Legaltech is a promising pathway to increased access to justice. At Modern Separations, we specialize in e-mediation because we have found it to be one of the key contributors to healthy family transitions for separating couples. Watch to find out why!
Interview with Erin Levine about her platform, Hello Divorce, you can have your needs assessed and get assistance that is tailored to maximize your benefit, lower your financial exposure, and empower you to embark on a fresh start. Because, as Erin says, if you’ve got to be thrown into the court system just to exit a relationship, might as well make it as simple, easy, high quality, convenient and cost effective as possible.
Nadine Haruni’s Freeda the Frog™ children’s book series is designed to help kids cope with various situations, including divorce and blended families, and to understand that they are not alone, and that families come in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes.
I talk to Dr. Gitu Bhatia about the incredible ways that the Divorce Works app can help you track and regulate your emotions during the very stressful period of separation and divorce.
Dr. Bhatia has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a range of relational, psychological and emotional issues. She specializes in working with families going through the difficult transition of divorce and separation.
She developed the DivorceWorks app together with another psychologist to increase access to mental health support. With a focus on emotional awareness and regulation, the app assists with coping during this difficult time. DivorceWorks includes features to help parents transition mindfully, to a new and happy reconfiguration of family and self.
DivorceWorks is available for iOS and Android devices.
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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.