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difficult ex screamingIs My Ex Crazy or Just a Jerk? Handling a Difficult Ex (Part 1)

Faculty Member: Dr. Mark Banschick

A medical doctor, expert witness, and the author of The Intelligent Divorce book series, Dr. Banschick know how hard divorce can be on families. While writing the books, he identified 10 common types of Difficult Ex – including The Denier, The Victim, and The Addict. In Part 1 of this two-part session, he is going to be talking about how to spot and cope with the first five types. More

mom-with-son11 Things You Need to Know About Child Custody and Parenting Time

Faculty Member: Abigale M. Stolfe, New Jersey Family Lawyer

When going through a divorce involving children, parents are faced with numerous complex issues. From the factors courts consider when granting custody to how custody and child support is decided for unwed parents, family lawyer Abigale Stolfe outlines the top issues and offers tips related to child custody and parenting time. More

International Divorce: Custody and Jurisdictionfather_sad_child2

Faculty Member: John K. Grubb, Family Law Attorney, MBA (accounting and finance)

When borders are involved, child custody issues become more complex. In this podcast, John K. Grubb discusses international divorce and family law and outlines the options and rights of parents who do not live in the same country. More

mother_daughter_sadLatest Research on the Impact of Divorce on Children

Faculty Member: Marta J. Papa, Divorce Attorney and Mediator

Marta J. Papa – a divorce attorney and mediator in Missouri – discusses the latest research on the impact of divorce on children, especially when there is conflict involved. She also explains the steps parents can take to help their children survive the divorce. More


Child Custody in Florida

Faculty Member: Ginger L. Dugan, Florida Family Lawyer

In a divorce, parents will either have to negotiate a custody agreement or agree to a court judgment. In this podcast, family lawyer Ginger L. Dugan discusses questions that are frequently asked by parents who are dealing with issues related to child custody in Florida. More

parenting coordinatorThe Benefits of Working with a Parenting Coordinator

Faculty Member: Vera Bergermann, Managing Attorney of Bergermann Law Firm

Vera Bergermann explains how a Parenting Coordinator can help your family during a difficult divorce – including describing the main objectives and goals of a parenting coordinator.  This is a “must attend” session for divorcing Floridians with children. More

child abuseChild Abuse Allegations – From Both Sides

Faculty Member: Allison Williams, Founder of Williams Law Group

Attorney Allison Williams examines the best way to prove or disprove allegations of child abuse or neglect in court, and share what a parent should do if allegations of abuse cannot be proven in court. More

children and divorceLegal Issues Pertaining to Children During and After Divorce

Faculty MemberNissa M. Ricafort, Parenting Coordinator and Family Law Group Partner

During and after a divorce, the most common legal issues couples face are related to children. Coming to an agreement on child support, child custody, and visitation can be difficult when emotions are running high. Family lawyer Nissa M. Ricafort discusses what parents should keep in mind regarding children and divorce. More

angry girlParental Alienation: How to Detect, Prevent, and Overcome Its Effects

Faculty MemberDr. Benjamin Garber, licensed psychologist and parenting coordinator

Dr. Garber details symptoms and behaviors in your children that can help you determine whether or not the other parent is intentionally trying to turn them against you, and offers concerned parents advice to prevent or at least mitigate the effects of parental alienation. More

divorced parents child supportHow Child Support Works

Faculty Member: Diana Shepherd, CDFA™, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

Regardless of whether or not they were ever legally married, all parents have an obligation to support their children. This session offers a general overview of how child support is supposed to work – including the factors influencing amount and duration of child support payable or receivable, “special expenses” that go above and beyond what the child support guideline amounts will cover, and the tax issues of child support. More

mom daughter happyHow to Help Children Cope with Divorce

Faculty MemberTerry Gaspard, licensed therapist, author, and college instructor

Terry Gaspard explores a range of issues pertaining to parenting after divorce and, how better parenting promotes healthy adjustment for children after divorce. Terry offers strategies parents can use to help them co-parent more effectively, especially after an adversarial divorce. More

stepfamily remarriageTwo Stepmoms Talk about Love and the Blended Family

Faculty Member: Martha Chan, Founder of The Divorce School and Co-Owner of and

Martha Chan and Diana Shepherd discuss their experiences as stepmoms, explain the secrets to making a blended family work (which includes developing a good relationship with your spouse’s ex), and offer their best advice to viewers contemplating remarriage.

sad boyWhat Your Child Really Wants You to Know

Faculty MemberRosalind Sedacca, CLC, Divorce & Parenting Coach

Divorce doesn’t have to devastate your child or your family – but it easily can if you, as a parent, are not diligent. Seeing divorce through your child’s eyes is crucial to avoiding mistakes that can scar your child’s emotional and psychological well-being. Find out what your child really wants you to know. More

father and daughterGender Bias in Custody

Faculty Member: Cathy Meyer, Master Certified Coach (MCC), Certified Legal Investigator and Marriage Enrichment Coach

A look at the idea that there is gender bias in custody in the family court system. What divorce statistics say about such a bias and what fathers can do to protect themselves in court and remain bonded with their children after divorce. More

my ex is crazyMy Ex is Crazy! Tips for Handling Divorce and Co-Parenting with a High-Conflict Ex-Spouse

Faculty Member: Megan L. Hunter, MBA, Publisher, Author, Speaker

These days, everyone involved in a difficult divorce thinks their ex has a personality disorder – such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, or Antisocial Personality Disorder. Find out how to determine whether or not your ex-spouse has a personality disorder and how to handle divorce and co-parenting when conflict is involved.More

adult children of divorceA Conversation with 2 Adult Children of Divorce

Guest Speakers: Elliot Meyer and Dylan Couvrette, two adult children of divorce

This is a very intimate discussion with two adults whose parents divorced when they were young. One of them is the son of the Facilitator who is asking questions and hearing the answers from his own son about the Facilitator’s divorce for the first time. These two guest speakers courageously share their experiences with their parents’ divorce, what it meant to them when it happened, their relationships with their parents through the years, and the impact of the divorce on them and how they have been dealing with it. More

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