer Luise Champagne, MA Deborah Noonan, JD is an experienced family law attorney who for the past 20 years has limited her practice to divorce mediation and Collaborative Divorce.  After spending a number of years litigating divorces, and witnessing firsthand the harm contentious divorces cause families, especially children, Deborah decided to focus her family law practice on alternative methods of dispute resolution. As a mediator and collaborative attorney, Deborah works with clients to assist them in working out a settlement agreement in a cooperative and mindful problem-solving process that places great emphasis on reducing conflict, keeping children the focus, and empowering the parties to control the outcome of their divorce.  Deborah helps clients create quality solutions to meet their and their family’s individualized needs, bringing outside professionals, such as therapists and divorce financial specialists, into the process to promote a more holistic result. Deborah has had extensive mediation and Collaborative Divorce training and has presented on both topics at seminars and conferences. Website: Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce: Divorce with Respect Week: Luise Champagne, MA is a licensed professional counselor whose career has been devoted to the emotional and parenting issues of divorce. Over the past 35 years, she has focused her work with parents as they address the changing needs of their family; coaching parents as they share the decision to divorce with their children, creating parenting plans for the time of separation, and addressing communication challenges that impact parents and their children. Jennifer has received extensive training in mediation and collaborative divorce, as well as in co-parenting and parenting coordination. She is in private practice with offices in Shelton and on the shoreline in Madison and is an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law.   Jennifer is the current president of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and belongs to several collaborative practice groups within the state. Website:  Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce: Divorce with Respect Week:   Also mentioned in this episode: Rainbows For All Children GAL – AMC – OMG!  Demystifying the Role of a Guardian ad Litem or Attorney for the Minor Child Part One with Leading Attorney, Beth McCormack, Part 1 GAL – AMC – OMG!  Demystifying the Role of a Guardian ad Litem or Attorney for the Minor Child Part Two with Leading Attorney, Beth McCormack, Part 2 Parent Coordination Primer Part One of a Two-Part Episode with Attorney/Mediator, Carolyn Kalos Parent Coordination Primer Part Two: Navigating the Process with Carolyn Kalos on Divorce & Beyond #241 If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: Divide & Thrive Divorce Planner Divorce is hard. Divide & Thrive makes planning for one EASY. The #1 regret I hear from people who've gone through a divorce is that they didn't PREPARE in advance. There is no do-over in divorce, so planning early in the process is a GAME CHANGER. Divide & Thrive's divorce planner takes the guesswork out of what to do. Their planner has helped THOUSANDS of people throughout the U.S. AND Canada save TIME and MONEY during divorce, and have PEACE OF MIND. Their PROGRAM guides you through HOW to set divorce goals, tackle your BUDGET with easy-to-use financial planning tools, STREAMLINES your essential document collection, and SIMPLIFIES asset cataloging.  Recommended by divorce attorneys, mediators, AND financial advisors, the easy-to-use planner helps you address the emotional AND business sides of divorce, and create your best next chapter. Check out www.divideandthrive.net for reviews and a peek inside the planner. Use the code SUSAN22 for 20% off! ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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 Incredible Tale of One Mom’s Successful 10-Year Battle to Be Free of a Narcissist with Tina Swithin on Divorce & Beyond #257
Sep 5 2022
The Incredible Tale of One Mom’s Successful 10-Year Battle to Be Free of a Narcissist with Tina Swithin on Divorce & Beyond #257
This week, Tina Swithin, author of Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom’s Battle, re-joins Susan Guthrie, Esq. on The Divorce & Beyond podcast.  Tina shares her 10-year journey to protect herself and her daughters from an abusive ex-husband and her mission to help other women do the same!  In this episode, Susan highlights the value of Tina’s books, work, and journey.  There are so many lessons to be learned from her ten-year battle in a high-conflict divorce.  One of the most enduring lessons was how hard it was to protect her children’s safety and best interests in the family court system. But with tenacity and creativity in bringing proof about her ex-husband to the court, she was able to finally end her court battle and have a positive outcome.  Tina Swithin is the author of Divorcing a Narcissist (series), founder of One Mom’s Battle, and the High Conflict Divorce Coach Certification Program. Tina continues to champion children’s rights through her family court advocacy. Tina is working to raise awareness of the issues in the family court system and to educate the general public on post-separation abuse and narcissistic abuse. Tina is remarried and resides in San Luis Obispo, California with her husband and two daughters. Golden Nuggets and takeaways from this episode include: It only takes one person to create a high conflict case Children are often the abuser’s pawns during a divorceSome of the most challenging times for Tina were when she had to learn the system, play nice while trying to maintain boundaries, and have her voice heard In family court, it’s not what you say, but what you can prove. Tina shares how she was able to prove one of her ex’s lies while they were both under oathThe paradigm of being the safe parent and handling the sometimes explosive feelings and emotions your children express in your presenceThe power is in understanding the narcissist’s patterns so that you can manage their behaviors Tune into this episode to hear Tina’s amazing journey and for examples of how you can promote child safety advocacy in custody decisions!  About this week's special guest: Tina Swithin Tina Swithin survived a “Category Five Divorce Hurricane” while acting as her own attorney in a high-conflict custody battle that turned her family’s life upside down for over a decade. While divorces are never easy, Tina quickly learned that divorcing a narcissist or other high-conflict individual escalates family law cases to levels that few can comprehend.   During her ten year journey through the family court system in pro per, Tina went through a two-day trial, over 40 court dates and two full child custody evaluations. During this time, minor’s counsel was appointed, over twelve police reports were generated and a total of three child welfare reports determined that her ex-husband was a “moderate risk” yet did nothing to protect her children.   In 2020, Tina Swithin founded, “Family Court Awareness Month.” Tina is the author of Divorcing a Narcissist (series) and founder of the High Conflict Divorce Coach Certification Program. Tina Swithin has been awarded honors such as the “Top 20 Professionals Under 40” and the “Top 40 Professionals Under 40” in several regional California newspapers. Tina resides in San Luis Obispo, California with her husband and her two daughters.   Website: Safe Parents Organization: mentioned in this episode: Rainbows For All Children How One Mom‘s Battle is Changing the Face of High Conflict Divorce with Tina Swithin If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Back-to-School season is coming up which can be difficult for those going through a divorce.  This is especially true when alcohol and child safety is a concern.  On Divorce & Beyond, my mission includes bringing you the latest insider knowledge and information from top experts with regard to your divorce, especially during these changing times.  That’s why I’ve partnered with Soberlink to help create and offer resources to help you navigate the upcoming back-to-school season.  Soberlink is a remote alcohol monitoring technology created to help prove sobriety in custody cases. The system includes a high-tech breathalyzer device with facial recognition that allows you to receive real-time updates from monitored co-parents anytime, anywhere allowing for swift intervention for improved child safety.  They have helped hundreds of thousands of people document proof of sobriety in real-time for peace of mind in child custody cases.  Soberlink is currently offering free Back-to School & Divorce packets that include an expert Q&A with me, Back to School Checklist, Communication tips, and more. Request your free packet today at www.soberlink.com/susan ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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
Get Wise to the Tricks and Traps of Toxic People:  Avoiding Narcissists and Sociopaths in Your Life with Former Investigative Journalist and Divorce Coach, Amy Polacko #256
Aug 29 2022
Get Wise to the Tricks and Traps of Toxic People: Avoiding Narcissists and Sociopaths in Your Life with Former Investigative Journalist and Divorce Coach, Amy Polacko #256
Susan Guthrie, Esq. is joined by Freedom Warrior and Divorce Coach Amy Polacko on this episode of The Divorce & Beyond podcast.  Together they discuss critical information you need to know about the dangers that exist as you look for love. Amy Polacko is on a mission to teach women about the dangers of online dating and about the devastation toxic relationships can cause. The goal of this episode is to help listeners avoid toxic relationships, know the signs if you are in one, take steps to escape the toxicity and get to a place of healing.  Susan and Amy also discuss how to be your own investigative reporter when dating; including resources and strategies, you can use to research new potential partners and spot red flags. Amy Polacko is a Freedom Warrior 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. Golden Nuggets from this episode include: There is a growing awareness of toxic personalities and relationships depicted in today’s media  Gaslighting: what it is and what it looks like in relationshipsAmy shares several red flags of a toxic relationship or personality Distinguishing between love bombing versus someone trying their best The importance of being your own investigative reporter when dating onlineWhy boundary setting is an essential step in protecting yourselfIf you need some love bombing in your life, “Love bomb yourself.”   This episode will help you avoid toxic people, use your intuition, and be your own pitbull investigative reporter in love and in life! 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: mentioned in this episode: Rainbows For All Children Tindler Swindler Bad Vegan Inventing Anna How One Mom‘s Battle is Changing the Face of High Conflict Divorce with Tina Swithin TinEye Reverse Image Search If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: Divide & Thrive Divorce Planner Divorce is hard. Divide & Thrive makes planning for one EASY. The #1 regret I hear from people who've gone through a divorce is that they didn't PREPARE in advance. There is no do-over in divorce, so planning early in the process is a GAME CHANGER. Divide & Thrive's divorce planner takes the guesswork out of what to do. Their planner has helped THOUSANDS of people throughout the U.S. AND Canada save TIME and MONEY during divorce, and have PEACE OF MIND. Their PROGRAM guides you through HOW to set divorce goals, tackle your BUDGET with easy-to-use financial planning tools, STREAMLINES your essential document collection, and SIMPLIFIES asset cataloging.  Recommended by divorce attorneys, mediators, AND financial advisors, the easy-to-use planner helps you address the emotional AND business sides of divorce, and create your best next chapter. Check out www.divideandthrive.net for reviews and a peek inside the planner. Use the code SUSAN22 for 20% off! ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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 & Beyond August Headlines Roundup with Susan Guthrie #255
Aug 25 2022
The Divorce & Beyond August Headlines Roundup with Susan Guthrie #255
Ready to dive into the next installment of our Bonus Divorce & Beyond Headlines Round Up Monthly episode? Wondering what's up with Sly's Divorce?  The ongoing custody war between Olivia and Jason?  How about the fact that Kanye just lost his 5th divorce attorney?  These are just a few of the headlines that she unpacks for you this month.  Think you have nothing in common with these celebrity divorces?  Think again!  Stars are people too! This month, Host and Top Divorce Attorney, Susan Guthrie reviews some of the top stories from recent headlines and news about divorce, parenting, relationships, gray divorce, post-divorce co-parenting, high-conflict and more and shares some insights and lessons that you can learn from, and use, in your journey though divorce and BEYOND!  Get a behind the scenes look at some celebrity splits, high profile break ups and the stories behind the headlines from the Voice You Can Trust. In this month's Headline Round-up Susan discusses: Breaking TODAY:  Sylvester Stallone and Wife, Jennifer Flavin announce divorce after 25 years of marriage Olivia Wilde wins first custody battle against Jason Sudeikis Ben and Jen’s New PreNup 2.0:  Is There a Cheating Clause Like the First Time?Kelly Clarkson Reflects on "Rough Couple of Years" After Brandon Blackstock DivorceHow Kim Kardashian’s Lawyer Responded After Kanye West Lost Yet Another Lawyer in the Divorce Case FBI not expected to reopen Brad Pitt case after explosive Angelina report 'Love Is Blind' 's Danielle Ruhl and Iyanna McNeely Have Girls Night with Costars After Divorce News Listen in and you will never look at the Headlines and Divorce the same way again!   Episodes and Articles Mentioned: Susan's Interview with Divorce Journalist, Ilyssa Panitz in Authority Magazine from Medium.com on the Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis custody actionIlyssa Panitz on Divorce & Beyond:  The Top 5 Things You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive in Your Divorce ***************************************** Podcast Transcript Available:    ***************************************** 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 20,000 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 career.   ****************************************************************************************** Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw *********** Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would  give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ***************************************************************************** DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM
How to Cope When There’s No “Co” in Your Co-Parenting with Christina McGhee on Divorce & Beyond #254
Aug 22 2022
How to Cope When There’s No “Co” in Your Co-Parenting with Christina McGhee on Divorce & Beyond #254
America’s Favorite Parenting Expert is back on the show! Christina McGhee re-joins host Susan Guthrie on The Divorce & Beyond podcast. Together they discuss the top tips for managing a difficult co-parent!  Parenting even under the best of circumstances is challenging. When you add into the mix a co-parent who is uncooperative or high conflict, it’s downright exhausting. So, what can you do?  Christina has some wonderful tips about how to maneuver a co-parenting situation where your co-parent is non-existent or uncooperative. Christina shares ways to work through the feelings of hopelessness and exhaustion. Plus, she talks about how to get to a place of being in control of yourself and your emotions so you can be an empowered, consistent, engaging, and confident parent to your children.  Christina McGhee is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families.  She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, “Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.” Some topics that Christina and Susan discuss: What Christina means when she says “When there’s no “Co” in Co-parenting…”Instead of staying focused on fixing the co-parent, lean into your co-parenting values and work on yourselfRadical acceptance: Adjust your expectations and accept things the way they are…for now. “It may not get easier, but how you manage it makes a difference.” Ask yourself: How is your response going to impact your children?Talk about the problem, not the person. “Making the other parent look small will never make you look big.”Don’t forget about the power of one!  Tune into this episode to hear tips and strategies that will keep your children at the center of your divorce and to learn how to cope with a difficult co-parent! About this week's special guest: Christina McGhee Christina McGhee is a speaker and divorce parenting expert who believes divorce doesn't have to equal devastation for families.   While splitting up is undeniably hard, with the right kind of information and support, she thinks parents can be children's absolute best resource as life changes.   As a coach with 20+ years of experience, Christina is dedicated to providing parents with the tools and practical support they need to get it right for their kids.  She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids.   As a child of divorce and as a bonus mom (aka step-mom), Christina gets plenty of opportunities to practice what she preaches.  Together she and her husband have four “adultish” children (2 bonus, 2 bio), an ever-growing community of rescue dogs/cats, and an obscene number of chickens. You can nd out more about her at divorceandchildren.com  Website: www.divorceandchildren.com  Co-Parenting Specialist (CoPS) Certification Training with Mosten Guthrie Academy:   Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids: mentioned in this episode: Rainbows For All Children If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: Divide & Thrive Divorce Planner Divorce is hard. Divide & Thrive makes planning for one EASY. The #1 regret I hear from people who've gone through a divorce is that they didn't PREPARE in advance. There is no do-over in divorce, so planning early in the process is a GAME CHANGER. Divide & Thrive's divorce planner takes the guesswork out of what to do. Their planner has helped THOUSANDS of people throughout the U.S. AND Canada save TIME and MONEY during divorce, and have PEACE OF MIND. Their PROGRAM guides you through HOW to set divorce goals, tackle your BUDGET with easy-to-use financial planning tools, STREAMLINES your essential document collection, and SIMPLIFIES asset cataloging.  Recommended by divorce attorneys, mediators, AND financial advisors, the easy-to-use planner helps you address the emotional AND business sides of divorce, and create your best next chapter. Check out www.divideandthrive.net for reviews and a peek inside the planner. Use the code SUSAN22 for 20% off! ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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
Set Your Kids Up for Success with Back to School Tips from Jenny Stevens in a Special Bonus Episode of Divorce & Beyond #253
Aug 18 2022
Set Your Kids Up for Success with Back to School Tips from Jenny Stevens in a Special Bonus Episode of Divorce & Beyond #253
In this special Bonus Episode, Susan Guthrie is joined by popular guest, Jenny Stevens, who shares tips from her 20 years as a school counselor at one of the top private schools in the country (and a divorced mom herself) to help you  set your kids up for success as they go back to school! The transition from the fun days of summer back to the structure and regimen of the school year can be a jolt for kids and when you add the stress of a family going through divorce or separation, this can be a tough time for all involved, but especially for the children. Jenny shares truly insightful and practical steps that parents can take in advance, and throughout the school year, to make everything much easier and truly enjoyable for kids.  She covers everything from moving up bedtime a few weeks before the first day of school, to having some dedicated spaces for backpacks, homework and even after school snacks.  There are golden nuggets galore and your kids will thrive as they head back to school from their two homes! Jenny Stevens, spent almost 20 years support children and families as a Licensed Clinical School Counselor (LCSC) and currently has a private practice as a therapist and coach for those who are navigating major life transitions and challenges.  As a divorce mother herself, making sure that kids thrive in their home and school life is her passion and this episode is everything that you, and your kids, need to succeed!   *** Don't forget to share your new school year traditions with us!  We will be sharing your great ideas on social media to help other families going through divorce, separation and navigating two homes.  Send your ideas and insights to divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com! ***   Transcript of the Episode:   About this week's special guest: Jenny Stevens Jenny Stevens, LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) spent 20 years working with adolescents and families as a school counselor. In 2021, Jenny launched Create Change Consultants to provide counseling for individuals navigating major life events, such as divorce, or those looking to create change within their lives.  Jenny knows firsthand the challenges of major life changes. From attending nine schools in the span of twelve years, losing her father at the age of nineteen, learning as an adult how to cope with her mother’s fading mental health, and going through her own divorce, Jenny has tremendous insight into dramatic change and how to cope.  As a therapist, Jenny brings a warm, inviting and unique style to interactions with her clients. She cares deeply about helping and supporting her clients to make the changes they have always wanted, but didn't possess the motivation and inspiration needed to do so. In addition to her private practice, Jenny works with Vesta Divorce to provide support through complementary events, education and trainings to those navigating the divorce process, including children. Reach out to Jenny and contact her through her website:  www.createchangeconsultants.com Follow Jenny on Instagram:  @createchangeconsultants Also mentioned in this episode: Singing Single Bells This Holiday Season?  Surviving the Solitary Season with Jenny Stevens How to Talk to Your Kids About School Shootings with Jenny Stevens   Soberlink is currently offering free Back-to-School & Divorce packets that include an expert Q&A with me, Back to School Checklist, Communication tips, and more. Request your free packet today at www.soberlink.com/susan ******************************************************************* 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 the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 22,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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
You Won’t Believe All the Ways that a Private Investigator Can Help You in Your Divorce with the Barefoot P.I., Jan Barefoot on Divorce & Beyond #252
Aug 15 2022
You Won’t Believe All the Ways that a Private Investigator Can Help You in Your Divorce with the Barefoot P.I., Jan Barefoot on Divorce & Beyond #252
Susan Guthrie is joined by Jan Barefoot, the Barefoot P.I., to discuss how a private investigator may be the secret weapon you need for your divorce! This episode aims to help listeners understand what a private investigator (P.I.) does in a divorce. We often think about hiring a P.I. solely to find out if a spouse is having an affair. Yet, there is so much more they can do to help bolster the divorce case, including gathering information or creating a safe space for your next move.  Ultimately a private investigator can help you by confirming your gut instincts, unburdening emotional turmoil, and allowing you to gain clarity on how you want to proceed with your divorce.  Jan Barefoot founded Barefoot Professional Investigations in 1986 to provide targeted investigative services to clients in the southeastern United States. Jan’s unique interest in investigations was spurred by her experience working within the legal industry and a keen ability to uncover details. Jan’s passion is to impact the lives of Clients from favorable verdicts in capital murders cases to restoring spouses whose families have been wronged. Jan and Susan cover these Golden Nugget topics: How a P.I. can be helpful to someone going through a divorceWhat a private investigator does when performing surveillance servicesJan explains that when you are involved in a custody dispute there is information a P.I. can gather for your caseUnderstanding the complexities of today’s digital world, digital forensics, and divorce Best practices for background checks when newly dating or even highering childcare services  You won’t believe all of the ways a P.I. can help you in your divorce. Listen to this eye-opening episode!  Transcript of the Episode: this week's special guest: Jan Barefoot Charlotte native Jan Barefoot founded Barefoot Professional Investigations in 1986 to provide targeted investigative services to clients in the southeastern United States. Jan’s unique interest in investigations was spurred by her experience working within the legal industry and a keen ability to uncover details. Jan’s passion is to impact the lives of Clients from favorable verdicts in capital murders cases to restoring spouses whose families have been wronged.  Her approach to private investigations has always been simple: deliver on commitments and provide unparalleled customer service. By nature, private investigation work is often quite sensitive and can be extremely challenging to all involved parties. Jan knows how critical it is to operate with respect, discretion, and professionalism. Over three decades later and after investigating over 200 murder cases and nearly 3,000 domestic cases, her investigators and staff continue to carry that torch. Jan holds a degree from King’s Business College and worked as a legal assistant for several years before moving to the investigative industry. She is an active member of the National Association of Legal Investigators, Intellenet, and the World Association of Detectives and enjoys continuing to grow and learn from the investigative community and industry colleagues. Website:  mentioned in this episode: Rainbows For All Children How One Mom‘s Battle is Changing the Face of High Conflict Divorce, with Tina Swithin If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: Divide & Thrive Divorce Planner Divorce is hard. Divide & Thrive makes planning for one EASY. The #1 regret I hear from people who've gone through a divorce is that they didn't PREPARE in advance. There is no do-over in divorce, so planning early in the process is a GAME CHANGER. Divide & Thrive's divorce planner takes the guesswork out of what to do. Their planner has helped THOUSANDS of people throughout the U.S. AND Canada save TIME and MONEY during divorce, and have PEACE OF MIND. Their PROGRAM guides you through HOW to set divorce goals, tackle your BUDGET with easy-to-use financial planning tools, STREAMLINES your essential document collection, and SIMPLIFIES asset cataloging.  Recommended by divorce attorneys, mediators, AND financial advisors, the easy-to-use planner helps you address the emotional AND business sides of divorce, and create your best next chapter. Check out www.divideandthrive.net for reviews and a peek inside the planner. Use the code SUSAN22 for 20% off! ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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
”Dating in Your 40s Be Like . . .”  The Viral TikTok Heard Round the World with Molly Dare Hillenbrand on a Special Bonus Episode of Divorce & Beyond #251
Aug 11 2022
”Dating in Your 40s Be Like . . .” The Viral TikTok Heard Round the World with Molly Dare Hillenbrand on a Special Bonus Episode of Divorce & Beyond #251
In a Special Bonus Mini-sode, host Susan Guthrie is joined by returning guest Molly Dare Hillenbrand, the dynamic founder of HillenBRAND Media and the host of "On Air with Molly Dare."  They discuss Molly's recent viral TikTok post with well over 1.5 million views that caused a media sensation nationwide with features in the New York Post and on NewsNationLive among others! In a post captioned "Dating in Your 40s be like . . . " that must be seen to be believed (click here to watch!) Molly used a audio thread from a voicemail from "Dimitri" to highlight the sometimes treacherous waters of dating for women.  Although Molly's TikTok videos are always popular (follow her at @mollydareofficial) this one went almost instantly viral with more than 1.5 million views and over 17,000 comments.   While many of the comments were supportive and commiserated with the sometimes "narcissistic" dating pool out there, there was also a flood of misogynistic backlash and vitriol.  Molly has since posted more videos in response and shares some of the lessons learned along the way so tune in and check this one out - you won't believe your ears!  Trust us, if you are in a relationship, after listening to this episode, you will turn to your partner and say "thank you!" About our special guest: Molly Dare Hillenbrand Known for her powerhouse PR skills, Molly Dare Hillenbrand founded hillenBRAND Media in 2017, promoting entrepreneurs, business owners and media personalities through filmed social media segments, on-camera interviews, and podcast episodes of On Air with Molly Dare. Molly is also known for her work both in front of, and behind, the camera. She has hosted and produced multiple nationwide segments for the ‘Eye On’ channel, providing viewers with insight happenings  in their city, while simultaneously giving brands exposure to viewers across the country. Molly’s incredible work ethic has kept her at the top of her field year after year most recently being featured on the cover of Formidable Woman Magazine and a sought after guest on numerous podcasts. Undoubtedly, Molly’s most important role in life (and biggest passion!) is being a single mom to her two talented and beautiful daughters, Carolyn and Sophie, and her three super cute and snuggly dogs.  Website:  www.mollydare.com Instagram: @mollydare TikTok: @mollydareofficial   Also mentioned in this episode: Molly's First Episode on Divorce & Beyond: If I Had Only Known Then What I Know Now: Reflections on Divorce from Molly Dare Hillenbrand Susan's Episode on Molly's Podcast: A Story of Pivoting and the Gift of Divorce with Susan Guthrie on On Air With Molly Dare Molly's Spotlight Series with Susan:  One on One with Chicago's Susan Guthrie If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode!   ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* We'd really appreciate it if you would give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ********************************************************************* DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM
How Do You Stop Being So Angry About Your Divorce with the Founder of Divorced Girl Smiling, Jackie Pilossoph on Divorce & Beyond #250
Aug 8 2022
How Do You Stop Being So Angry About Your Divorce with the Founder of Divorced Girl Smiling, Jackie Pilossoph on Divorce & Beyond #250
This week host Susan Guthrie is joined by returning guest Jackie Pilossoph, Founder of Divorced Girl Smiling. Together Susan and Jackie discuss the importance of understanding the anger about your divorce and how to move past it so that you can thrive in your beautiful beyond! Some people go ten, twenty, or even thirty years caught up in the anger of their divorce.  For example, we all know that one person who continues to talk about how angry they are that their ex left them for another person, twenty years earlier. It’s normal and healthy to be angry.  However, holding onto anger for too long will impact your entire life; and not in the best of ways.  During their conversation, Jackie shares seven practical tips and suggestions to help you acknowledge, process, and work through your emotions. If you are wondering HOW to let go of your anger - Jackie will help you! You have all the control of letting that anger go - it’s time to smile again.  Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and editor-in-chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, a website, podcast, and app. Jackie, who went through a divorce several years ago, is a former TV and newspaper journalist who spent 8 years writing her syndicated weekly column, Love Essentially for the Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune. Jackie and Susan discuss these Golden Nuggets: No judgment zone! Anger is a normal and healthy emotionIf you are in the anger phase - it’s okay to acknowledge it to others“We can choose what we want to define ourselves as - anger, bitterness, or living in the past should not be one of those things.”Letting go does not mean forgetting what happened Why you should shift the focus on yourself and your children “The only time you should think about the past is if you are going to learn from it and do better.” “If you love yourself don’t say, ‘What if…’”The bottom line: You have to love yourself enough to let that anger go This episode is a must-listen for anyone eager to learn how to release their anger for good! About this week's special guest: Jackie Pilossoph Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, the website, podcast and mobile app. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also created and wrote the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, which was published in the Pioneer Press, The Chicago Tribune and all other Tribune Publishing publications for 7 1/2 years. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University, and spent time as a broadcast journalist at KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as several years writing feature stories for the Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune. She lives in Chicago with her family. Oh, and she’s divorced.  Website: divorcedgirlsmiling.com Instagram: @divorced_g Also mentioned in this episode: Rainbows For All Children The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Ex is Being a Jerk and What to Do About It with Divorced Girl Smiling with Jackie Pilossoph How Do You Stop Being Angry about Divorce? Drowning in Drink: Alcohol Use and Abuse in Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part Two  Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part One  If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Back-to-School season is coming up which can be difficult for those going through a divorce.  This is especially true when alcohol and child safety is a concern.  On Divorce & Beyond, my mission includes bringing you the latest insider knowledge and information from top experts with regard to your divorce, especially during these changing times.  That’s why I’ve partnered with Soberlink to help create and offer resources to help you navigate the upcoming back-to-school season.  Soberlink is a remote alcohol monitoring technology created to help prove sobriety in custody cases. The system includes a high-tech breathalyzer device with facial recognition that allows you to receive real-time updates from monitored co-parents anytime, anywhere allowing for swift intervention for improved child safety.  They have helped hundreds of thousands of people document proof of sobriety in real-time for peace of mind in child custody cases.  Soberlink is currently offering free Back-to-School & Divorce packets that include an expert Q&A with me, Back to School Checklist, Communication tips, and more. Request your free packet today at www.soberlink.com/susan ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   Follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********************************************************************* SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* 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
Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part Two on Divorce and Beyond #249
Aug 4 2022
Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part Two on Divorce and Beyond #249
Are you ready to hear MORE of the most memorable moments and juicy stories from today’s top divorce professionals on the Divorce & Beyond podcast?  — We are back with Part Two of the Most Memorable Cases from our favorite Divorce & Beyond expert guests.  In this episode, guests such as Evan Schein, Michelle Dempsey Multack, and Debra Doak discuss their most memorable divorce cases and experiences. Plus, Susan Guthrie shares her most memorable case too! Guests share tips and insights learned from these interesting and sometimes outrageous situations. If you haven’t listened to Part One of this special series, listen to Monday’s episode to get caught up! Some of the most memorable cases and topics in this episode include: Pet custody and dog grooming, oh my! Divorce Coach Debra Doak shares her memory about a months-long stall of a divorce case over the grooming of a shared pet. Rock-star family attorney Evan Schein reflects on a case that has stayed with him his entire career which involved heartbreak and infidelity. He talks about how it taught him the emotional impact of divorce.Divorce and Transformational Coach Karen Millon remembers working with a client who was stalled by indecision, guilt, blame, and grief over her divorce. Karen walks us through how her client learned to embrace her worthiness. “Everything she said was a lie!” Uswah Khan, family law attorney, shares about her first divorce case in which she represented a dream client who then exploded the first time he stepped onto the witness stand!You will also hear insightful and astounding experiences from Lesa Koski, Michelle Dempsey-Multack, Olivia Summerhill, Kate Anthony, and Susan Guthrie!    Listen in to hear the intriguing case details, insights, and knowledge from today’s leading divorce professionals!  ***************************************** This episode featured knowledge and wisdom from these special guests:  Debra Doak  Evan Schein  Karen Millon  Uswah Khan  Lesa Koski Michelle Dempsey Olivia Summerhill Kate Anthony  Susan Guthrie  Episodes mentioned: How to Find the Coach You NEED to Succeed in Your Divorce with the Founders of the Divorce Coaches Academy, Tracy Callahan, and Debra DoakThe Ultimate Guide to Depositions in Divorce Cases with Leading Family Law Litigator, Evan ScheinIt’s Never Too Early to Start Healing with Karen MillonEverything You Need to Know to Get a Restraining Order with Uswah KhanDoing Divorce Different Because There Isn‘t Just One Way with Attorney Lesa Koski Moving On From Your Divorce with Michelle Dempsey-MultackWhat Impact Does Your ”Standard of Living” REALLY Have On Your Divorce with Top Divorce Financial Expert, Olivia SummerhillIs it Over?  Should You Stay?  Should You Go?  Find out with Kate Anthony The Great Escape: Planning Your Exit From an Abusive Relationship with a Narcissist with Transformation Coach with Victoria McCooey Also mentioned: Schein On with Evan Schein Healin with Karen Millon Doing Divorce Different with Lesa Koski The Moms Moving On Divorce & Co-Parenting Podcast with Michelle Dempsey-Multack Michelle’s book Moms Moving On  The Divorce Survival Guide with Kate Anthony ************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Back-to-School season is coming up which can be difficult for those going through a divorce.  This is especially true when alcohol and child safety is a concern.  On Divorce & Beyond, my mission includes bringing you the latest insider knowledge and information from top experts with regard to your divorce, especially during these changing times.  That’s why I’ve partnered with Soberlink to help create and offer resources to help you navigate the upcoming back-to-school season.  Soberlink is a remote alcohol monitoring technology created to help prove sobriety in custody cases. The system includes a high-tech breathalyzer device with facial recognition that allows you to receive real-time updates from monitored co-parents anytime, anywhere allowing for swift intervention for improved child safety.  They have helped hundreds of thousands of people document proof of sobriety in real-time for peace of mind in child custody cases.  Soberlink is currently offering free Back-to-School & Divorce packets that include an expert Q&A with me, Back to School Checklist, Communication tips, and more. Request your free packet today at www.soberlink.com/susan ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, 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
Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part One on Divorce & Beyond #248
Aug 1 2022
Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most-Memorable Divorce Cases Part One on Divorce & Beyond #248
Are you ready to hear some of the most memorable moments and juicy details from today’s leading experts featured on the Divorce And Beyond podcast?  — August kicks off with a special two-part episode from Host and Top Divorce Attorney, Susan Guthrie.  A few weeks ago, she ran a post on Instagram that shared a recent Buzzfeed article that contained a bunch of divorce attorneys' craziest cases. The post was so popular that Susan decided to create a podcast episode devoted to some of the most memorable cases and experiences from past guest experts of the show. In this episode, experts and friends, such as Bill Eddy, Kate Anthony, and Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, share their most memorable cases or clients with us. They also share an important lesson or takeaway that they learned from the experience. There are some amazing insights for everyone, as well as some juicy stories too.  Many of our experts wanted to participate in this special series, so we produced a two-part episode to fit all their wisdom and experiences.  You'll hear Part One today and then tune in again on Thursday for Part Two. Some of the most memorable cases and topics include: Lessons learned from a stunning divorce case involving a husband and wife, spanning over ten years, as told by High Conflict Expert Bill EddyA true example of “once a cheater, always a cheater…” is exposed as Eric Broder retells his most memorable divorce case momentThe Divorce Doctor, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen reflects on a case with a challenging client and the slow process of excavating the client’s experiences and feelings versus leaning into the story about her ex-partner “We make mistakes, but we are not a mistake.”Billion Dollar Divorce Attorney Beth McCormack shares her time as a child advocate of a young girl who was experiencing parental alienation, how she was able to help, and later watched the young girl grow up and succeed in lifePlus, you’ll hear insightful and astounding experiences shared by Kate Anthony, Tracy Malone, and Karen and Catherine of My Divorce Solution! Listen in to hear the amazing case details, takeaways, and wisdom from today’s top divorce professionals!  ***************************************** This episode featured knowledge and wisdom from these special guests:  Bill Eddy Eric Broder Dr. Elizabeth Cohen Beth McCormack Kate Anthony     Tracy Malone Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution Episodes mentioned: Divorce & Beyond May Headlines Round Up with Susan Guthrie and Special Guest, Beth McCormackGAL – AMC – OMG! Demystifying the Role of a Guardian ad Litem or Attorney for the Minor Child Part One with Leading Attorney, Beth McCormack GAL – AMC – OMG! Demystifying the Role of a Guardian ad Litem or Attorney for the Minor Child Part Two with Leading Attorney, Beth McCormackGet Ready to BIFF Your High Conflict Ex with Bill Eddy Yes, You CAN Mediate a High Conflict Divorce with Bill Eddy Divorcing a Narcissist or Borderline? How to Protect Yourself with Bill Eddy Thinking About Divorce?  Your Top 5 FAQs Answered by Leading Divorce Attorney, Eric Broder Is it Over?  Should You Stay?  Should You Go?  Find out with Kate Anthony What to Expect When Divorcing a Narcissist: If You Are Aware, Then You Can Prepare with Tracy Malone Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce Part Two with Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution  Also mentioned: Buzzfeed article  The Light on the Other Side of Divorce, by Dr. Elizabeth Cohen The Divorce Survival Guide podcast from Kate Anthony Divorcing Your Narcissist: You Can’t Make This Sh** Up!  by Tracy Malone ************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: SOBERLINK Back-to-School season is coming up which can be difficult for those going through a divorce.  This is especially true when alcohol and child safety is a concern.  On Divorce & Beyond, my mission includes bringing you the latest insider knowledge and information from top experts with regard to your divorce, especially during these changing times.  That’s why I’ve partnered with Soberlink to help create and offer resources to help you navigate the upcoming back-to-school season.  Soberlink is a remote alcohol monitoring technology created to help prove sobriety in custody cases. The system includes a high-tech breathalyzer device with facial recognition that allows you to receive real-time updates from monitored co-parents anytime, anywhere allowing for swift intervention for improved child safety.  They have helped hundreds of thousands of people document proof of sobriety in real-time for peace of mind in child custody cases.  Soberlink is currently offering free Back-to-School & Divorce packets that include an expert Q&A with me, Back to School Checklist, Communication tips, and more. Request your free packet today at www.soberlink.com/susan ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, 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 Brown Girl’s (or Guy’s) Guide to Divorce: What to Do When Your Culture Collides with Your Divorce with Author and Coach, Cindy Gunraj on Divorce & Beyond #247
Jul 25 2022
The Brown Girl’s (or Guy’s) Guide to Divorce: What to Do When Your Culture Collides with Your Divorce with Author and Coach, Cindy Gunraj on Divorce & Beyond #247
On this week's episode, Host, Susan Guthrie and Special Guest, Cindy Gunraj discuss the layered and nuanced topic of cultural norms as they relate to divorce and how your family's expectations and beliefs can make a difficult experience even harder. Cindy Gunraj is a brown woman who has tackled the difficult experience of divorce within a family construct and culture that prizes marriage and family above the individual.  Her experience brought her into direct conflict with her parents and extended family in a way that made her divorce feel like a failure not only on a personal level, but on a societal one as well.  The bright side is that Cindy persevered, worked to understand and appreciate the love while also challenging those cultural norms in a way that ultimately resulted in her receiving her family's support for her divorce and her parents' blessing.  Cindy shares her experience and her insights to help others who are facing a divorce that collides with their family, culture, religion and more in her book, Winning Your Parents' Approval for Divorce: 7 Practices to Leave Your Marriage with Their Blessing. Some topics that Cindy and Susan discuss: How Cindy's parents and extended family reacted to her announcement that she was getting a divorceThe ways in which a brown woman's or man's self-image are tied to their cultural norms and challenged when those norms and brokenWhy boundary setting is a necessary part of seeking family approval and support in divorceWhy "priming" is an essential tool for dealing with family get-togethers and eventsHow self-care is at the core of finding a way to merge your own happiness with your family's expectations This episode is the essential starter guide for merging your family, culture and your need for personal happiness and growth - be sure to listen! GET A FREE E-COPY OF CINDY'S BOOK!:  It's easy, just send Cindy and email at cindy@stillnessblooms.com and mention "Divorce & Beyond!" Get Cindy's second book: Listen to Yourself: The Brown Girl’s Guide to Trusting Your Intuition Find out more about Cindy and her coaching services:  www.stillnessblooms.com Check out the Costa Rica Retreat in August, 2022: this week's special guest: Cindy Gunraj Peeling away the veils of cultural taboos, Cindy Gunraj bravely left a stifling marriage and deepened bonds with her parents. She’s an ICF credited coach and certified divorce coach helping women who are contemplating divorce and are deeply concerned about cultural pressures that come into play in divorce. Cindy’s also the author of 1# Amazon bestseller,  “Winning Your Parents’ Approval for Divorce. 7 Practices to Leave Your Marriage with Their Blessing.”  Her most recent book “Listen to Yourself: The Brown Girl’s Guide to Trusting Your Intuition” was a 1# Amazon International Best Seller.  Cindy enjoys hiking and spending time with her corgi Joy and life partner David.  ****************************************************************************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: MY DIVORCE SOLUTION It’s common to experience anxiety about your finances when it comes to divorce. To manage that anxiety, My Divorce Solution created The Divorce Financial Portrait, the ultimate divorce tool to avoid common financial pitfalls. Too often, spouses act prematurely or enter into a settlement agreement without knowing the financial impact.  Financial knowledge is essential when determining alimony, child support, and the division of assets and liabilities. And it makes a difficult situation better for everyone—especially for children.   Head on over to their website -mydivorcesolution.com to get more information. If you are thinking about divorce or in the middle of it, obtain your “Divorce Financial Portrait™” to make smart and confident financial decisions. Learn more at MyDivorceSolution.com. and don’t forget to tell them that you heard about it on the Divorce & Beyond Podcast! Listen to the Founders of My Divorce Solution on the show in a special Two-Part Episode! Part One: Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce with Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution Part Two: Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce with Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, 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 & Beyond July Headlines Round Up with Susan Guthrie and Special Guest, Gabrielle Hartley
Jul 21 2022
The Divorce & Beyond July Headlines Round Up with Susan Guthrie and Special Guest, Gabrielle Hartley
Ready to dive into the next installment of our Bonus Divorce & Beyond Headlines Round Up Monthly episode?  This month, Host and Top Divorce Attorney, Susan Guthrie is joined by one her good friends and a favorite guest, Attorney and Author, Gabrielle Hartley, whose experience withhigh profile divorces will give us a peek inside the inner workings behind the headlines.  Susan and Gabrielle review some of the top stories from recent headlines and news about divorce, parenting, relationships and more and share some insights and lessons that you can learn from and use in your journey though divorce and BEYOND!  Get a behind the scenes look at some celebrity splits, high profile break ups and the stories behind the headlines from the Voice You Can Trust. In this month's Headline Round-up Susan and Gabrielle discuss: Divorce Shocker! Valerie Bertinelli’s Estranged Husband Reveals Actress Pulls In $180k A Month While He’s Paid $16 An Hour As Support War Heats UpMeghan King is Getting an Annulment from Husband, Cuffe Biden OwensKara Ross, Wife of Trumpy Miami Dolphins Billionaire, Stephen Ross Files for DivorceJerry Hall, 66, Files to Divorce Billionaire, Rupert Murdoch, 91, and Asks Judge for Spousal SupportGoogle Billionaire Sergey Brin Works to Keep Divorce Details Under WrapsThe Weatherman Divorce - Rob Marciano Offers Wisdom After Wife Eryn Files for DivorceLisa, Lenny Hochstein Put on United Front for Son Logan's Birthday Amid DivorceHow Americans Became Convinced Divorce Is Bad for Kids Listen in and you will never look at the Headlines and Divorce the same way again!   Episodes Mentioned: The Good Divorce: Honoring the Work of the Late Dr. Constance Ahrons with Special Guest, Terri Breer Special Bonus Episode:  A Conversation with Celebrity Divorce Attorney, Laura Wasser on Divorce & Beyond   ***************************************** More about our Special Guest:  Gabrielle Hartley Beth is an equity partner at Beermann LLC here in Chicago and her practice focuses on: highly complex family law matters with vast experience in complex litigation,mediation and collaborative law.Beth also represents children, when appointed by the court,Beth appreciates the sensitivity surrounding high net-worth, high-profile, and child-related matters, with each requiring a very different skill set. As one of the most influential attorneys in Chicago, Ms. McCormack has naturally become a mentor to many professionals in the legal community. Her peers consistently nominate her as a Best Lawyer, Super Lawyer, and Leading Lawyer. Most recently, Beth was named top 50 women Super Lawyers. Her work ethic and community involvement have earned her accolades within the legal community, and beyond, Find our more about Beth:    BMcCormack@beermannlaw.com Instagram:  @bethfmccormack **************************************************************************** Listen to Beth's Other Appearances on Divorce & Beyond! Lessons from a Billion Dollar Divorce Attorney and GAL  AMC  OMG – Demystifying the Role of Guardian ad Litem and Attorney for the Minor Children Part One and Part Two ************************************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 20,000 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 career.   ****************************************************************************************** Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw ********** If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! *********** Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would  give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show in a review - your feedback really matters to us!  You can get in touch with Susan at divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com.  Don't forget to visit the webpage www.divorceandbeyondpod.com and sign up for the free NEWSLETTER to receive a special welcome video from Susan and more!! ***************************************************************************** DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM
How to Spot the Red Flags of Financial Abuse in Divorce with Top Forensic Accountant, Tracy Coenen on Divorce & Beyond #246
Jul 18 2022
How to Spot the Red Flags of Financial Abuse in Divorce with Top Forensic Accountant, Tracy Coenen on Divorce & Beyond #246
On this week's episode, Host, Susan Guthrie and Special Guest, Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF, MAFF, one of the leading forensic accountants in the country, review the essential red flags you need to look for if you suspect financial abuse or infidelity in your divorce! According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, nearly one-third of U.S. couples filing for divorce engage in financial infidelity. Financial fraud in divorce commonly involves one spouse hiding or misrepresenting assets to tweak the divorce settlement in his or her favor.  This is the world that this week's guest, Tracy Coenen lives in.  Tracy is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFF (Certified ForensicL and a MAFF (Master Analyst in Financial Forensics) and her entire career is based on uncovering fraud and financial deception in both divorce and business matters.   Although financial abuse is common, it can be very difficult to prove, especially when you don't know what to look for.  In this episode, Tracy shares her top RED FLAGS to look for to see if you can spot financial abuse in your relationship.   Tracy also has created the first ever financial program available to the public that will help people to analyze the martital finances to uncover the clues and evidence of financial abuse in a cost-effective manner.  Not everyone can afford the tens of thousands of dollars that it may cost to hire a forensic accountant like Tracy, so her Divorce Money Guide is the gamechanger you have been looking for! Take Tracy's FREE Quiz:  TAKE THE FREE DIVORCE FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT Take Tracy's FREE Financial Fraud Worshop:   About this week's special guest: Tracy Coenen Tracy Coenen is known as a no nonsense forensic accountant who delivers the “real deal” to her clients. Let’s face it: When your money is on the line, there is zero time to dance around an issue. Her passion lies in helping people find answers. Answers to questions like “Where did our money go?” After years of watching those who couldn’t justify the cost of a forensic accountant lose thousands of dollars in their divorces, Tracy knew she had to create a solution. That’s why she put her heart into creating the Divorce Money Guide.  Tracy has worked as a forensic account for more than 25 years, doing fraud investigations for people in divorce and companies whose employees have stolen from them. She is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics), and MAFF (Master Analyst in Financial Forensics). She testifies as an expert witness around the country. Follow the Divorce Money Guide on Instagram at @divorcemoneyguide Watch the video version of the episode on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast YouTube Channel here: forget to Like and SUBSCRIBE!! ****************************************************************************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: MY DIVORCE SOLUTION It’s common to experience anxiety about your finances when it comes to divorce. To manage that anxiety, My Divorce Solution created The Divorce Financial Portrait, the ultimate divorce tool to avoid common financial pitfalls. Too often, spouses act prematurely or enter into a settlement agreement without knowing the financial impact.  Financial knowledge is essential when determining alimony, child support, and the division of assets and liabilities. And it makes a difficult situation better for everyone—especially for children.   Head on over to their website -mydivorcesolution.com to get more information. If you are thinking about divorce or in the middle of it, obtain your “Divorce Financial Portrait™” to make smart and confident financial decisions. Learn more at MyDivorceSolution.com. and don’t forget to tell them that you heard about it on the Divorce & Beyond Podcast! Listen to the Founders of My Divorce Solution on the show in a special Two-Part Episode! Part One: Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce with Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution Part Two: Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce with Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, 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 Really Have an ”Amicable” Divorce? Find Out How with the Founder of the Amicable Divorce Network, Tracy Moore-Grant on Divorce & Beyond #245
Jul 11 2022
Can You Really Have an ”Amicable” Divorce? Find Out How with the Founder of the Amicable Divorce Network, Tracy Moore-Grant on Divorce & Beyond #245
On this week's episode, Host, Susan Guthrie sits down to chat with Attorney Tracy Moore-Grant, the co-founder of The Amicable Divorce Network, to discuss what an "amicable" divorce really is and what you need to know to have one! Most everyone says that they want to have an "amicable divorce" but what does that really mean?  Do you have to be the best of friends to have an amicable divorce?  Can your divorce be complicated but still amicable? Tracy Moore-Grant has the answers to these questions and many more and believe us, she is the right person to ask!  Tracy is one of the co-founders of The Amicable Divorce Network, a curated and vetted community of divorce professionals who are dedicated to helping people to divorce amicably.  Tracy herself is an experienced divorce attorney who has a reputation among her colleagues as "the Divorce Whisperer" and for years has been brought into litigation cases that have gone sideways, gotten out of control and more to help them resolve quickly and set aside the conflict that is weighing everyone down.   Some Golden Nuggets you will find in this episode: 3 things to consider to know if you can have an amicable divorce.What you need to ask attorney in the consult to help you have an amicable divorce (Free Checklist on website:  www.divorceamicably.com.)Why you need to understand that the path you choose for your divorce has a great deal to do with whether it will be amicable or not.Why considering where you want to be at the end of your divorce can help you choose your process. The fact is, your future after divorce is greatly impacted by whether or not your divorce is amicable - this episode is simply a MUST! Get Tracy's FREE Resource:  Meeting with a Divorce Attorney? Don't forget this checklist! - Divorce Amicably About this week's special guest Tracy Moore-Grant and The Amicable Divorce Network: Tracy Ann Moore-Grant has represented clients and practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2002 and is a founding partner of the law firm, Patterson Moore Butler. She focuses her practice on all areas related to family law but has transitioned her practice to being a non-litigation attorney and mediator helping parties resolve issues outside of the court system. Her passion for helping parties divorce well lead to her founding the Amicable Divorce Network. The network connects professionals who are vetted for having a resolution mindset with parties seeking low conflict divorce.  Ms. Moore-Grant is passionate about helping families navigate the difficult process of divorce in a respectful and family focused manner and resolving their differences outside the courtroom.  Ms. Moore-Grant is a registered mediator with both the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and 9th District ADR and the State of Alaska for both family law and domestic violence cases as a mediator and arbitrator. She is a step-mother, baker, and schnauzer lover. She is also a Board Member for Mentor Me of North Georgia, contributing writer to My Forsyth Magazine, Mock Trial Coach for Alliance Academy, and teaches Constitutional Law at Lanier Tech. She has achieved an AV Preeminent Judicial Rating from Martindale Hubble, was named a Woman of Forsyth by the Forsyth County News, and has been listed as a Top 10 Female Family Law Attorney in Georgia since 2016. Her firm, Patterson Moore Butler received a Best of Forsyth award in 2022. In 2020, Tracy Ann was awarded the Georgia Legal Award for Distinguished Leadership for founding the Amicable Divorce Network, recognizing its positive impact on Georgia family law and families. Ms. Moore-Grant has been a guest on many podcasts and has authored many articles on the topic of amicable divorce. Professionals seeking to join the Amicable Divorce Network click here:  www.amicabledivorcenetwork.com If you are seeking a vetted Amicable Divorce Network Professional click here:  www.divorceamicably.com   Follow the Amicable Divorce Network on Instagram at @amicabledivorcenetwork Watch the video version of the episode on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast YouTube Channel here:  forget to Like and SUBSCRIBE!! ****************************************************************************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: 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   ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, 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
Declare Your Independence from Love Addiction with the Author of ”Love Smacked,” Sherry Gaba on Divorce & Beyond #244
Jul 4 2022
Declare Your Independence from Love Addiction with the Author of ”Love Smacked,” Sherry Gaba on Divorce & Beyond #244
It is fitting that our 4th of July episode features the topic of freedom and independence!  In this week's episode, Host, Susan Guthrie speaks with Sherry Gaba, psychotherapist and author of "Love Smacked," about the toxic cycle of love addiction and how you can break free! Relationship addicts are so in love with love with love and romance and being coupled up that they continually move from one relationship to another, always on the rebound, never giving themselves time to heal and learn how to be independent.  As a leading expert on addiction and recovery, Sherry’s TV appearances include: Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab, CNN, Inside Edition, Access Live and E! News and she specializes in helping people to break free from the addiction cycle and codependency so that they can find everlasting love.   Some questions Sherry addresses in the episode: 1.  What is love addiction and what are the signs and symptoms? 2.  How do you know if you are in a toxic relationship? 3.  What is love bombing? 4.  Why do we become addicted to toxic relationships? 5.  What is withdrawal from a toxic or love addicted relationship? 6.  How do we overcome our addiction to a toxic relationship? If any of this rings a bell, then this episode is for you!  Isn't it time to declare your Independence?! About this week's special guest: Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who helps people cope with codependency, love addiction, toxic relationships, and mental health issues. Sherry is a single mother and once her daughter was old enough, Sherry returned to school to receive her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California.   As a leading expert on addiction and recovery, Sherry’s TV appearances include: Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab, CNN, Inside Edition, the Robert Irvine Show and Access Live, E! News, among others. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Women’s World, the LA Times, Thrive Global, the New York Post, Marriage.com Psychology Today, Zoosk and other leading publications. She has also been a guest on many SiriusXM radio shows and now hosts her own podcast,  The Love Fix. Sherry is the author of Love Smacked, in which Sherry addresses relationship addiction and codependency, and is a contributing writer to the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times Tough People.   Sherry maintains a private practice and founder of Wake-Up Recovery an online group coaching program that applies the principals of positive psychology, law of attraction, and mindfulness for codependents, love addicts, and toxic relationships.   Find out more about Sherry and her services:  www.sherrygaba.com Join Sherry's Wake Up Recovery Community: Sherry on Instagram at @codependencycurious Get Sherry's Book "Love Smacked: How to Stop the Cycle of Relationship Addiction and Codependency to Find Everlasting Love" ****************************************************************************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR: 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   ******************************************************************* 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, 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
What Impact Does Your ”Standard of Living” REALLY Have On Your Divorce with Top Divorce Financial Expert, Olivia Summerhill on Divorce & Beyond #243
Jun 27 2022
What Impact Does Your ”Standard of Living” REALLY Have On Your Divorce with Top Divorce Financial Expert, Olivia Summerhill on Divorce & Beyond #243
In this episode, Host Susan Guthrie and Top Financial Expert, Olivia Summerhill CFP, CDFA, CMC, share insights into the significance that the marital standard of living (MSOL) may have on your divorce and how it can impact your ability to maintain your lifestyle post-divorce. "I just want to maintain my standard of living."  Divorce attorneys and financial professionals hear that a lot but what does that really mean?  What constitutes your standard of living and how does the law look at the situation when it comes to helping people continue that lifestyle in their life BEYOND? The MSOL issue most commonly arises when discussing just how much spousal support or alimony will be paid by the higher earning spouse to the other.   Many people assume that they will be entitled to receive an amount that allows them to continue that lifestyle but what about the fact that  there is only so much money to go around?  We discuss this all and more in the episode. Olivia Summerhill, CFP, CDFA, CMC founded a financial consulting firm dedicated to helping women maintain their lifestyles and thrive post-divorce by educating and empowering them financially.   Although Olivia's niche is celebrity and ultra-high net worth clients, she works with clients in diverse financial situations through her extensive pro bono work.  Olivia knows that when it comes to money and finances, there is nothing more empowering than knowledge and she shares so many golden nuggets with listneners in this episode - it's a MUST listen! About this week's special guest: Olivia Summerhill is the founder of a financial consulting company called The Summerhill Firm. She helps affluent women maintain their lifestyles and thrive post-divorce by educating and empowering them financially.  Her niche serves famous and high-profile women who need help navigating the financial complexities of divorce. Having a decade of experience in wealth management and private banking, Olivia dedicates her time to protecting women. She consults with financial advisors and works with their clients to help them avoid divorce mistakes.  Among numerous other designations in finance, Olivia is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Divorce Specialist, and a Certified Money Coach.  Olivia is often highlighted in Forbes, US News, MSN, and other media. She hosts a money coaching podcast called 'Divorce for Wealthy Women.' And currently, she is training for an Ironman to raise money for a non-profit that helps women take control of their finances.    ********************** 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 a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 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 career.   ***************************************************************************** SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! If you would like to sponsor the show please reach out to us at  divorceandbeyondpod@gmail.com for pricing and details!!! ********************************************************************* Remember to follow Susan Guthrie and THE DIVORCE AND BEYOND PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information: Susan Guthrie on Facebook @susanguthrieesq Susan on Instagram @susanguthrieesq Susan on Twitter @guthrielaw If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on The Divorce & Beyond YouTube Channel!  Make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode! Finally, 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