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If you, a friend or family member is facing a divorce or similar family law matter, then this show is for you. Here is where we share our experience and knowledge to help others navigate a challenging phase of life. This show is a re-broadcast of a Radio Show sponsored by Meriwether and Tharp, a law firm with over 40 lawyers focusing on divorce and family law matters.
 
The purpose of “A Year and a Day” is to provide information and tips for getting through a separation and divorce without destroying family relationships or the family finances. In the first episode, host Jaime Davis discusses issues related to co-parenting with Dr. Lori Thomas, a licensed psychologist with Wynns Family Psychology. Future episodes will include conversations with marriage therapists, financial planners, and private investigators, as well as discussions of topics such as media ...
 
Fred Campos, @FullCustodyDad on Twitter, shares his unique experience of winning a paternity suit and being full custody, of his then 4-year-old daughter. As a non-attorney but a male parent, he shares unique ideas on how to be a better parent and ultimately win a child custody suit. Fred's goal is to help good parents caught in the complicated process of divorce or child custody. This show has parenting and custody tips as well as attorney interviews from state to state.
 
Richard Ross Associates serves Ventura and Los Angeles counties in the areas of divorce and family law. Our mission is to provide compassionate, experienced legal counsel to each and every client we represent. If you face a family law matter of any kind, please contact Richard Ross Associates by calling (805) 777-1011. Visit their website: http://www.richardrossassociates.com
 
Veteran Divorce, Child Custody, & Family Law Attorney, Leigh Sellers, serves as your guide through the foreign world of Splitsville – an alien place with its own rules, its own expectations, and even its own language. You won't find it on Google Maps, and your GPS won't work here. So if you’re feeling lost, you’re in the right place. With decades of experience serving clients in North Carolina (Charlotte, Monroe, Waxhaw, Concord, Gastonia, Weddington, NC) and South Carolina (Fort Mill, Rock ...
 
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During separation and divorce, you can become your own worst enemy if you allow the stress of the situation to change who you are and how you present. It can be difficult to make important legal decisions that may impact the rest of your life if you are not managing your stress. In this episode, host Jaime Davis discusses the benefits of seeking in…
 
Co-Parenting Chaos – Episode 137 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Many times co-parents have trouble achieving peace in their relationship, especially the first couple of years after the split. And yet, studies show conflict is the worst thing for your children. And, if you’re dealing with an unstable co-parent that peace can seem totally …
 
In this show, Leh and Todd tackle several divorce and child custody questions, and in so doing explain various aspects of the law through real live examples. The types of questions they tackle include: Married for 1.3 yrs, can I divorce my wife if she is verbally abusive? How can I file for Divorce in GA if my spouse lives in NC? Can out of state t…
 
Self Focus vs. Ex Focus – Episode 136 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. During a divorce, it’s so important for us to practice self-care and to focus on ourselves, sometimes for the first time in a long time. But many of us get caught in the trap of being hyper-focused on everything our ex is or isn’t doing. So, how do you break the trap? J…
 
It’s Only Words – Episode 135 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Remember when we’re kids and a common phrase was “stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. It seems in adulthood, we’ve forgotten this lesson. Divorce brings many words of anger that can’t be taken back. We spend much of our time being hurt by the othe…
 
Continuing their series about procrastination, Leh and Todd discuss how procrastination can hurt your child support and alimony case and what you can do about it. If you are looking to help your support case, you will want to listen to this show. If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find it on our website. If you are enjoying the sh…
 
What Does the Court Want From You? – Episode 134 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Many people have the experience of going into Court and not getting the result they want in their divorce or child custody case. As we heard one Judge put it, “Half of you are going to lose”. Not great odds. If you can start to understand how the Court views …
 
This Too Shall Pass – Episode 133 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. When you’re going through a crisis like a divorce or a breakup it can feel like the emotional pain will never end. The stress, grief, anger, and other emotions become the daily normal with no end in sight. But it will end and it will end sooner if we make a shift toward the…
 
Leh and Todd are excited to have author Bill Eddy back on the show to discuss his new book, BIFF for CoParent Communication. At the time of recording the show, it was number 1 on Amazon under “Divorce & Separation Family Law.” Check it out by clicking here: BIFF for CoParent Communication. There are some people that are simply high conflict persona…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd talk about what you should NOT do during the various parts of the divorce process, give specifics on how a lack of preparation can crush you, and discuss what you should be doing to make sure you are prepared as it relates to a fair division of assets. Who does this apply to? Everyone! Someone with a large marital estate …
 
STEP FIVE: Don’t Allow Other People to Knock You Off Track – Episode 132 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. You are often your own worst enemy in your own progress. But others can also slow our progress even though they have the best of intentions. Divorce is a time for you to focus on self-care and your own priorities. Remember, no is a com…
 
In this episode, host Jaime Davis discusses how to help your children thrive during separation with child psychologist Dr. Lori Thomas. Dr. Thomas provides guidance and insight into issues such as how and when to tell the children about the separation, what not to tell the children, and what to expect once the children know about the separation. ht…
 
Most people think it’s conflict and argument that lead to divorce. In fact, it’s the decreasing affection and the lack of emotional responsiveness that lead to separation and divorce. In this episode host Jaime Davis discusses the impact of COVID on marriages with licensed marriage and family therapist Caroline Landen. https://awakeningscenter.org/…
 
This season the podcast will highlight themes with the purpose of not only helping you survive your divorce but to also thrive while you are making your way through the process. Most of the episodes this season will concentrate on self-care and therapy related subjects. In this episode, host Jaime Davis discusses when family therapy might be a good…
 
STEP FOUR: Regularly Take a Progress Inventory – Episode 131 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Even when we get started on our goals, we can lose steam as days turn into weeks turn into months. Keeping track of your progress isn’t only important for measuring but for maintaining motivation. Most importantly, you need to celebrate your succe…
 
STEP THREE: Making the Big Things Your Priority – Episode 130 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Is your life guided by your big goals? Or do you spend most days stuck in the unimportant, urgent issues that come from your procrastination? Let’s face it, divorce is emotionally hard and some days you just don’t feel like doing anything. But, y…
 
Financial Security After Divorce – Episode 138 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Financial hardship is a struggle almost everyone has after divorce. But there are six simple rules for solving many of these struggles if you’re willing to put in the work. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. Let’s dive in and start building that secure f…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd give examples of what happens when you miss legal deadlines or you do not take action on certain legal issues. They discuss when the failure is fatal to the case, and when you might be able to do something about it. The examples we tackle include: If I missed a Court Hearing, can I file an appeal because I can barely see …
 
STEP TWO: Take the Bull by the Horns – Episode 129 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Are you letting your divorce just unfold or are you proactively guiding the process to make sure you get the outcomes you want? This week we talk about being proactive, creating actionable steps from your goals, and measuring your progress. As they say, wha…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd discuss how the stress of a divorce or custody battle can really hurt communication between co-parents. In order to help, they used Dr. David Berlo's basic communication model, SMCR, as a framework to break down the 4 basic elements of good communication. They talked about the different ways that parents can work on impro…
 
STEP ONE: Dream Big! – Episode 128 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Dreaming is something we often stop doing during the crisis of divorce. But it is key for building your new life because if you can see it, you can achieve it. In this episode, we’ll help you discover your “why” and give you some practical tips on how to start creating you…
 
As a follow up to episode 191, Leh and Todd take a deep dive into the impact of procrastination on child custody cases. They go through each phase of a case involving a contested custody matter, break down the negative impact of procrastination and discuss how not to procrastinate. The aspects of the case they walk through include: Guardian ad Lite…
 
Five Steps to Getting Off the Divorce Treadmill – Episode 127 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Dealing with divorce feels like dealing with an unending series of emergencies. In order to stop the insanity, we have to get ourselves out of “reaction” mode and into proactive action. But what actions should you take? Where do start? Join us a …
 
In this show, Leh and Todd break down how procrastination can really hurt a valid cause of action. Sometimes the delay has a negative legal impact. Other times it has an adverse practical impact that can be just as bad. They discuss what happens when you delay bringing a variety of actions, including divorce, legitimation, modifications, child supp…
 
Finding Your Inner Lawyer – Episode 126 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Divorce and custody issues are expensive when you need the Court’s help in resolving disagreements with your ex. But many people can’t afford a lawyer and end up needing to represent themselves. In this episode, we’ll help you navigate the Courts, understand what they…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd discuss 10 Resolutions that the recently divorced should make to improve the quality of their lives and their children. These 10 things will make sure that you move forward in your life on the best possible foot from a personal, mental, physical, and financial standpoint. The 10 things they discuss include: 1) Stop fighti…
 
Buying and selling a home during separation can present a unique set of challenges. In this episode, host Jaime Davis discusses the process with listing agent Julie Bell, buyer's agent Christina Cataldo and mortgage loan officer Deon Bradford- the team at Julie Bell Real Estate Divorce Specialists. For more information, you can visit their website …
 
Your Grief is Your Own – Episode 125 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. We may not always think of a divorce or breakup as something we grieve over, but it is. Grief is unique to each individual and relationship. It’s common to feel you “should be over it” or wonder “why is this so hard”. But grief comes in waves, one day your fine, the next…
 
Episode 124 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Lawyers and Divorce Coaches have very different roles in divorce and both can help you tremendously. Most people can benefit from both. In this episode, we discuss each of these roles to help you discern the pros and cons of each and how they can help you navigate your divorce journey. For more …
 
Your Emotions Are Your Biggest Enemy in 2021 – Episode 123 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. High emotions are common in divorce. After all, this is your family so who would expect you not to be upset. It is in this emotional state that many people hire an “aggressive” attorney or try to negotiate with their ex about the kids or money. This…
 
Once a quarter, Leh and Todd like to dedicate a show to marriages. From seeing 1000's of failed marriages, they learn many things not to do in marriage as well as things you should do to help build a healthy, happy marriage. In today's show, they pull together 10 new years resolutions to help build a healthy marriage in 2021. They assembled ideas f…
 
Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down in 2021 – Episode 122 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. I think we all agree that 2020 was a really rough year. If you’ve been going through a divorce or breakup in the midst of everything else going on in the world, then it’s been an even rougher year! In this episode, we’ll talk about creating your visio…
 
Helping Your Children with Transitions – Episode 121 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. The transition between two homes can be emotional for children. Depending on the child and their age, they may say they don’t want to go, they may cry, or have a fit. So, when should you worry? Should you ask your child why they don’t want to go? These st…
 
Build Your Cocoon – Episode 120 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. When we go through a divorce or separation, our relationship has typically hit a stage where the other person is toxic to us. Yet, we are often a glutton for punishment and continue to engage, often through conflict. It’s important for your own well-being that you learn to ap…
 
Level Up Your Parenting – Episode 119 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Parenting is different after divorce and many times, parents to struggle to find the new norm. Sometimes, we try to wait until the situation “calms down” and think it will be easier for everyone if we wait to make changes. Or, we try to “protect” the kids from issues wi…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd tackle questions about Adultery. The questions they answer include: Do I have to answer all questions if I am being deposed as a mistress? Can I sue my ex for cheating while we were married Or get better child support ? Can I sue the man, my wife is cheating on me with. How much a stay at home mom should get from her ex h…
 
Divorcing couples often find themselves at a loss when trying to determine how to handle what is often their largest asset, the family home. Who stays in the home? What does the person who is leaving the home do for a substitute home? How do you finance these decisions? On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we have invited Senior Mortgage Cons…
 
Don’t Wish for Things to Be Easier – Episode 118 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. We sometimes develop of a habit of wishing our lives away. We wish for things to be easier, to get better. We hope that the future will have less struggle. But we forget that the struggle is part of what shapes us and builds our character. So, what if we wish…
 
People often have questions about how to best protect their children and their assets during a divorce, but one area that they often overlook is protecting their data and making sure that their spouse can’t access their devices accidentally or otherwise. In this episode host Jaime Davis explores this topic with Rusty Gilmore, a Security Consultant …
 
How to Solve Any Divorce Disagreement – Episode 117 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Are you having a conflict with your ex and cannot seem to escape the constant battle with your ex? In this episode, we will discuss tactics you can use to diffuse any argument that comes up with your ex. Join us as we share our favorite resources for solvi…
 
Divorces caused by adultery are filled with emotion for obvious reasons. But what impact does it have on the actual outcome of the case from a legal perspective? In this show, Leh and Todd explore its impact on Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Equitable Division of Property. They also discuss the Financial and Emotion impact it has on the…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd explore the claims that Nicole Young is making against her husband's (Dr. Dre) assets. They also discuss the interesting claim that Orianne Cevey is trying to make against Phil Collins 12 years after their divorce. They wrap up the show by answering certain specific questions about the division of marital assets and deali…
 
Co-Parenting with a Narcissist! – Episode 116 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Are you co-parenting with a narcissist? Many of us have exes that aren’t necessarily diagnosed with narcissism but who definitely exhibit behaviors associated with narcissism. Narcissists are a special breed and there are definite do’s and don’ts when co-parenti…
 
When you are involved in a child custody case, there are several types of evaluations you may encounter including custody evaluations, psychological evaluations, and substance abuse assessments. In this episode host Jaime Davis and fellow family law attorney Melissa Essick discuss what these evaluations entail and offer practical tips for parents w…
 
Knowledge is Power! – Episode 115 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Knowledge is power, but divorce is a specific type of knowledge. How do you educate yourself in the right way about divorce? It’s helpful to seek advice, but the wrong kind of advice can create an epic battle between you and your ex. In this episode, we’ll share our best re…
 
Stories from the Battlefield! – Episode 114 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In this episode, we share stories of how we’ve seen clients succeed and fail during their divorce cases. Your family and their future are on the line so it’s important for you to understand the key building blocks of a successful divorce outcome. It’s also valuabl…
 
What Do You Really Want? – Episode 113 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Many people going through divorce re-evaluate their life. Divorce creates a “clean slate” that allows you to rebuild the life you choose. But how can we get focused? How do we create long term goals while solving all of the temporary problems that must be solved when d…
 
Leh and Todd had the privilege of interviewing Erika Anne Englund, the Chief of Strategy for SupportPay. Erika came on the show for two reasons. First, she shared with us SupportPay. This App really helps co-parents easily and quickly manage their child support and shared child expenses. She told us the inspiration for the software as well as how i…
 
Easing Kids Into a Parenting Schedule – Episode 112 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Divorce is a major transition for the entire family. So, how do you help your kids adjust? Is it best to try and ease your kids into a schedule or should you just tear off the band-aid and fully implement a schedule. There are pros and cons no matter how y…
 
Decision Making in Divorce – Episode 111 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. Do you have decision fatigue? Making decisions during divorce are particularly difficult because emotions are running high. In addition, the decisions required of you are often of a critical nature because they involve family, finances, and our future. So, how do you…
 
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