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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Have you ever wondered how some divorced couples make their co-parenting so seamless and cooperative? Christina interviews renowned Co-Parent Coach and author, Karen Bonnell, for tips on achieving co-parenting success.