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How Do We Tell the Kids? With Breta Collins, Marriage & Family Therapist

9/17/2018
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For some parents, the prospect of telling their children about the decision to divorce can be among the most difficult parts of the process. What do we tell them? How much do we tell them? Are there things we shouldn't say? Do we talk to them together or individually? How do we discuss this in a way that is developmentally appropriate for our children? With so many questions where does one even begin? In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, sits down with Marriage...

Duration:00:30:32

Divorce, Debt, & Bankruptcy with Attorney Heather Culp

9/10/2018
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While many people are familiar with divorce stemming from infidelity, abuse, addiction, or growing apart, what's not often discussed is the toll that financial stress can take on a marriage. Job loss, illness, disability, student loans, poor financial planning, and changes in the economy can all lead an otherwise happy couple down the path of separation and divorce. Click here to call Touchstone Family Law now! In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, sits down with...

Duration:00:38:04

Co-Parenting: What Is It and How Do You Achieve It?

9/3/2018
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Co-parenting is a concept where both parents continue parenting the children in much the same way as when the family lived under one roof. When both parents are committed to the process, co-parenting can provide a far more rewarding and enriching life for your children than any scenario a court could choose for your family. Click here to call Touchstone Family Law now! In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses tips for successful co-parenting gleaned over...

Duration:00:25:42

Should I Hire a PI?

8/27/2018
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Click here to call Touchstone Family Law now! In divorce situations, private investigators are often called upon to help build a case and establish certain facts that are important to a client. However, what many clients don't know is that not all private investigators are created equal. Depending on what you're trying to prove (unreported income, extramarital affairs, drug/alcohol abuse), very specific private investigators may be necessary. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney...

Duration:00:15:32

How Much Will Alimony Be?

8/20/2018
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Click here to call Touchstone Family Law now! Alimony is often a stressful subject for anyone in a combined financial relationship. How much will I get? How much will I have to pay? How long does alimony last? In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses the legal implications of alimony and makes sure you're prepared for this next step in your life. Key insights from the episode: 2:21 - General rules for establishing alimony 2:55 - Understanding the terms...

Duration:00:22:07

Should I Take Half the Money in the Bank Account?

8/13/2018
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Click here to call Touchstone Family Law now! Taking money from a bank account prior to or during a separation or divorce can feel like the right thing to do. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses why your best move is to discuss your goals and the facts of your unique situation with your attorney before taking money or other assets. Key insights from the episode: 1:19 - What is "marital property?" 2:11 - When the clock stops on marital property in North...

Duration:00:11:30

How Do I Win Custody of My Children?

8/6/2018
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"What will happen to my children during separation and divorce?" This is a question every family law attorney encounters and it is fraught with anxiety and fear. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, provides you with actionable information to ease your mind and help you make the best decisions for your family. Key insights from the episode: 1:25 - Why the question is not "how do I win custody?" but rather "how do my children win?" 1:38 - How the Court decides...

Duration:00:16:26

What Do I Need to Know About Child Support?

7/30/2018
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Child support is often among the most contentious issues in a child custody matter. Whether you're planning on paying or receiving child support, chances are you have more than a few questions. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, provides you with the tips you need if your case involves child support. Key insights from the episode: 1:35 - How child support is calculated utilizing the statutory child support guidelines 3:06 - Exceptions to the child support...

Duration:00:20:13

How Do I Stay Out of Court?

7/23/2018
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“We do not want to go to court.” Often, this is one of the first things people say during the initial consultation. Fortunately, there is no shortage of options for resolving a divorce outside of court. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, provides you with the tips you need to keep your case out of court. Key insights from the episode: 1:51 - Options to resolve your divorce matter outside of court (mediation, collaborative divorce, and arbitration) 2:28 - How...

Duration:00:17:32

How Do I Prepare to Meet My Attorney?

7/16/2018
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Your initial consultation with a divorce attorney is your opportunity to get the information you need to make the right choices moving forward. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, provides you with the tips you need to get the most out of that first meeting. Key insights from the episode: 1:35 - Questions you should be asking 1:54 - Preparing to answer the attorney's questions 3:56 - Should you bring someone with you to the consultation? 6:28 - Important...

Duration:00:15:06

When Can I Date?

7/9/2018
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When it comes to dating, the laws in North Carolina & South Carolina differ significantly. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, breaks down some of those differences and provides actionable advice to keep you on the right track. Key insights from the episode: 1:30 - How the timing of when you start dating can impact your divorce case 2:02 - When you can start dating in North Carolina 3:30 - The unintended consequences of dating during divorce 6:14 - When you can...

Duration:00:11:18

Can We Use the Same Attorney?

7/2/2018
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In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses another question many newcomers to Splitsville have, "Can We Use the Same Attorney?" Key insights from the episode: 1:15 - Why you can’t use the same divorce attorney 3:25 - How you both can have attorneys and minimize costs 4:37 - How having an attorney can save you time and money in the long run 6:28 - Why you should never sign documents without having them reviewed by an attorney first *** The insights and...

Duration:00:09:06

How Much Will This Cost Me?

6/25/2018
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In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses another question many newcomers to Splitsville have, "How Much Will This Cost Me?" Key insights from the episode: 1:27 - The factors that go into the cost of a family law case, including complications, the number of issues involved, and the length of time that it takes to handle the case. 4:50 - How an aggressive approach can increase your bill 6:23 - The Touchstone Family Law approach to efficiently resolving...

Duration:00:26:20

Do I Need a Lawyer?

6/17/2018
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Divorce is a legal proceeding, so the question is not "do I need an attorney?," the question is "which attorney do I choose?" In this episode, North & South Carolina Family Law Attorney Leigh Sellers discusses the reasons you should always hire an attorney to assist with your divorce. The insights and views presented in “Welcome to Splitsville” are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Nor does tuning in to...

Duration:00:16:15

What Do I Need to Do First?

6/10/2018
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Veteran Divorce Lawyer, Leigh Sellers, serves as your guide through the foreign world of Splitsville – an alien place with its own rules, its own expectations, and even its own language. You won't find it on Google Maps, and your GPS won't work here. So if you’re feeling lost, you’re in the right place. With decades of experience serving clients in North Carolina (Charlotte, Monroe, Waxhaw, Concord, Gastonia, Weddington) and South Carolina (Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Indian Land, Lancaster),...

Duration:00:10:48