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Episode 96: Using Humor to Help You Have Difficult Conversations

Using Humor to Help You Have Difficult Conversations – In Episode 96, of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we talk about using humor in certain situations to help lower conflict and stress in difficult conversations. We know divorce isn’t exactly a funny topic, but as the old saying goes, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. …

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Episode 95: How to Get the Best Result in Divorce Mediation

How to Get the Best Result in Divorce Mediation – In Episode 95, of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we talk divorce mediation. Mediation is a great alternative to the typical divorce process and mediation nearly always succeeds in resolving the issues if you have a skilled, knowledgeable mediator. An experienced mediator can provide you …

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Episode 91: Are You Ready For Your Court-Sponsored Child Custody Mediation?

Are You Ready For Your Court-Sponsored Child Custody Mediation? – In Episode 91, of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we talk about child custody mediation that is conducted by the Court, not a private mediator. Whether your Court system keeps the mediation private or has the mediator report to the Judge, there are certain things …

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Episode 88: Co-Parents! Written Communication Is Better

Co-Parents! Written Communication Is Better – In Episode 88, of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we talk about why it is imperative for co-parents to use written communication. This is especially important if you have a high-conflict relationship with your ex. Written communication can even give you an advantage in your Court case, if you …

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Episode 79: I Want My Divorce to Be Done, So What’s Taking So Long?

I Want My Divorce to Be Done, So What’s Taking So Long? – In Episode 79, of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss the timeframe for a typical divorce, which is usually shocking for most people. We’ll dive into the two stages of every divorce process and share the one thing everyone can do …

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Episode 60: What Can We Learn From #Ellen about Kindness?

What can we learn from #Ellen about kindness? In Episode 60 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss Ellen’s recent stance on kindness and how she’s been attacked in the media for it. More importantly, we dive into the similarities between these events and divorce. How can you model Ellen’s behavior to help you …

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Episode 49: Vindication: The Heart of Post-Divorce Conflict

Vindication: The Heart of Post-Divorce Conflict. In Episode 49 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss our human need for vindication. We see it in almost every case and it’s natural. More importantly, it’s the driving force behind a vast majority of high-conflict Court battles. If vindication is what so many are seeking, why …

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Episode 42: The Five Stages of Divorce Grief Recovery

The Five Stages of Divorce Grief Recovery. In Episode 42 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we discuss the emotional process of moving through divorce which in effect, is a process of grieving. If you are familiar with the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, you’ll recognize our discussion around the 5 stages. No matter what stage …

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Episode 41: Wisdom from on High – 5 Biblical Quotes to Live By After Divorce or Separation

Wisdom from on High – 5 Biblical Quotes to Live By After Divorce or Separation. In Episode 41 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we share our 5 favorite biblical verses that helped us personally during our divorces. Divorce is not easy regardless of which religious beliefs you hold. However, the Bible can provide us …

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Co-Parenting

Episode 40: One Powerful Idea to Revolutionize Your Co-Parenting Relationship

One Powerful Idea to Revolutionize Your Co-Parenting Relationship. In Episode 40 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we analyze the difficulties of co-parenting. How do you deal with conflict? How do you get privacy from your ex and get them to leave you alone? Most parents are frustrated with their co-parent and the manipulation that …

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Episode 39: Do You Know the ONE Resource That Will Turn the Tables on Your Divorce?

Do You Know the ONE Resource That Will Turn the Tables on Your Divorce? In Episode 39 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we help you assess what you actually want from your post-divorce life and how to get it. Most people utilize resources such as aggressive lawyers, financial experts and therapists to try to …

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Religious Teaching Children After Divorce

Episode 37: How do you handle the religious training of children after divorce?

How do you handle the religious training of children after divorce? In Episode 37 of the Divorce University Online Podcast, we walk you through many of the struggles co-parents have around this issue. What if one of you isn’t religious or doesn’t attend church? What if you have different religions? How do you talk to …

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How much are attorney's fees

Episode 35: , Understanding Attorney Retainers, Fees, and Billing.

Welcome to Episode 35 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 35, Understanding Attorney Retainers, Fees, and Billing, we try to remove the confusion around attorney fees. Many divorcing people have never had a prior need for legal services and don’t understand an attorney retainer or how it works. Furthermore, they don’t understand how …

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Episode 34: Divorce Court Process Flyover – Understanding the Basics

Welcome to Episode 34 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 34, Divorce Court Process Flyover – Understanding the Basics, we talk about the legal process that everyone goes through during divorce. It’s important to have a basic understanding of the process so that you can make decisions regarding your case. Divorce is a …

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Episode 32: The Number One Divorce Secret: It Will Be Better Tomorrow

Welcome to Episode 32 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 32, The Number One Divorce Secret: It Will Be Better Tomorrow, we talk about the crisis of divorce that almost every single person experience including the strong illusion that your current misery will last forever. Fortunately, it won’t. Divorce is a transition to …

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Episode 31: Four Weapons That Demolish Post-Separation Negativity

Welcome to Episode 31 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 31, Four Weapons That Demolish Post-Separation Negativity, we talk about the common cycle of negativity often see in newly separated people. Hurt, anger, and resentment are common emotions in divorce and unfortunately, many people stay stuck in those emotions for extended periods of …

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Episode 29: The Secret to Healthy Post-Divorce Relationships

Welcome to Episode 29 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 29, The Secret to Healthy Post-Divorce Relationships, we talk about what caused the misery in our previous relationship, how we can get ourselves emotionally healthy, and how not to get ourselves into the same situation all over again! If you’re anything like us, …

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Episode 28: Five Resolutions to Transform You After Divorce

Welcome to Episode 28 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 28, Five Resolutions to Transform You After Divorce, we talk about how maddening the divorce process is for most people. It is inherently negative and therefore, easily framed in negative ways by those of us going through it. Unfortunately, the Court process only …

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Episode 24: Communication 201 – Examples of Effective Communication

Welcome to Episode 24 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 24, Communication 201 – Examples of Effective Communication we dive into concrete examples of communication between coparents and explain how we would revise the communication and why we recommend the changes. These examples are designed to help you model your own communication and …

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Episode 23: Communication A Vital Co-Parenting Skill

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 23 we discuss “Communication, A Vital Co-Parenting Skill”. Are you wearing the black or white hat in your custody case? In this episode, we discuss how to eliminate conflict, defensiveness, and how to let your ex “be the crazy one”. We’ll also dive …

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Episode 19: I’m Restrained from seeing My Children, How Can I Get My Kids Back?

Welcome to Episode 19 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 19, I’m Restrained from seeing My Children, How Can I Get My Kids Back?, We talk about being in one of the most difficult situations a parent can be in, and that is not being able to see their children. We talk you …

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Episode 17: Men Are Narcissist, Women Are Borderline

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 17, Men Are Narcissist, Women Are Borderline. In this Episode we discuss the prevalence of personality disorders in divorce and how having a spouse with a personality disorder impacts the divorce process and outcomes. For more information please visit us a divorceuniversityonline.com. Thank …

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Episode 14: Financial Issues Part 4 – Why Calculating Spousal Support is Like Trying to Nail Jello to the Wall

Welcome to Episode 14 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 14, Preparing Financial Issues Part Four – Why Calculating Spousal Support is Like Trying to Nail Jello to the Wall. Spousal Support (or Alimony) is by far the most difficult aspect to settle in almost every case. Spousal support is complicated and the …

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Episode 13: Financial Issues Part 3: Getting and Enforcing Child Support

Welcome to Episode 13 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 13, Preparing Financial Issues Part Three – Getting and Enforcing Child Support, we talk about the underlying lawsuit, the necessity of a motion, and many other factors that go into how much is paid, and how to collect it from a spouse that …

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Episode 12: Financial Issues Part 2, Support of Minor Child

 Welcome to Episode 12 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 12, Preparing Financial Issues Part Two – Support of Minor Children. In this episode we discuss the two main factors used to calculate guideline child support in California, what the purpose of child support is (i.e. what it covers) and how to …

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Thanksgiving (Special Episode): Family American Style

Welcome to a special Thanksgiving Episode of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In this Episode, Thanksgiving – Family American Style, we discuss the difficulty of holidays for divorcing parties and how our Thanksgiving unfolds 12 years post-divorce. We discuss creating new traditions and let you in on who the guests will be in our home, …

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Episode 11: Preparing Financial Issues Part One-What Are The Issues?

Welcome to Episode 11 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 11, Preparing Financial Issues Part One – What Are the Issues? Finances are a very complex issue in divorce and is a very common point of conflict in divorcing couples. We help you understand all of what is considered part of the community …

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Episode 10: Motions, Part Two – How to Write a Declaration Supporting Your Motion

Welcome to Episode 10 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 10, Motions Part Two – How to Write a Declaration Supporting Your Motion. Motions part two dives into writing your declarations. There are very specific processes for submitting evidence, and often people are confused on what solid evidence is. We go in depth …

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Episode 9: Motions, Part One-How To Get Temporary Court Orders

Welcome to Episode 9 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 9, Motions Part One – How to Get Temporary Orders, many people are confused by the court process, and the paperwork can be overwhelming. In this episode we go into detail about getting temporary orders, from the paperwork, to the courtroom. For more …

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Episode 8: The Emotional Aspects of the Divorce versus the Lawsuit

Welcome to Episode 8 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 8, The Emotional Aspects of the Divorce versus the Lawsuit, we pull apart the two aspects of divorce and break them down. You cannot have one without the other, and often the emotional side tends to ruin many peoples’ chances at the lawsuit …

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Episode 7: Avoiding The Battle-How To Announce That You Want A Divorce

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 7, Avoiding the Battle – How to Announce That You Want a Divorce, we discuss how to introduce the idea of divorce to your spouse with as little conflict as possible. This announcement is a crucial step in getting your spouse into mediation …

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Episode 4: Why Thinking About “Child Custody” Will Hurt Your Case

 Welcome to Episode 4 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 4, Why Thinking About Child Custody Will Hurt Your Case, we talk about having the wrong mindset when it comes to thinking about your child custody case. We help you to understand how the courts generally look at things, and give you …

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Podcast Episode 3: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – The Perils and Pitfalls of Self Representation

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Divorce University Online Podcast. In Episode 3, You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know, we talk about the pitfalls of trying to represent yourself in family court. We talk about the complexity of the court system, the forms, local rules, and last but not least, unrealistic expectations, that can …

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