Modern Divorce - The Do-Over For A Better You

Modern Divorce - The Do-Over For A Better You

Surviving the Modern Divorce means taking on equal parts warrior and saint. You need all the support you can get. If you're going to remake your life, you're in the right place to learn how to create the new and better you, both legally and psychologically. Brought to you by Arizona Divorce Attorney Billie Tarascio of Modern Law and where you can tap into low cost divorce help, learning and therapy to help you redraw that new you.


September 21, 2023 26 mins

It's blended family month at the Modern Divorce Podcast, and host Billie Tarascio joins with two experienced parents who've got a system you can use to make your blended family life more successful - and sane.

It's hard enough raising a family under any circumstances, but blending a family can be an especially difficult process as you build relationships between step siblings and step parents. Dr James and G...

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Today's podcast gives you a peek behind the scenes at Modern Law with Client Advocate Kendra Stephanski, who is typically the first contact people speak with when they call Modern Law for help. 

In this episode, we hear about Kendra's work on the DEI Committee (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) where she explains why she believes in it and how she's driving the efforts to serve all varieties of cultural, ra...

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Finding a way to escape the unending stress of divorce can be a very real issue. The stress begins to take a toll on your body, creating mental and physical impacts. A couple glasses of wine might be an easy fix, but that's temporary, and doesn't solve the problem. Then along comes Morgan Rysdon, our guest today on the Modern Divorce Podcast who tells host Billie Tarascio about who she became a practitioner of The Alexand...

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August 31, 2023 22 mins

After divorce, it's not so uncommon for a child to pick the parent they want to be with,  and avoid - or even stop speaking to  - the other. In this episode, we dive deep into the complex and emotionally charged topic of parental alienation. Join us as we explore the nuances of this issue and discuss its impact on families, legal proceedings, and the lives of children caught in the crossfire. Your host, Family Law Attorney Bil...

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August 24, 2023 20 mins

What does a legal paraprofessional do, and why is this new professional designation saving people money? In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, host Billie Tarascio talks about the behind the scenes work that goes into managing the divorce process with Legal Paraprofessional Rebekah Chapman. As part of the support team at Modern Law, she works directly with attorneys and can even act as an attorney does in the courtroom. Ha...

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August 17, 2023 20 mins

Tough guys need a break sometimes. Since men are often encouraged from an early age to suppress their emotions, it can significantly and detrimentally affect their emotional intelligence. Studies show this can affect their earning power as well. So how do you fix that?

Dr. Audra Horney, a Mesa, Arizona-based psychologist, says her clientele is mostly men who need to find a safe space to cry, unload, process and delete some...

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August 10, 2023 33 mins

Dr. Carolyn Kurle joins Modern Divorce Podcast Host Billie Tarascio to talk about the mental and emotional challenges that come with a divorce, like knowing when to leave, understanding your urge to stay, and when it's okay to let yourself off the hook for decisions made when you first decided to marry.

It's a complicated process, but one Dr. Kurle says is pressured by false stories we tell ourselves. If we can l...

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"Leave him," they say (Or her, as the case may be) when there's violence and abuse involved. It's not a switch you can turn off easily, says Dr. Lisa Fontes, who specializes in trainings to resolve domestic violence cases and abuse. In today's podcast, with host Billie Tarascio of Modern Law, Dr. Fontes talks about the very complicated issues involving domestic violence and coercive control before, during a...

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July 27, 2023 11 mins

Today's podcast episode features Modern Divorce host Billie Tarascio talking with our featured guest, Shane Ross, the latest addition to the talented team of attorneys at Modern Law. Shane arrives with an impressive track record in commercial real estate, which is proving to be an invaluable background for those who are divorcing.

Understanding real estate is crucial in the realm of family law as it often involves determining w...

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In this eye-opening podcast dealing with couples who, Modern Divorce Host and family law attorney Billie Tarascio,  talks with Arizona's leading military divorce legal expert, Tucson-based attorney Matt Randle, as they delve into the complex legal world of military divorces.

Matt answers the questions, and more, about such things as:
1. What happens when one party is deployed during a divorce ...
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July 13, 2023 18 mins

Lacking the funds to hire an attorney is a big problem in the U.S., but a new alternative to using an attorney for your divorce was recently made legal in Arizona. Combining the detail work and "heavy lifting" of document preparation from a paralegal, and mixing in the courtroom work of an attorney, is the newly designated licensed Legal Paraprofessional.

In today's Modern Divorce Podcast, host Billie Tarasc...

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Divorce can be the most dangerous time for those who have experienced domestic violence. It can also be tricky inside the law office working on your case, if your ex is crazy, angry and ready to lash out.

In this special episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, Host Billie Tarascio talks with Caitlin Lindahl, a law office manager who has had to create safety plans and manage the crazies who might think they'll come by t...

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June 29, 2023 20 mins

It's not uncommon for grandparents to stand in as parents ("in loco parentis") when mom or dad are away, at work, deployed, or even in jail. But when the parents divorce and parenting time is split up, what rights do grandparents have to see their grandkids and continue their relationship?

It's a heartbreaking situation for grandparents with close and ongoing relationships with the kids. In this episode...

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What influences relationship choices on a subconscious level and how can they lead to divorce?  In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, Host Billie Tarascio talks with relationship sleuth and divorce coach Johanna Lynn of the Family Imprint Institute who specializes in finding and resolving emotional and relationship patterns that can lead to breakups.

Johanna was influenced by Brazilian colleagues who use a systemi...

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Has your ex lied about something in your divorce case? Lying in court poses a multitude of potential costs to you, your children and your future. In today's episode, host Billie Tarascio and "Win Without Law School" attorney Julie LaBenz talk about the most powerful ways to expose your ex in court.

While you don't want to focus your efforts on proving that your ex is a bad person, it is important to sh...

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When there's abuse or other criminal actions that are part of a divorce case, how do you know what kind of attorney to get? And where do you even start?

In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, host Billie Tarascio talks with Keith Evans, former military attorney and prosecutor who now, at Modern Law, specializes in dealing with cases that may deal with Arizona Department of Child Safety, abuse situations and ju...

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The world doesn't stop just because you're in the middle of divorce, right? But it feels like it, and you may just want to be left alone to recover your sanity.

In this Modern Divorce episode, host Billie Tarascio talks with Divorce Coach Karen Mahon about how to keep going, keep working, and stay at the top of your game during the divorce process. Karen advises high level executives how to maintain their career ...

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Life changes after divorce, right? If your parenting plan just isn't working anymore and it's been more than a year since it was approved, it might be time to put together a new plan and make it official.

Not so fast. There are some serious pitfalls that may be lurking. A poorly made agreement could lock you into giving up things you don't intend to.

In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, h...

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If you split up with your ex because you couldn't get along, parenting time can still be filled with verbal war games, dirty tricks, and bursts of anger. How do some divorced parents still manage?

In this episode of the Modern Divorce Podcast, host Billie Tarascio talks with Certified Divorce Coach Tessa Noel of Kind Mama Divorce Coaching for some tools you can use to diffuse the anger with your ex, especially when it...

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Massive victories in divorce cases are rare, and there's almost never a landslide victory by one party. So who wins? Nothing can repair the loss of a betrayal from your Soon To Be Ex (STBX), and sometimes we look to the court to fix the wounds. But it can't. So what do you do?

When there are real dangers and real emergencies, there are legal avenues, but most issues don't meet that level of the court's ...

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