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Oct
10

Women Embrace Shared Parenting

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Shared cusstody on The Smart DivorceHave you heard about the new organization, Leading Women for Shared Parenting or LW4SP?  This is a group of prominent women who recognize that absent issues of abuse, neglect or abandonment, government policy and laws must be structured in such a way as to maximize the opportunity of all parents to contribute to the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development of their children.

According to Pew Research on the Huffington Post, there is yet another data point to add to the changing portrait of American parents: the number of single fathers has risen ninefold since demographers began measuring it more than 50 years ago.

Barbara Kay

Barbara Kay

Back in 1960 there were fewer than 300,000 households headed by single dads, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released by the Pew Research Center. By 2011 that had grown to more than 2.6 million. That’s more than twice the rate of growth of single mother-led households, which quadrupled in the same period, to 8.6 million from 1.9 million.

Our guest, one of the exceptional Leading Women, Barbara Kay, a prominent Canadian journalist, shares with us her perspective on shared parenting.  “Without a presumption of equal shared parenting, the system will continue to fail children and non-custodial parents. Women are better placed to make this argument than men.”

In this episode of The Smart Divorce we discuss many issues such as:

  • What does LW4SP stand for, and what they want you to know
  • The difference between shared parenting and joint custody
  • What the current research shows about Equally Shared Parenting
  • Considerations when developing your parenting plan
  • Lots of great information about LW4SP

For more information and to find out more about Leading Women for Shared Parenting, visit http://lw4sp.org

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Oct
03

From Granny Panties to Thongs

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Divorce Source RadioOn this episode of Single Again! Now What? Lisa LaBelle rejoins Joanie and Steve to discuss of all things, your granny’s panties!

granny-pantsBOOKYep, you heard us right.  The author of From Granny Panties to Thongs, Penny Burke joins the show to share how even your elder parents might still have a desire to get their Mojo on after divorce or the loss of a spouse.

As kids, we’ve always had a hard time thinking about our parents having sex.  Imagine how it must feel to discover your elder mom’s red thong in the washing hamper.  This couldn’t be my mom’s could it?  This is a true story and the inspiration for Penny’s new book.

For more on Penny Burke’s new book, visit: www.FromGrannyPantiesToThongs.com.

For more on Lisa, Amy and Hope After Divorce, visit: www.HopeAfterDivorce.org.

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

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Sep
26

Hope After Divorce

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Divorce Source RadioDivorce is never easy, and most of us aren’t prepared to handle all that comes along with it.

hopelogo2How will you deal with being alone after years of marriage?  What do you tell your children and how can you be a role model to them during this very tough time?  How can you make ends meet with half the money you used to have?  And how will you pick up the pieces and move on to a new life with healthier relationships? These are just a few of the questions one faces when going through divorce.

On this episode of Single Again! Now What? Joanie Winberg and Steve Peck introduce you to a new website designed to help you survive your divorce.  It’s the Divorce Support Center at: www.HopeAfterDivorce.org.

HopeBookCo founders Lisa LaBelle and Amy Osmond Cook join us to introduce their new website, and most importantly, offer hope.

If you’re thinking the name Osmond sounds familiar and wondering if Amy is any relation to the famous Donny and Marie Osmond you’re spot on.  Amy Osmond Cook is their niece, and like Lisa, Amy has experienced divorce first-hand.

This is a program that’s both fun and informative and a must listen for anyone who has been there, doing, or done that.

For more on Lisa, Amy and Hope After Divorce, visit: www.HopeAfterDivorce.org.

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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Sep
24

Can A Relationship Be Saved After An Affair?

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Divorce Source RadioOn this episode of Single Again! Now What? Joanie Winberg and Steve Peck tackle the tough topic of affairs.

Have you ever been cheated on?  Perhaps you were the one that cheated.  The question is, why do lovers stray and if they do so, is it possible to save your relationship?

David Feder

David Feder

Our program is titled “Can A Relationship Be Saved After An Affair” and our guest is a therapist whose practice deals exclusively with couples who have experienced an infidelity.  David Feder is based out of Toronto and he helps clients all over the world heal after an affair.

affairNot everyone will want to stay together after an affair but David has created a program called VISION that helps people make a choice that is right for them. Although not all couples are able to stay together after infidelity, David has helped many work through an affair, stay together and experience a loving relationship.

David helps couples grieve the loss of their “old” relationship, rebuild the trust that was lost and assists couples in building a new relationship.  The risk of a future betrayal is reduced because an emphasis is placed on rebuilding trust and increasing self-esteem by finding the lost self that is so often a result of an affair.

For more information on David, visit: http://www.mylifeafteranaffair.com.  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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Sep
12

Co-Parenting A Pet after Divorce

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Divorce Source RadioOn this episode of Single Again! Now What? Joanie and Steve feature attorney and author David Pisarra to discuss Co-Parenting a Pet.

CoParentAPetUsing his own life story as a backdrop, David T. Pisarra, shares his experience of sharing a dog in What About Wally? and how it helped bring closure and healed the hurt of a broken heart.

Breaking up is difficult, and when you share a dog, (or cat for that matter), with another person, how your ex treats the dog is a major concern. Our dogs become like our children, and we want “the ex” to treat them with the same love, respect and care that we do.

Combining the life experiences of a divorce lawyer and a pet expert, David teaches the vital principles of co-parenting, mutual respect and the value of a clear parenting plan.

Other topics include:

  • Joanie’s Cancer Retreat
  • Parental Alination
  • Personal Protection & Restraining Orders
  • How Divorce Ramps Up Anger 

For more on David Pisarra and his new book What About Wally, visit: www.WhatAboutWally.com.

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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Sep
04

When Your Partner Can’t Commit

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Divorce Source RadioJoanie and Steve are back with Single Again! Now What? and the show opens with a gross topic of bed bugs.  Steve is facing a devastating problem at his apartment complex and may be forced to move and trash all of his new furniture.  Joanie then shares her story of bugs in her bed.

On a lighter note, it’s time for some world divorce trivia and Joanie is surprised that Steve gets so many questions correct.

The dynamic duo then moves on to answer a listener question of how to deal with his girlfriend’s jealousy of his relationship with his ex.

Finally, Steve shares that his on again/off again relationship is off again. And this time, it looks like for good.  This begins the topic, what do when your lover can’t commit to you?

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
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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