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The Divorce Chronicles is a forum for anyone and everyone at any stage of the divorce process. Family law attorney, Tracey J. Coates, discusses a multitude of topics related to the divorce process with various thought leaders in the industry, including attorneys, financial planners, mental health professionals, mediators, parent educators, divorce coaches, parent coordinators, authors, and other professionals to help simplify and demystify the divorce process in a down-to-earth and straightforward manner without all of the legalese.

The Divorce Chronicles is a forum for anyone and everyone at any stage of the divorce process. Family law attorney, Tracey J. Coates, discusses a multitude of topics related to the divorce process with various thought leaders in the industry, including attorneys, financial planners, mental health professionals, mediators, parent educators, divorce coaches, parent coordinators, authors, and other professionals to help simplify and demystify the divorce process in a down-to-earth and straightforward manner without all of the legalese.
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The Divorce Chronicles is a forum for anyone and everyone at any stage of the divorce process. Family law attorney, Tracey J. Coates, discusses a multitude of topics related to the divorce process with various thought leaders in the industry, including attorneys, financial planners, mental health professionals, mediators, parent educators, divorce coaches, parent coordinators, authors, and other professionals to help simplify and demystify the divorce process in a down-to-earth and straightforward manner without all of the legalese.

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Helping Families Transition Through Hard Times

10/24/2019
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Remember, my ebook will be coming out later this fall! Be sure to grab a copy when the book is released. This book gives valuable information on what to do when you start the divorce process, questions you need to ask, and other great information to prepare for the divorce process. I'm also collaborating on an online course, so be on the lookout for these two resources soon! Also, look for my new membership experience coming soon! My goal is to create a community of support for those going...

Duration:00:47:38

Before You Hit the Nuclear D Button

10/9/2019
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Remember, my ebook will be coming out later this fall! Be sure to grab a copy when the book is released. This book gives valuable information on what to do when you start the divorce process, questions you need to ask, and other great information to prepare for the divorce process. I’m also collaborating on an online course, so be on the lookout for these two resources soon! Today we are going to explore the avenues you want to explore before filing for divorce. There are other avenues to...

Duration:00:39:53

Coaching Isn't Just for Athletes

9/26/2019
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Today I’m joined by health and success coach Kelly Travis, who assists ambitious and high-achieving women prioritize their health and well-being to reach new levels in their business and life. Kelly works with women to build confidence, assists them with their physical, emotional, and mental health while having fun! As a result, her clients are taking action and creating positive change in their lives. Kelly is also a mom and twice divorced, who has landed on her feet and is...

Duration:00:30:43

The Power of Forgiveness

9/12/2019
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In episode 17, we talk about the power to forgive and how this power gives you the ability to heal and to move forward. Small steps equate to progress on your healing process. You may feel that you may never forgive, but remember, this benefits you and you alone. Today’s show I’m joined by Regina Demeo, she is an attorney and adjunct professor at the George Washington University. She has spent over 20 years in private practice assisting families in the Washington DC metro area focusing on...

Duration:00:31:50

Hitting the Restart Button After a Divorce

5/2/2019
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In episode 16, I talk to Liza about how she supports other single parents through giving them the information they need to put together their lives during and after a divorce. Liza and her team offers divorce support, research and personal assistant services based on your needs and the best options with your current circumstances. Her concierge covers the areas of finance, home repair, childcare and legal assistance during your transition. Liza searched for resources after her divorce eight...

Duration:00:30:35

Recharging Your Personal Life During the Divorce Process with Guest Karen M. Pierce

4/4/2019
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In episode 15, I talk to Karen about struggles which all women face during a divorce. We chat about how we as women focus on other people, instead of ourselves, even when going through a divorce. Karen assists women own their success and believes we are able to do more and fully impact the world when we are whole. From her experience as a young child, Karen learned to understand not just what people were saying, but the meaning behind their words. She understood what she could and could...

Duration:00:49:16

Navigating the Legal and Emotional Aspects of Divorce

3/28/2019
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In episode 14, I talk to Kate Anthony: a certified life coach with relationship coaching and a personal communication expert. She walks individuals through the divorce process, using her own personal experience of divorce in addition to her background and training. Kate coaches her clients through emotional hardships and the emotional toll that comes with divorce. Catching up emotionally is a difficult path to negotiate when you are going through the process of divorce. We discuss...

Duration:00:46:14

Our Family Wizard - Online Communication Tools for Parents with guest Jai Kissoon

3/21/2019
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Jai Kissoon is the co-founder and CEO of the co-parenting website Our Family Wizard. This is a co-parenting website and mobile tool designed to help parents manage communications, schedules, documents, organize photos, and whatever else needs to be managed across two separate households. In this episode, Jai will share some of the top benefits and features of this website and tool. We also get a behind the scenes look at how Our Family Wizard came about. Since Jai has become the CEO, Our...

Duration:00:36:16

Top 8 Changes to Family Law with the Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Guest Eric Rollinger

3/14/2019
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In episode 9, I talked about the Tax Cut and Jobs Act or TCJA and how the new tax laws affect alimony law. In this episode, we go more in depth with Tax Attorney Eric Rollinger. We revisit the changes in alimony law and talk about tax codes, payments ending upon death, what is considered a written instrument, and more. We also go in depth on other changes that will affect families and everyone who pays taxes. Eric is the perfect guest to do this. He is a CPA and an Attorney at the Law Firm...

Duration:01:02:11

Post Divorce Financial Tips with guest Heather Locus

2/28/2019
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Wealth manager Heather Locus is here today to talk about post divorce financial issues that people really need to be mindful of. She is an owner and leader at the Divorce Practice Group at the private wealth management firm of Balasa Dinverno Foltz or BDF which is headquartered near Chicago, Illinois. She focuses her practice on individuals throughout the US that are going through a divorce. She helps them untangle their marital assets and helps customize a new strategy to fund the next...

Duration:00:58:46

Estate Planning after a Divorce with guest Michelle Chapin

2/14/2019
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Michelle is one of my law partners and an exceptional attorney at the law firm of Paley Rothman in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a member of our estate planning, tax, and corporate practice groups where she advises individuals, families, and small business owners regarding their estate and gift planning needs. She is recognized as a top trust and estates lawyer in Washingtonian Magazine. She excels at explaining complex and advanced concepts in a way that is succinct and easy to understand. We...

Duration:00:34:27

Repeal of Alimony Law - 75 Years in the Making

1/17/2019
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Happy New Year. Welcome to the very first episode of The Divorce Chronicles for 2019. I'm excited for what's to come in 2019. With the passing of President Trump's new tax law called The Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, there are dramatic changes in regards to alimony payments. Today, I'm going to provide clarity about what this new tax law means for you.

Duration:00:10:13

The Often Overlooked Emotional Aspects of Divorce with guest Robin Tucker

12/11/2018
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Sometimes, we can get bogged down in the legal and financial aspects of the divorce process, but the emotional aspects of divorce are very real and very raw. Robin Tucker is a psychotherapist and parent coach who helps individuals and families manage the emotional trauma of divorce. She offers remote sessions, in-person sessions, and has her upcoming Divorce Recovery 1.0 support group. We discuss the emotional state that people beginning the divorce process are in and some of the steps that...

Duration:00:32:58

The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Divorce Process With Guest Sara Tennen

10/9/2018
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October is domestic violence awareness month. In honor of that on today's episode, we'll be discussing the impact of domestic violence on the divorce process. Did you know, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States? One in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lives. On a typical day more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence...

Duration:00:38:04

Tips for Unrepresented Parties in Domestic Matters

9/18/2018
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Family magistrate Bibi Berry is here today. Before joining the judiciary, Magistrate Berry was a principal member and my former partner at the law firm of Paley Rothman in Bethesda, Maryland. She devoted most of her legal career to the practice of family law. She is a dear friend and a very smart and experienced family law practitioner. She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She has served as a faculty member for...

Duration:00:47:10

Mortgage Lending Issues Unique to Separating Couples With Guest Margie Hofberg

8/21/2018
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What happens when two spouses that are joint owners of a home get divorced? One spouse may want to remain in the home while the other spouse is planning on moving out. What if there is a sizeable mortgage that the remaining spouse may or may not be able to afford? Is there a way to lower the existing mortgage, so that the remaining spouse is able to realistically afford it? What if the remaining spouse hasn’t been in the workforce for a while or has been working part-time? What if the only...

Duration:00:45:46

The Impact of International Family Law Issues During the Divorce Process With Guest Melissa Kucinski

7/31/2018
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Melissa Kucinski is a family law attorney and mediator practicing in the DC and Maryland area. She has created a unique niche in the family law area and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in international family law. She has served as a consultant to the Hague Conference on Private International Law and has written a dozen articles on international children’s issues and mediation of complex cross-border custody and abduction cases. There is no one better than Melissa to share the...

Duration:00:41:48

Discussing Collaborative Law as an Alternative to the Divorce Process with guest Sheila Gardner

7/17/2018
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Many of you associate the divorce process with litigation. When I talk about litigation, I mean appearing before and presenting evidence to the judge to advance your position before the judge makes a decision on the outcome. There are also alternatives to litigation like collaborative law. Today, I am joined by attorney and mediator Sheila Gardner the founder of Cooperative Strategies Family Law. Sheila joins us to discuss the ins and outs of collaborative law and what it means, how the...

Duration:00:52:49

How a Divorce Coach can help you navigate the divorce process with guest Cherie Morris

7/17/2018
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Cherie Morris is a divorce coach, parent coordinator, an author, and a mother. While going through her own divorce, Cherie recognized a need for an organized framework and a path to communication. Transitioning through divorce can be an emotionally charged time and having tools and professionals in place to assist along the way is essential. Now Cherie uses her expertise and personal experience to help others go through the divorce process and to transition and coparent in a way that is...

Duration:00:44:59

Introduction to The Divorce Chronicles with Tracey Coates, Esquire

7/13/2018
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Welcome to The Divorce Chronicles a forum for practical and insightful information for everyone at every stage of the divorce process. I’m your host Tracey Coates. In this first episode, I would like to introduce myself and share my goals and intentions for this podcast. I have been a practicing family law attorney for nearly 15 years in the Maryland and DC area. Over the years, people contemplating divorce have often asked me where they should start. Divorce is an emotional roller coaster...

Duration:00:04:25