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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.
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
You only get one chance to deal with the debt in a divorce, so it is critical to get it right. When you don’t, it can become a nightmare that feels like it will never go away. In this show Leh and Todd discuss some forms of debt that arise in a divorce and how to deal with them, including Credit Cards, Store Credit, Auto Loans, Taxes, Business Loan…
 
Leh and Todd decide to tackle a question that they often get : Does My Divorce Have to Be Nasty? They break down this question; explain what they mean by “Nasty”; why it is so important to avoid letting your divorce get nasty; and discuss multiple scenarios where it is extremely difficult to keep from getting nasty and how to keep a level head.…
 
Recently, Leh and Todd received a question asking what a Judge can legally consider when dealing with a contested custody case. The answer to this question could be explored in multiple shows, but they were able to condense the information down to an overview of the factors that a Judge has been authorized to consider when determining the parenting…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd take on various questions surrounding child custody. They break down the questions and discuss the issues that each question presents. The questions include: What can I do to prevent the mother of my child from leaving the state before she is served with a Legitimation Petition? What chances does the father of my son have…
 
While the rules of evidence have not changed, presenting a case in a virtual courtroom has its own set of challenges that differ from an in person hearing. In this show, Leh and Todd, break down the three p's of a virtual hearing (Preparation, Practice, and Performance). They discuss how to prepare, practice for and present your case at a virtual h…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd answer a series of questions surrounding divorce procedure and evidence. They tackle questions like: In a child custody case, how far back can a Judge look regarding evidence of drug use? What are my options for a speedy divorce if my husband is not coorperating? It has been 6 months since the hearing, but there was no wr…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd examine the allegations made by Nicole Young in her divorce against Dr. Dre, whose estate if valued around one billion dollars. He has asked the Court to enforce the Pre-nuptial Agreement. She has moved the Court to throw it out based on a number of claims, including the allegation that he had torn up several copies of th…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd interview Simon Brady, a Certified Financial Planner, from Anglia Advisors, about the top financial mistakes he sees people make after their divorce is over. A life lesson he learned early in life inspired him to focus his practice on helping those who are recovering from a divorce. He wants to ensure that his clients set…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd had the honor of interviewing Dr. Carol R. Hughes and Bruce R. Fredenburg about their new book “Home Will Never Be the Same Again: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce.” This book was written to help those adult children who are struggling with their parent's divorce. With the booming ‘gray’ divorces, there are coun…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd take on some challenging family law & divorce questions surrounding real and personal property. The discuss the problem, how to deal with it, and how to best avoid it to begin with. The questions include: What do you do when an ex who co-owns a vacation property just disappears? How do you remove an ex-spouse from a house…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd talk about the ways in which people either intentionally or unintentionally bring unnecessary stress into their life after their divorce is over. The topics they cover include money, division of personal property, custody, and taking care of yourself at a personal level. If you can follow their advice, you will set yourse…
 
Over the years, we have seen what appears to be a simple divorce suddenly become complicated. It often starts when one or both parties do something that sets off an emotional explosion. In today’s show, Leh and Todd discuss to top actions they have seen set off fireworks in a divorce action. If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find…
 
With the pandemic, Courts switched to virtual hearings and trials to keep cases moving forward. Anytime you appear before a judge, you want to make the best impression you can. A virtual hearing is no different. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss 9 practical steps you can take to improve the professionalism of your virtual appearance in Court. If y…
 
The CARES Act granted certain Americans a 'Stimulus Check'. COVID19 not only taken lives, but also jobs. Of course, for those who suddenly have their children at home full time, they need that child support now more than ever. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss how a child support arrearage would impact a stimulus check, the reasons for the delays,…
 
There has been discussion that the current COVID19 crisis could lead to a surge in divorces. In this show, we explore one question that could help couples who might be struggling, and it arose out of a personal experience. When Leh started to feel tension at home during the crisis, he wanted to get mad. Instead, he realized that there was a questio…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd discuss Child Support and Alimony Modifications that could be filed as a result of the COVID19 crisis. Two questions that they addressed where: "Under which circumstances should you file for a modification;" and "How long should you wait before you file?" If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find it on our…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd discuss Parenting Plans and the impact of Shelter-in-Place orders on them. They also discuss how to stay on top of and make sense of new orders and their amendments as they continue to come out on a weekly basis. If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find it on our website. If you are enjoying the show, ple…
 
So much has happened in the past three weeks. We have received dozens of Emergency Orders and Amendments to those Orders. Orders are coming from our State and Local Government, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Chief Judges of each county/circuit in Georgia. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss the status of our Courts here in Georgia and what yo…
 
Leh and Todd take on a variety of questions about dealing with assets and liabilities in a divorce action. The questions they take on include: Will I be protected from bankruptcy if I divorce my husband? Can my husband have the home put in his sons name to keep me from having access to it during a divorce ? Do I need an attorney to dissolve a 'Righ…
 
In this show, Todd and Leh answer a variety of child custody questions based on specific fact patterns. Included are questions like: If the non-custodial mother moves from Georgia to Florida with no notice, what can we do? How can me and my husband win custody of my 15 year old stepdaughter? My husband has my child most of the time. I just found ou…
 
This show was pre-recorded last week. A lot has happened since they recorded this. Leh and Todd had predicted Court closures while they were recording the show. Since they recorded the show, a number of Court systems have issued emergency orders addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. In this show, they discuss what to do if your case is put on hold and …
 
In this show, Todd and Leh tackle a difficult subject by inviting Dr. Kim Oppenheimer to come on and talk about Substance Abuse and its impact on children. The technical definition for what we might call an Alcoholic is someone suffering from substance use disorder. She has some great insights on the subject and explains her evaluation process. We …
 
In this show, David Canale joins Leh and Todd to discuss Grandparent Visitation cases. David brings his knowledge experience to the studio and shares information about the history of Grandparent Visitation statutes, an explanation of the current law, what it takes to win a Grandparent Visitation case, and what grandparents can do to hopefully avoid…
 
It only takes a moment to count out 10 positive impacts that smart phones have had on our lives. The negative impacts of smart phones, however, are not so obvious. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss the dark side of smart phones and how they have impacted marriages, children, co-parenting and even family law. They wrap up the show with ideas on how…
 
For their 150th show, Leh and Todd decided to take a walk down memory lane. The extent to which technology has impacted the practice of law since 1990 is nothing short of extraordinary. Even before smart phones, you had changes to fax machines, copy machines, printers, word processors, case management software, scanners, the development of Adobe Ac…
 
The law surrounding divorce in Georgia and around the Country has changed over the course of the last three decades. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss just some of those changes surrounding the 4 core areas of divorce law, including custody, child support, equitable division of assets, and alimony. If you would like a transcript of this show, you …
 
Too often, we allow our pride to tell us that we know how to handle a situation, so we don't ask others for help. Or, we seek out the counsel of others who merely cheer us on rather than telling us that we are about to walk off a cliff. When we surround ourselves with wise counsel, on the other hand, we set ourselves up for success, especially in o…
 
About this time every year, Todd and Leh discuss things you can do to help plan for the holidays, especially if you are going through a divorce or have recently been through a divorce. When you can remember certain things D.A.I.L.Y., you increase the likelihood of creating positive memories rather than nightmares for your children. D.A.I.L.Y. is a …
 
For the third year in a row, Leh and Todd have put together a Halloween special. While they take what they do very seriously, sometimes they try and have a little fun. This year, they received multiple letters from folks having trouble with their marriage. For example: Carl wrote in to talk about the problems he was having with his Wife, who happen…
 
Leh and Todd continue to discuss what you can do to give a great deposition. They discuss the most common techniques that lawyers use to get as much information from you as they can. There was so much material to cover that it took two shows. If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find it on our website. If you are enjoying the show, …
 
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 deposition a…
 
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 are an…
 
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? Todd…
 
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 organization…
 
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 wil…
 
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