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Divorce is a life event that hits every aspect of your being: financial, emotional, physical, and mental. At Divorce University Online our mission is to give you the tools to navigate your divorce in a way that allows you to create the life of your dreams and helps you continue to succeed in your post-divorce challenges.
 
Divorce provides a perfect opportunity to begin identifying and practicing new ways of thinking, being, and doing. Our Journey Beyond Divorce podcasts help you to navigate the shifting world that you currently inhabit, and utilize your struggles as stepping-stones that lead to inner strength, clarity, and confidence. If you are seeking personal one-on-one coaching visit www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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In today’s show we discuss how to choose the best legal approach with your children’s mental and emotional health front and center. Children can experience significant emotional damage as a result of divorce, but they don’t have to. While it is understandable that you want to fight for your fair share of time with the kids, we want you to under ...…
 
Alimony and cohabitation can be some of the more frustrating issues for family law clients. There are many misconceptions about who is entitled to alimony, how it is calculated, and what constitutes cohabitation. In this episode, host Jaime Davis and her colleague Melissa Essick discuss when a spouse might be entitled to receive alimony, whethe ...…
 
Help! The Fighting Never Ends! In Episode 58 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss the four main types of high-conflict personalities. High-Conflict Personalities are seen frequently in divorce cases and often have a history of repeated appearances in front of the Court that never seem to end. We share strategies to help you deal ...…
 
A deposition is a great tool to gain information in any legal proceeding. While they are not used as often in divorce cases, they still are very effective in certain situations. What many people struggle with is how to answer questions in a deposition. This episode is actually part one of a two part show on how to answer questions in a depositi ...…
 
Today's show focuses on your children and how you can parent through divorce in a way that protects them from the animosity between you and your spouse and honors their rights. We talk with Dr. Mark Banschick, a child psychiatrist who share the negative impact and long term affects children experience when parents do not protect them from the h ...…
 
What Is Parallel Parenting? In Episode 57 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss the concept of parallel parenting. If you’re not familiar with this term and you have continuing conflict with your co-parent, then this is a must-listen episode for you. Parallel parenting is the best way to eliminate co-parenting conflict, particula ...…
 
The Court system has certain tools that allow you to obtain documents and evidence that you may need to help prove your case. These 'Discovery Tools' are used during the 'Discovery' phase of your case. There are several Discovery Tools available to someone going through the divorce process. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss what those tools ar ...…
 
Once the decision to divorce has been made one of the greatest daily difficulties is how to live under the same roof with your STBX and all the contention that you are each feelings. The most effective way of approaching this stage is refining your communication and problem solving skills. Dr. Dan Thomason explains how easy it is to get caught ...…
 
In the early stages of divorce we experience a powerful emotional sting. Coming to terms with the fact that divorce IS part of your reality often happens when you begin to tell others about it. Today we discuss telling your spouse, children, family, friends and others. We look at the fears and resistance that arises and the questions that you w ...…
 
What Do You Want On Your Tombstone? In Episode 56 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss tombstones. Ok, we know it sounds a bit morbid but you’ll love hearing our favorite funny ones. More importantly, we discuss legacy and how your current choices in your divorce will help to create the legacy you leave for your family, be it go ...…
 
Your finances are certain to change during and after divorce and therefore raise fear in just about everyone facing this transition. Today we speak with Elizabeth Polizzi, a financial expert who specializes in strategizing around the finances of divorce. She discusses how vital it is to be informed and educated in order to negotiate the best po ...…
 
Mediation is a non-adversarial approach to divorcing outside of the court system. Join us as Andrea Vacca explains who is a good fit for mediation, how it differs from other avenues for divorcing and takes us through a typical mediation case from beginning to end. You will be sure to know if this is the right fit for you and if so what to expec ...…
 
Collaborative divorce is the newest ‘kid on the block’ when it comes to divorce. It is a process in which you and your spouse commit to staying out of the court system and working in a spirit of creative problem solving, transparency and trust. Beth Dalena, Esq. shares what a Collaborative Divorce looks like and who is a good couple candidate a ...…
 
Most people considering divorce expect that they will have to ‘litigate’ in order to legally divorce. There is also a lot of criticism around the litigation process. Listen in as Wendy Samuelson, Esq. shares the benefits and protections of working within the courts to divorce. Wendy shares what litigating means, how the process typically unfold ...…
 
My Ex Is A Liar! In Episode 55 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss how to handle an ex that continually lies. Why do they lie? What do you do if they are even willing to lie to the Court? If their lying is working, should you lie too? Most importantly, how do you take down a liar? We answer all your questions about liars in thi ...…
 
Making sure you have the right lawyer for your case is critical. It can make a huge difference in your case. But what happens if you are in the middle of a case and you start to doubt your lawyer? Should you change lawyers if you are concerned? Or, is it just that you do not understand the legal system and should stay with the lawyer you have? ...…
 
Understanding the Divorce Landscape takes a big picture look at what you are facing as you enter the world of divorce. We share tips that support you to effectively take control of your part of the divorce process, the one part of the process that you have direct control over. You will hear what to educate yourself about in advance of making si ...…
 
(Listener Note: This is Episode #12 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order.) Today’s show is the final and most exciting as we explore the unlimited possibility life offers when we intentionally create each step of our journey with a willingness a ...…
 
While we can help with the legal side of things, what people often need is for someone to come along side of them for a different kind of support. This support is not counseling, and it is support that either a lawyer can't give, or it is just cost prohibitive for a lawyer to provide it. This kind of support is, however, provided by an organiza ...…
 
One of the most important decisions you make in the early stages of divorce is the legal approach that will be most effective for your circumstances. You may find that each attorney you interview states that their approach is the right one for you. It can be overwhelming and scary to sort out what the different legal avenues are and how to disc ...…
 
So, You Think Your Ex Is Crazy? In Episode 54 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss how to handle crazy exes with high-conflict personalities such as Narcissist and Borderline. We’ll give you strategies for dealing with these impossible personalities and help you insulate yourself from the insanity! Listen now to give a try. For ...…
 
In just about every family law case that involves a division of assets or financial support of one nature or another, each party must complete a Financial Affidavit. From experience, it is not something that everyone rushes home to work on after learning about it. Unfortunately, they should. It is arguably the single most important document you ...…
 
(Listener Note: This is Episode #11 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order.) Step 11 challenges you to utilize all you have learned in the previous ten steps to design and move towards your ideal post divorce life now, regardless of if you are pre ...…
 
(Listener Note: This is Episode #10 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order). Step 10 discusses trust and tuning inward to access one of the greatest resources we have - our own inner, intuitive guidance and wisdom. There are people in our lives th ...…
 
Why Am I Losing My Custody Case? In Episode 53 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss what happens when you aren’t getting the results you want in your custody case. It’s easy to blame your attorney, your ex, or even the Court. The problem is, you have no control over any of those people involved in your case. So, what can you do? ...…
 
As lawyers, we do not like to waste time. We like to be as helpful as possible when it comes to serving our clients. Unfortunately, clients can sometimes be their own worst enemy and unintentionally drive up their attorney's fees. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss 7 things clients can do to help them be more efficient when working with their l ...…
 
(Listener Note: This is Step #9 of this 12 step series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order). It is normal to feel hurt, anger, blame and resentment while going through divorce. It is a devastating and traumatic transition, one that we all resist and that no one escapes w ...…
 
(Listener Note: This is Episode #8 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order). Divorce is a time of upheaval and chaos. Life as you’ve known it is changing daily in ways small and large. You are responsible for many to do’s to manage the change. Exac ...…
 
On this podcast we discuss the tender topic of discovering infidelity and with us is C.J. Grace, author of “The Adulterer’s Wife: How to thrive whether you stay or not.” During today's show we’ll support you to look at three aspects of confronting infidelity so you will understand how to give yourself the space to get clear before taking action ...…
 
Pride Goeth Before Destruction, In Episode 52 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss how pride, especially in divorce, creates the sense that “I’m the only on” or “you don’t know my ex”. We tend to feel like our situation is so much harder or more difficult than the next persons. When you can begin to cultivate humility instead of ...…
 
One of Todd's favorite things to do is combing through the tabloids for family law cases involving celebrities. Well, not really. Todd does like to help others learn from the cases that have been publicized in the news. In today's show, Leh and Todd analyze a variety of situations involving celebrities like Scottie Pippen, Ron White, Johnny Dep ...…
 
(Listener Note: This is Step #7 of this 12 step series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order). Everyone divorcing has a particular version or story of what happened to their marriage and why. This story is usually from a singular personal perspective, yours. Your spouse ha ...…
 
(Listener Note: This is Step #6 of this 12 step series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order). I keep getting stuck in what was. 2 tools to shift your gaze from the rear view mirror to the front windshield during divorce. With Karen McMahon and Sheila Knopp. It is both nor ...…
 
While all decision during divorce are challenging, deciding whether to stay and mend your marriage or to divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally charged. It is often drenched in judgement, shame, guilt, fear and uncertainty. Today we help you to unweave your fears and limiting beliefs from the circumstances you are assessing so tha ...…
 
Leh recently had the pleasure of being invited onto a show called the Single Mom Life, which is produced by the Single Mom Network. He learned some interesting statistics about single family households. In the United States alone, there are 11,667,000 Single Parent Families. 81.4% are headed by single mothers. Of those, 35.6% were poor, 27.5% w ...…
 
Feelings – Yours, Mine, and Ours! In Episode 51 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss the root of many problems before, during and after divorce, feelings. Feelings around divorce are a constant rollercoaster, one day you’re happy your ex is gone, the next you feel angry about it, and the next you are in total grief and crying ab ...…
 
When we are faced with divorce, we go through a grief process. The death of our marriage brings the loss of the hopes and dreams we had as a couple, the loss of our normal family life, friends, community, etc. Grief is the normal reaction to loss. No two people grieve loss in the same way. You'll learn that there is no "one size fits all" appro ...…
 
During divorce there is no shortage of opportunities to get upset. Whether it is a disagreement with your soon-to-be-ex, dealing with the emotional reactions of loved ones, feeling frustrated with the legal system or being paralyzed by fear and uncertainty, it is common to feel raw, reactionary and disempowered! Today we discuss noticing how we ...…
 
Today we take a big picture look at what is entailed when you enter the world of divorce. This series is designed to dovetail our 12 Step Divorce Recovery Podcast series by helping listeners understand the divorce landscape, prepare for the many stages and phases and effectively negotiate the bumps and bends with grace and dignity. While our 12 ...…
 
This week, Leh and Todd take on various family law questions. In answering each one, they use the questions as examples of how family law applies to real life situations. They answered questions like when a father's rights can be terminated, when can someone file for child abandonment, can someone seek legal relief if their estranged wife's boy ...…
 
It’s All About Control! In Episode 50 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss our human need for control, which is at the heart of conflict in many divorce cases. Many times the conflict shifts from trying to influence your spouse to trying to influence the Court. And the Court often becomes a “superparent” in these battles. So, ho ...…
 
You did the proposal, the ring, and the "yes!" Now, you're attacking your wedding planning To-Dos. The modern wedding planning to-do list frequently includes some variation of "discuss getting a prenup." On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore the question of whether you need a prenuptial agreement or "prenup." Today's conversatio ...…
 
We have all had the experience of obsessing over thoughts during divorce. Whether trying to understand how this happened or worrying about what the future holds or re-running that argument in your mind over and over again. I call it loop thinking when we feel like we are on a mental hamster-wheel or caught in a mental rut. Today’s we examine th ...…
 
Divorce is deeply painful. We may experience different emotions ranging from hurt or anger, shame or disappointment, fear or bitterness. In order to heal as we go through this transition, it is vital that we not judge or avoid our feelings but rather accept that they simply are. In our quick fix society we see the devastation of avoiding our fe ...…
 
Vindication: The Heart of Post-Divorce Conflict. In Episode 49 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss our human need for vindication. We see it in almost every case and it’s natural. More importantly, it’s the driving force behind a vast majority of high-conflict Court battles. If vindication is what so many are seeking, why is it ...…
 
About once a quarter, we take a couple of shows and answer a variety of questions. This show Leh and Todd focus on divorce questions. Next week it will be on broader family law questions. They answer questions like: I was married to the mother of our child, but can't get visitation. What do I do? Can I leave the state with my children and file ...…
 
This is the first episode in our twelve-part series from Journey Beyond Divorce with Karen McMahon and Lisa Brick. The emotional storm of divorce creates chaos and uncertainty and often leaves us struggling to keep our heads above water. Emotions from fear and anger, pain and devastation can sink us on a daily basis. Today’s show Curb the Confl ...…
 
No Fault Divorce…….Really? In Episode 48 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we look back on the evolution of “no fault divorce” and examine how the shift to no fault divorce changed the divorce process. What was the idea behind the “no fault” revolution? Did it accomplish what the Court’s were trying to accomplish. Do we really have “no ...…
 
Several times a year, we encounter a case involving tax issues that complicate the division of marital assets and debts. In these situations, we sometimes bring in someone who specializes in tax litigation. In today's show, Leh and Todd interview Jason Wiggam of Wiggam & Geer, LLC to talk about how he helps those that have found themselves in t ...…
 
Often a breakup is too stressful for a person to handle on their own. Divorce attorneys are often asked for recommendations on finding a good therapist. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore how to pick a therapist and the therapist's role in helping you through a divorce. Today's conversation is with Dr. Sean Knuth, a licensed ...…
 
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