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Welcome to Financially Ever After, where award-winning, and nationally recognized financial expert, Stacy Francis, will bring you savvy tips and words of wisdom on how to secure your financial future before, during and after divorce. For 30 minutes, every other week, you'll hear personal stories from women who have either faced or are currently facing this transition. In addition, you will soak up knowledge and inspiration from the industry’s top legal, financial, residential and mental heal ...
 
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Paul Stagias is Senior Advisor at Francis Financial, where he provides comprehensive financial planning, wealth management, and divorce planning to help clients navigating a life transition organize, grow, and protect their assets. He is also a CFP®, CDFA®, and CPWA®. Paul is a matrimonial and divorce expert specializing in financially complex divo…
 
Elise Pettus is the founder and Editorial Director of UNtied.net, an online community for NYC women navigating separation and divorce. UNtied hosts online panels each month featuring experts who provide assistance and resources to make the divorce process as smooth as possible and help members become their best selves. Elise joins Stacy Francis to …
 
Ivy Slater is the founder and CEO of Slater Success. She works with C-Suite executives and upper-level managers to create clear strategies that impact their business. She is a speaker, a bestselling author, and host of a podcast and LinkedIn Live show. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss succeeding through a divorce as a business owner and pulling y…
 
Evan Schein is a matrimonial attorney and head of the litigation department at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP. He specializes in financially complex divorce litigation and is the host of the Schein On Podcast. He joins Stacy Francis to discuss how to identify if litigation is the right process for you and how you can use that process to come …
 
Dr. Elizabeth Cohen is a clinical psychologist, a specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with over 15 years experience treating anxiety and depressive disorders. She is a columnist whose work has been featured on NBC News, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. Elizabeth is the author of Light on the Other Side of Divorce: Discovering…
 
Michelle Sarao is the founder and Principal of Divorce Rx, a company that focuses on the needs of divorcing parents and families. Her background as an educator and professional organizer gives her the key techniques and experience to support clients going through the divorce process and provide them with the tools they need to move forward. She joi…
 
Wendy Sterling is a parent coach at Circle4Parents, featured coaching expert at The Forem, and the founder, CEO and Divorce Recovery Specialist at The Divorce Rehab. She has helped hundreds of women overcome divorce and move to a place of empowerment, drawing strength and compassion from her own experience. She joins Stacy Francis to teach listener…
 
Nikki Bruno is the founder and CEO of The Epic Comeback™ and a technical recruiter at Rocket. She is an empowerment coach and a thought leader in high-conflict divorce, emotional abuse, and intuition. As a successful 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, she has been featured in Forbes, Reader’s Digest, and Cosmopolitan. Nikki joins Stacy Fra…
 
Robin Hauser is a director and producer at Finish Line Features and Managing Director at Unleashed Productions, Inc. Her most recent film, $avvy, is a documentary for women that emphasizes the importance of understanding and taking control of their finances. It investigates the historical, cultural, and societal norms surrounding women and money, a…
 
Mia Poppe is a matrimonial attorney and Managing Partner at Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC. She is an author and the host of a 6 part series called The Anatomy of Divorce, where she provides counsel for women by dissecting and navigating the divorce process. She joins Stacy Francis to share insights about her series and how to leverage your c…
 
Kim Ciesinski is a matrimonial attorney, author, and founder of Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC - ADR Law. She is also the co-founder of Empower Divorce Transitions, Inc., Adjunct Professor at Hofstra, and the podcast host of Happily Even After. Kim has been designated as a Super Lawyer for 11 years in a row and has received the highest rating in lega…
 
Priya Royal is the Managing Attorney at Royal Law Firm, PLLC. She specializes in taxation, trusts and estates, and business law. Priya was recently named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers and is considered the creme de la creme of trust and estate attorneys in the District of Columbia. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss narrowing the wealth gap, and s…
 
Lisa Zeiderman is Managing Partner at Miller Zeiderman, one of the leading matrimonial firms in New York and the tri-state area. She is also a certified Divorce Financial Analyst and has been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. She joins Stacy Francis to sh…
 
Elysa Greenblatt is the owner of Greenblatt Law, specializing in Matrimonial and Family Law, Litigation, and Collaborative Law. She represents and helps children get through the divorce process. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss what it means to be an attorney for children and the situations that warrant such legal assistance. Matrimonial attorney…
 
Emma Johnson is the founder of Moms for Shared Parenting and WealthySingleMommy.com, the only site dedicated to helping professional single moms build amazing lives through career, money, dating, sex, and parenting. She is a business journalist, a speaker, and activist at the United Nations, and the author of The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially …
 
Do you hate your ex-spouse more than you love your child? For this holiday replay of a favorite episode from 2017, Stacy is joined by Shari Bornstein, a matrimonial and family law attorney at the Law Firm of John Yacos, P.C, to discuss how to put bitterness aside and prioritize your children when celebrating the holidays. Shari is dedicated to empo…
 
Regina DeMeo is a top matrimonial attorney and mediator and has regularly appeared as a legal commentator on TV, radio, and print. For over 2 decades she has been helping families with a variety of legal issues. She joins Stacy Francis today to help listeners as she shares the secret ingredient to preserving family wealth, goodwill, and relationshi…
 
Carrie Casden is a business manager, Certified Money Coach, and the founder of Summit Financial Management. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss the eight money archetypes and how to identify them, becoming the driver on the road to financial security, and how to spend wisely. Your money archetype is the facet of your personality that involves your r…
 
Danielle Kunkle Roberts is a health insurance and Medicare expert and a MarketingInsiders.com contributor. She is the co-owner of Boomer Benefits, an insurance agency that helps individuals navigate Medicare in 48 states. She joins Stacy Francis to share information about Medicare that will allow divorcees to make better decisions about health insu…
 
Nancy founded Smarter Divorce Solutions in 2011 after going through her own less-than-optimal divorce process. She has over 20 years of experience in both investment management and financial planning and is the founder and a Senior Advisor with Smarter Financial Solutions. In 2016, Nancy founded the Divorce Financial Planner Training Center to offe…
 
Nancy Burner is the Founder and Managing Partner of Burner Law Group, a professor at Hofstra University, and a Certified Elder Law Attorney. She has been named a Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law for 11 consecutive years. She joins Stacy Francis today to discuss the important things you should know with regards to estate planning in the event …
 
Katherine Miller is the Founder of Miller Law Group and Director in Training of the Center for Understanding and Conflict. She is the host of the radio show and podcast Divorce Dialogues, as well the author of The New Yorker's Guide to Collaborative Divorce and the co-author of the Amazon best-seller, A Cup of Coffee. She has been featured on CBS, …
 
Crystal Levy is a Senior Associate at Lassar & Cowhey LLP and a manager at Marcum LLP. She focuses on making thoughtful estate plans for modern and emerging families as well as high net worth households. Janis Cowhey is a Trusts & Estates and Tax Partner at Marcum LLP, who specializes in estate, gift and income tax planning, as well as working with…
 
Renee Bauer is a podcast host, a Connecticut Divorce Attorney at Bauer Law Group and the CEO of Happy Even After, an organization dedicated to family and matrimonial law. She joins Stacy Francis to talk about how your thinking patterns can emotionally and financially affect you during and after your divorce, and shares tools to help you have the ri…
 
Dawn Cardi is a founding partner at Cardi & Edgar LLP. She has considerable experience in corporate and securities law, and has spent dozens of years as a matrimonial attorney, representing individuals in divorce and custody proceedings. She joins Stacy Francis to talk about the financial advantages and disadvantages of both formal marriage and com…
 
Paige Zandri is a Managing Partner and the Lead Mediator of Artese Zandri. She has significant expertise in helping couples create an amicable separation. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss social media, and its effects on divorce. One’s presence on social media can impact alimony, child support, custody, and can be used as evidence in court. Paige…
 
Helene Bernstein is a Divorce Attorney and Mediator of her own firm and has been a family law attorney in Brooklyn, New York for the past 25 years. She sits on the board of Family Kind, a non-profit organization that offers reduced fee mediation services for couples going through divorce or separation. She is also a member of the board of directors…
 
David Perry is a licensed real estate broker and certified Divorce Real Estate Specialist at Brown Harris Stevens. He joins Stacy Francis to talk about how to navigate buying and/or selling one’s home during a divorce. According to David, accounting is the language of business, economics is how you run it, and real estate is the marriage of both. H…
 
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is the CEO of The Flourishing Center, an organization dedicated to “training the change agents of the world” by using science to help people lead more fulfilling lives. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss how to navigate your emotions during divorce and to share three tips on how to change your habits. Self-awareness brings abo…
 
Linda Rosenthal is a matrimonial lawyer and partner at McLaughlin & Stern. She joins Stacy Francis to chat about prenups and postnuptial (postnups) agreements, and how the latter may prove beneficial. Here are a few highlights from their conversation: A prenup is a contract agreed upon by the involved parties before a marriage, in the event of sepa…
 
Sophie Jacobi-Parisi is a partner at Warshaw Burnstein, LLP and practices matrimonial and family law, representing people in matrimonial, custody and support matters. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss relocation issues and how you can resolve them. Relocation is not automatic; you do not have the right, just because you’re the mother, to take your…
 
Laurie Marchel is a business executive in the financial services industry and the author of The Stepmoms’ Club: How to Be a Stepmom Without Losing Your Money, Your Mind, and Your Marriage. She joins Stacy Francis to share tips for navigating a blended family. When making decisions regarding the safety of your children, their best interest should co…
 
Rich Heller is a conflict coach and trained mediator, with a master’s degree in social work and a certificate in coaching, who works with couples struggling to manage conflict. Whether a couple has decided to separate or divorce, Rich’s goal is to help minimize the friction, so the couple can maximize the support they give to their children. Rich t…
 
Cindy Gunraj is a certified divorce coach, author, and the CEO and Founder of Stillness Blooms- a platform for people going through difficult life changes and in need of support. She joins Stacy Francis to chat about how to draw on your family’s support in your divorce. Here are some highlights from their conversation: Cindy reached her breaking po…
 
Randi Karmel is the Owner of Randi L. Karmel, PLLC. Randi has been practicing law for over 20 years, acquiring extensive litigation and trial experience. Randi currently represents clients in negotiating prenuptial and mid-nuptial agreements, separation and settlement agreements and actions for divorce that include equitable distribution, maintenan…
 
This week, we bring you a special episode of Financially Ever After where your host, Stacy Francis, answers your questions on how the impact of COVID-19 may impact your financial situation - especially if you are going through divorce or are recently divorced. Stacy will answer important questions such as: What should I do with my money now? Will t…
 
Nicole Noonan of New Chapter Capital is a former attorney with years of experience seeing women boxed in with financial challenges during a divorce. Divorce can be expensive; the average divorce in New York costs 17k per person, and can sometimes be much worse. This fact can keep women trapped in marriages they don’t want to be in, and unable to ge…
 
Mia Poppe had a successful 22-year career as a senior-level banker. Her own disastrous first divorce was the catalyst that led her to go to law school at the age of 42 and retrain as a matrimonial attorney. She now runs her own successful private practice. Mia joins Stacy Francis this week to chat about why it’s important to manage your money, know…
 
Ten years ago, matrimonial attorney Lauren Friend started her own law firm because she wanted to help people through the worst times of their lives. Her clients see her as their support lifeline, which helps them get through the divorce process as healthily as possible. Apart from working with adults however, Lauren also works with children as an a…
 
Claire, this week’s guest on Financially Ever After, has lived through many hardships. She bravely shares her story so that listeners who may be in a similar situation can find some help and hope. Claire has been living month to month for the last year and a half. Her ex-husband decided not to pay alimony this month to spite her, so she has not bee…
 
Tanya-Marie Dubé is a master of transformation. She has lived through some very traumatic experiences: from being born into the foster care system, to being homeless from ages 12 to 18, to leaving her marriage of 18½ years without her home or any finances. Through each adversity, Tanya was able to change her perspective and come out a stronger, hap…
 
John Yacos, of Yacos Law, has 30 years experience in matrimonial and family law. He joins Stacy Francis on this week’s show, to dispel the common myths about litigation, including the time it takes to get through the legal process. Common myths and misconceptions about litigation arise because of statements made by professionals, the anecdotal expe…
 
This week’s guest is Dr. Debi Silber, author of Amazon bestseller The Unshakable Woman: Four Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis. Dr. Debi was blindsided by a personal betrayal that inspired her to study how women experience and heal from betrayal. She shares the five stages that we go through from betrayal to breakthro…
 
Jaime Weiss is an expert matrimonial attorney with Teitler & Teitler LLP in New York. She is well versed in litigation and is focused on helping her clients finish their cases quickly and efficiently. Having majored in Human Development and Family Studies as an undergrad, she brings to her law practice a deep understanding of the psychological driv…
 
Rosalind Sedacca is a consultant with decades of experience in helping couples protect their children before, during and after divorce. She talks with host Stacy Francis about how to do divorce right when you have children. She discusses the 6 keys to tell your kids about your impending divorce in the right way, and how to avoid the common mistakes…
 
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