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Aug
26

Real Solutions for Real Stepfamilies

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Shared cusstody on The Smart DivorceOn this episode of The Smart Divorce with Deborah Moskovitch, we discuss Real Solutions for Stepfamilies.

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly

Did you know that the divorce rate for remarriages with children is at a whopping 62-70%? Did you know that most stepfamilies take years (four to six) before family members even begin to feel comfortable with one another, let alone love one another? Did you know that the research shows that only approximately 20% of adult stepchildren report positive feelings about their stepmothers, despite the years of effort and kindness so many of them have shown their stepchildren? As you may imagine, there are many conversations that couples need to have before combining their families.

Our guest, Mary Kelly provides us with a framework for considerations when having the important conversations when merging families.  She provides the do’s and don’ts for making this new family more likely to work.  Ms. Kelly is a therapist who has been working with and writing about stepcouples, stepfamilies, step kids, stepmoms and stepdads for over a decade. The number one declaration that stepcouples, and especially stepmothers tell her is: “We/I had no idea it would be this hard!”

Why is it so hard?  In this episode of The Smart Divorce we discuss what many in remarriage or re-partnership with children find themselves saying:

  • “Am I really supposed to love his/her children?”
  • “What does being a step-parent mean?”
  • “Do I really parent a child who isn’t mine?”
  • “Just because I don’t have kids, doesn’t mean I don’t have a valid opinion.”
  • ….and much more

And, then, based on these conversations provide solutions and strategies to maintain a healthy, loving relationship for the couple.

For more information and to contact Mary T. Kelly visit her website atwww.marriedwithbaggage.com or email: marriedwithbaggage@mac.com

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Aug
21

Is Your Ex Being Fair? on Single Again! Now What?

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Divorce Source RadioSteve and Joanie are back with another fun-filled and informative episode of Single Again! Now What? on Divorce Source Radio. Our main topic  revolves around Is your ex is being fair with you?

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Other shows topics include:

  • Joanie’s Cancer Retreat
  • Will Joanie Go to Texas Next Week?
  • Steve’s Trip to Boston
  • The ridiculous cost of vacations
  • Real Estate Values Rising
  • Which is best, Renting or Owning Your Home?
  • Steve’s Ex Gets Rid of All His Valuable Stuff

For more programs on divorce and life after divorce, visit: www.DivorceSourceRadio.com.  For more on Joanie, visit: www.FreshStartAfterDivorce.com.

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Aug
15

Parental Alienation on Single Again! Now What?

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Divorce Source RadioOn this episode of Single Again! Now What? Joanie and Steve are trying their hand at doing the show “live” on Google Hangout. This technology provides our listeners to watch us do the show and even com on and interact with us.  

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Our topic for this show is Parental Alienation.  A horrible situation where one parent turns their child against the other parent. Listener Kev joins us on the broadcast to tell  of his experience with parental alienation.

 

For more programs on divorce and life after divorce, visit: www.DivorceSourceRadio.com.  For more on Joanie, visit: www.FreshStartAfterDivorce.com.

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Aug
12

Prenuptial Agreements: The Engagement Ring of the Twenty First Century

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Shared cusstody on The Smart DivorceNow more than ever it’s time to consider a Prenuptial Agreement if you’re getting married, or a Cohabitation Agreement if you’re living together.  The prenup seems so utterly unromantic — or just plain wrong — but it’s also become so right for so many these days: those keenly aware that a marriage may end up in a legal separation, divorce or death. Most prenups tackle financial issues such as real estate, division of bank accounts and potential spousal support in the case of divorce or separation.  It’s not just for the rich and famous, but for anyone that wants to protect assets. Mapping out a pre-nuptial agreementis never particularly romantic. But it can be especially tricky when children from previous relationships are involved. It’s also a good time to explore your financial values and ideals with your partner so that you better understand each others expectations.

Attorney, Ed Winer

Attorney, Ed Winer

Our guest, lawyer Ed Winer, is one of the top ten divorce lawyers in the United States.  Mr. Winer has practiced family law for four decades and is expert in drafting, negotiating and litigating antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, addressing business valuations, complex property divisions and other business-related issues.

Mr. Winer explains the importance of the prenup and cohab agreements, and outlines the significant financial questions couples should discuss – and individuals consider – before making a commitment. Mr. Winer refers to the prenup as the engagement ring of the twenty first century.  Listen in to find out why…..we discuss:

  • Why the prenup, cohab and postnup agreements are for everyone
  • What these financial Agreements are
  • Does it mean that you don’t trust your partner?
  • What’s in it for the person that has less financially?
  • Do these financial Agreements destroy or build a loving relationship?
  • What about the matrimonial home?
  • And much more……

For more information or to contact Ed Winer email artmanns@moss-barnett.com

FAQs for Edward L. Winer –   http://www.lawmoss.com/edward-l-winer/divorce-q-a/

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Aug
10

Dreams During Divorce – What Do They Mean?

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SteveBanner2If you’re going through a divorce or post divorce and finding it hard to sleep and having a hard time understanding your dreams, you’re not alone. 

Stop_Bad_DreamsOn this episode titled Dreams During Divorce on Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Dream analyst, Patricia Baker joins us to help us better understand what’s happening in our dream world. Patricia helps us understand our dreams and shows us how we can use them to learn from our past and empower our future.

Baker

Patricia Baker

Patricia studied with numerous dream experts including Native American Medicine men and women, and was in private practice for twenty years.  Her new book titled Dream Comm is now available and a “must read” to help you understand your dream state.

For more on Patricia Baker, visit: www.supernaturalgirlz.com.

For more programs related to divorce and life after divorce, visit:www.DivorceSourceRadio.com.

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Jul
31

The Anatomy of An Affair – Part 6

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Transformation from a Participating Partner to a Successful Rebuilder

affairDavid Feder on affairsIn this episode David Feder focuses on the PARTICIPATING PARTNER and the guidelines the person who cheated MUST follow in order to become a SUCCESSFUL REBUILDER.

The difference between the IMPOSTER who says he or she wants to heal and the PARTICIPATING PARTNER who doesn’t just talk but is willing to WALK THE TALK is committing to a series of guidelines that makes recovery possible.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Do lie detector tests work and should they be used
  • How to help your spouse heal from an affair
  • How to become a successful relationship REBUILDER

For more on David Feder, visit: www.MyLifeAfterAn Affair.com.

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Jul
19

When Friends Wear Out Their Welcome

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Divorce Source RadioSingle Again! Now What? returns from the 4th of July break with Joanie telling tales of her trip with a friend to Nantucket.  Have you ever been on a trip with a friend that seemed to control the flow of what you do and when you do it?  This was Joanie’s grand-hotel-photoexperience and she talks about having to call her friend after the trip to express her displeasure for the way things went.  She values her friend but felt the need to get some things off her chest.  We’ve all felt this way and Joanie shows us how being up-front is always the best way.

Steve talks of the great Mackinaw Island in Michigan and his new found love for coconut water.  He also reminisces about a time when he was married and wanted to go to New Orleans with his wife and she didn’t want to go.  His solution… go by himself.  Was this the right or wrong decision?  You be the judge.

Other topics include:

  • Do wives control their husbands?
  • Listener questions answered
  • and much more.

For more programs on divorce and life after divorce, visit: www.DivorceSourceRadio.com.  For more on Joanie, visit: www.FreshStartAfterDivorce.com.

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Jul
13

Overcoming the 5 Typical Divorce Issues

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Shared cusstody on The Smart DivorceOur guest, Dr. Donald Gordon, is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Divorce Education.  The Center for Divorce Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, and family justice professionals on the effects of divorce and parenting plans on the emotional and social development of children.

Dr. Gordon is a 40+ year clinical psychologist and researcher with an area of expertise targeting the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency. During his 40 years of working with families, Dr. Gordon has studied the effects that different strategies have on reducing conflict within a family (both with parents and children).

In this episode of The Smart Divorce, Dr. Gordon shares his insights and wisdom on developing a healthy, happy relationship with your children and co-parent.  He explains how to communicate effectively, minimize stress, reduce conflict, and take your children out of the middle of the crossfire. 

We explore the cost effective education programs for parent and children that minimize the harmful effects of divorce.  Learn how the cost effective skills based online program by The Center for Divorce Education can help you.  We also explore these five typical issues of divorce:

1. Money Problems
2. Children Carrying Messages between Parents
3. Long Distance Parenting
4. Quizzing Children about the Other Parent
5. Putting Down the Other Parent

Learn skills that will immediately change the way you interact

For more information about the online divorce education programs visit http://online.divorce-education.com

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Jul
01

Should Paula Deen Have Been Fired?

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Divorce Source RadioIn this episode of Single Again! Now What? Joanie and Steve discuss the case for Paula Deen’s dismissal from The Food Network and sponsors canceling their contracts with her over her use of the “N” word thirty years ago.

DeenScandalSteve has some strong feelings regarding the situation and shares his thoughts regarding racism. In this podcast, you will hear the actual interview with Paula Deen as originally aired on The Today Show.

Joanie puts on her coaching hat and wonders how many of us have said things in a relationship that we really didn’t mean and paid the price for doing so.  This story has struck a nerve and we’d really like you to provide your opinion as well.  You can do so by posting on our Facebook Page or you could call and leave a voicemail with your feelings and we will air them during our next show.  Our Listener Line number is (248) 686-2256.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this sensitive issue.

For more programs on divorce and life after divorce, visit:www.DivorceSourceRadio.com.

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Jun
25

Overcoming Your Ex is an Obstacle to Settlement

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Shared cusstody on The Smart DivorceThere is a kaleidoscope of emotion experienced in divorce, and sometimes it makes good people do bad things, but can also bring out the worst in people especially those with mental wellness issues. What happens when you are faced with the adversity from the other side, crazy making behavior, deception, lies, and so on?

Steven Benmor

Steven Benmor

Our guest is Steven Benmor, a Family Law lawyer who only handles matrimonial cases.   He takes us through the critical steps and thinking behind dealing with the difficult issues and personalities.   Steven is a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, Co-chair of the Board of Access For Parents and Children in Ontario, Executive Member of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, Member of the Board of the Ontario Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member of the Board of the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Member of The Advocates Society, Member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and Member of the Family Lawyers Association. Steven is a recognized lawyer, educator, speaker and writer – and is well versed in dealing with many of the difficult divorce dilemmas that only the most seasoned of lawyers can handle so adeptly.

In this episode of The Smart Divorce we discuss personality disorder, the relationship breakdown business, and  stepchildren support.

Topics include:

  • Dealing with oppositional, paranoid and aggressive behavior from the other side –your soon to be former partner and their legal counsel
  • Why you’re better off in the legal system
  • Getting out of “emotional jail”
  • Why it’s important to focus on the truth, not on the lie
  • What the system is – an adversarial system, and not an inquisition system
  • Legal responsibilities to the step children
  • Overcoming your ex
  • And much more!

For more information and to contact Steven Benmor visit his website at www.benmor.com or email steve@benmor.com

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