Although out of court resolution is the preferred option whenever possible, there are situations where one needs the power of the Court to make an Order. For those facing a possible court process, Sarah Jacobs explains what it is like to prepare for family court in her jurisdiction (New Jersey).
If you're considering heading off to family court, listen to this episode and consider first whether you have any better options for resolution. Court should be the last resort! It's often best used in scenarios involving a person with serious mental health or substance abuse issues which make voluntary and reasonable dispute resolution impossible. I talk to Audra Bayer about the experience of family court in Canada.
Retreats are an excellent way to re-energize, re-focus, create collaborations, foster creativity, plan, dream, and problem solve.
Our recent business retreat in Hawaii was extraordinary. We all came back with renewed energy and purpose for our professional practices. There's something absolutely magical and transformative about having extended time with like-minded people in a stunning environment.
Check out this episode to hear about our experiences and our takeaways!
Managing finances is challenging at the best of times! Re-building your finances during and after separation is even tougher. Shannon Lee Simmons shares with us about the fantastic framework she's created for thinking about budgeting and financial decision-making.
Arbitration is essentially a private judicial process that is faster than the public court system, and confidential. It has a lot of potential benefits! Today I talk to Herschel Fogelman about what families can expect from a divorce arbitration.
The dating scene can be a scary place to jump back into after a long time away! Dating coach, Lindsey Liu, shares how you can re-think how you're approaching the entire concept of dating.
Are you experiencing anxiety as you move through the different stages of separation? Anxiety is rooted in worries about the past and fears about the future. Stefani Reinold, M.D. helps us understand what anxiety is and how it can be treated. She provides a lot of hope for improvement in functioning and enjoyment of life for people who seek treatment.
Do you have concerns about building/improving your credit rating or how you can qualify for a new mortgage upon your separation? Most separating couples do! Kari Gares shares a wealth of financial tips that will be helpful to people who are considering their options.
Do you have a family business or an otherwise complex financial situation? A neutral financial expert can be extremely helpful for bringing clarity to the financial situation and financial options available to separating couples.
Separation can be overwhelming for both parents and children. Sharla Schofield shares how a child specialist can help parents notice and address the needs of their children to help them thrive during a challenging time.
Achieving emotional closure is often one of the most challenging aspects of a separation or divorce. In this interview, we talk with Sue Cairnie about divorce ceremonies and how they can help couples and families heal and move forward.
Most people think that the only way to go through separation is by hiring a family lawyer, going to court and letting the judge decide who gets what. In this interview, Nicole Quallen shares her perspective on respectful out-of-court resolutions available for separating couples.
Is a battle with lawyers the best way to resolve the details of your separation? Absolutely not! The adversarial system pits spouses against each other, leaving them and the kids stressed out with a giant legal bill and a deteriorated ability to communicate. In this episode, Christina Vinters discusses what mediation is and how it helps separating couples resolve conflicts in a way that is respectful, efficient, and designed to meet the needs of each family.
The divorce and separation process can cause so much confusion and emotional stress not only to the couples going through divorce but for the kids as well. No matter how old the kids are, they will still have to adjust and adapt as they go through transitions. In this interview, Zoe Olson shares the role of counseling for both kids and adults during the separation process.
What do you do when you can't decide whether to work on your relationship or create a plan for separation? Charlaine Avery tells us about a specialized form of counseling called discernment counseling designed to help make this exact decision.
The groundbreaking FAYR co-parenting app is taking off due to the dedicated efforts of its founder Michael Daniels and its senior advisor Gwyneth Paltrow to improve the lives of co-parents and children. The challenges of co-parenting can be overwhelming and can lead to significant conflicts. Michael Daniels came up with the idea of creating an app for co-parents to help them effectively manage their time, their finances, and their co-parenting communication. FAYR is a groundbreaking app that simplifies everyday matters for divorced and separated parents.
Tara Eisenhard is a passionate divorce coach who believes that families should evolve, not dissolve, through the divorce process. She is the author of The D-Word: Divorce Through a Child’s Eyes and the blog, Relative Evolutions.
Is your partner emotionally explosive, regularly picking fights, and blaming others for all their troubles? Bill Eddy sheds light on how to manage conflict and communication with a high conflict person.
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, and mediator in San Diego, California. He is the President of the High Conflict Institute. He is on the part-time faculty at the Pepperdine University School of Law and on the part-time faculty of the National Judicial College and is the senior family mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center. He is the developer of the New Ways for Families, a skill-based method for managing high-conflict families in separation and divorce, which is being implemented in court systems in the United States and Canada.
Did you know that you and your kids can use mindfulness to help manage the stress of divorce? Aurora Johannson shares with us how you can use the strategy of mindfulness to reduce your stress levels and make better decisions. Aurora is a mediator, family lawyer, mindfulness teacher and yogi in Kelowna, British Columbia. She enjoys peacemaking, meditating, teaching and the interconnectedness of all things. Join us for this great discussion!