Plan for Divorce: Your Next Chapter

Plan for Divorce: Your Next Chapter

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September 20, 2023 60 mins
Host Brooke Benson developed this show and its accompanying workbook to be the resources she wishes she'd had when she divorced in 2006. So many things have changed since then! One of the most useful is the adaptation of technology to child custody procedures. Guest Daryl Weinman, a family lawyer in Austin, TX, will share an overview of some of the most popular child custody plans available to divorcing parents. In her almo...
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Getting divorced while you are still in your earning years is one thing ... ending your marriage in retirement can add financial woes and focus attention on the division of marital assets. How will you know you have enough money to last the rest of your life following a divorce? Silver Divorce is a proven phenomenon and older Americans make up the majority of divorcing couples in 2023. Listeners had questions for previous gues...
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September 6, 2023 60 mins
You've never heard of a divorce coach? Marriage is not a game. Neither is divorce - although the divorce process does involve strategy and could pull a few ideas from the sports world. Forming a team to help you through a divorce is actually a great idea. It makes sense you would come up with a game plan. Hiring a coach to motivate and guide the team members to top performance can make a huge difference in how you (and your...
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The overall goal of this show is to open listeners' minds to life possibilities after a breakup or divorce. This might mean more to parents struggling with addiction than it does to people working through an amicable parting of ways. Sometimes a divorce may be the wake-up call that drives a serious sobriety effort. Often it is the desire to remain connected to one's children that leads a parent to rehab for drug and alcohol depe...
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This show is all about how to conceptualize life after divorce. Today's guest, Carol Cohn, is the embodiment of this idea. Her current exhibit, Reflections, hanging in 73 See Gallery, Montclair, NJ, grew out of a collection of work she called The Art of Divorce. I started it all by examining the now and trying to understand the world around me, she says. In this episode, Carol talks about her Collaborative Divorce, ending a mar...
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August 16, 2023 60 mins
Many couples who are in business together dread breaking up for both personal AND business reasons. How will the business get divided up? Who determines what it's worth? What if the company really is mine but I started it during the marriage? These concerns are legitimate and anxiety-inducing. As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BWA Valuations, Brian Walters brings a wealth of experience and education to every enga...
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It's estimated that more than 90% of American divorce cases settle prior to court. So what happens 10% of the time? This episode will explore some of the worst-case scenarios. Often oppositional personality types indulge in worsening behavior once it's clear the marriage is over. Sometimes that person starts abusing the other party. Terms like post-separation abuse, parental alienation claims, narcissistic behavior, and high...
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The overall goal of this show is to open listeners' minds to life possibilities after a breakup or divorce. This might mean more to parents struggling with addiction than it does to people working through an amicable parting of ways. Sometimes a divorce may be the wake-up call that drives a serious sobriety effort. Often it is the desire to remain connected to one's children that leads a parent to rehab for drug and alcohol depe...
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July 26, 2023 60 mins
You've never heard of a divorce coach? Marriage is not a game. Neither is divorce - although the divorce process does involve strategy and could pull a few ideas from the sports world. Forming a team to help you through a divorce is actually a great idea. It makes sense you would come up with a game plan. Hiring a coach to motivate and guide the team members to top performance can make a huge difference in how you (and your...
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Hello from the other side! Previous episodes have discussed planning for a breakup, self-care, child custody and real estate. This episode pulls back the curtain on the service providers who work with people experiencing divorce. Did you know a digital forensics expert can recover data from Venmo? She can also find hidden assets, evidence of abuse and much, much more. Today we will hear from Grace Rubio, owner and founde...
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Hear from two accomplished women on two trending topics: silver divorce (many people wait until late in life to end a marriage or partnership) and for younger couples: mistakes people make in co-parenting after the divorce is final. Mary Jo Lafaye is a Home Equity Retirement Specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. She works closely with her two colleagues at Silver Divorce Consulting: an actuary who consults on tax implicatio...
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Host Brooke Benson often hears from her divorce lending clients, It's hard to know who to trust. In this episode, we will hear from Bridget Potterton, a Realtor in the top 1% of agents in San Diego for production. Bridget is a Certified Divorce Real Estate expert (CDRE) and a Real Estate Divorce Specialist (REDS). She will discuss all the variables in how to treat real estate in divorce - based on more than 20 years of experie...
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How much is the house worth? is a common question when a couple divorces or breaks up. Often times the departing partner thinks the house is worth more than it is, sometimes one person wants to keep the house, sometimes one party tries to force a sale. There are lots of variables in real estate transactions and even a seasoned homeowner can get confused, frustrated, and anxious. Fortunately, professionals who specialize in rea...
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Host Brooke Benson developed this show and its accompanying workbook to be the resources she wishes she'd had when she divorced in 2006. So many things have changed since then! One of the most useful is the adaptation of technology to child custody procedures. Guest Daryl Weinman, a family lawyer in Austin, TX, will share an overview of some of the most popular child custody plans available to divorcing parents. In her almo...
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June 14, 2023 60 mins
Host Brooke Benson will explore self-care and self-defense in the first ever episode of Plan for Divorce: Your Next Chapter. If you've never been through a divorce, you don't get it. The person who is supposed to put you above all others is now your adversary. Guest Oona Metz, a therapist in Boston, works with women navigating divorce in her private practice. Her recent article, Why Don't We Talk - Really Talk - About Divorce...
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