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Developing a Holiday Child Custody Schedule Everyone Can Feel Good About

11/12/2018
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The holidays are often a stressful time for any family, but for a newly divorced family, the holidays can be disastrous. Can I take the kids to my parents for Thanksgiving? Why should he get to spend Christmas morning with the children? How about spring break and Easter? For those of you entering the first holiday season of your separation or divorce, your host, Attorney Leigh Sellers, is here to guide you through the process and provide tips for successfully developing a holiday schedule...

Duration:00:27:18

How to Prepare for Mediation in Divorce & Child Custody Cases

11/5/2018
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Mediation is a wonderful opportunity to resolve your dispute without throwing your case on the mercy of a judge. In fact, courts in North Carolina and South Carolina require mediation for most divorce and child custody cases. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses the benefits of mediation versus litigation and outlines how to best prepare yourself for mediation. If you enjoyed this episode find out more about mediation and other litigation alternatives in...

Duration:00:21:18

"How Am I Going to Buy a House?" with Diane McDermott

10/29/2018
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Diane McDermott is back to walk you through the ins and outs of buying your post-divorce home. After a stressful home-buying experience during her own divorce, Diane has focused her real estate business on guiding divorcing women through the home buying process. Did you get your free copy of Diane's ebook for women homebuyers? The Badass Chick’s Guide to Home Buying You can connect with Diane at cbbuyersagent.com, dmcdermottcharlotte@gmail.com, and 704.516.3691. Key insights from the...

Duration:00:30:47

"Top 5 Mistakes Divorcing Parents Make" with Trey Ishee

10/22/2018
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Doctor Trey Ishee of Southeast Psych joins the podcast this week to discuss common mistakes divorcing parents make. Trey shares personal anecdotes from his career as well as a number of strategies to overcome these common mistakes and/or avoid them all together. While openly embracing pop culture and superheroes, Trey provides psychotherapy to children, families, and parents. His training, research, and practice have focused on ADHD, parenting, disruptive behavior disorders, anger...

Duration:00:32:05

"How to Divorce a Narcissist" with Breta Collins

10/15/2018
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Breta Collins of Dilworth Counseling is back to discuss the unpleasant task of divorcing a narcissist. The Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. In this episode, Breta helps you formulate a plan for maintaining your sanity while divorcing a narcissist. You can connect with Breta...

Duration:00:27:51

"Where Will I Live?" with Diane McDermott

10/8/2018
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Purchasing a home after a divorce can be an overwhelming process. Adding stress to the process, this is often the first time a person has bought a home by themselves. Struggling with this process after her own divorce prompted Diane McDermott to focus her Real Estate business on helping divorcing women during the home buying process. Diane has also authored an ebook for women homebuyers: The Badass Chick’s Guide to Home Buying. You can connect with Diane at cbbuyersagent.com,...

Duration:00:36:27

Financial Pitfalls in Divorce with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Beth Gregg

10/1/2018
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One of my goals when working with a divorcing client is to help them create a positive financial future for themselves after divorce. I do that by collaborating with professional Financial Analysts like Beth Gregg. Beth is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with Fairview Strategic Partners and has been providing financial consulting for more than 20 years in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can connect with Beth at FairviewStrategicPartners.com and 704.247.9494. Ready to discuss your...

Duration:00:36:58

What a Private Investigator Can Do for You with PI Jan Barefoot

9/24/2018
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Suspected infidelity, child custody actions, divorce actions, and domestic violence are just a few of the reasons a person may consider hiring a private investigator. In this episode, your host and guide, Charlotte Family Law Attorney Leigh Sellers, sits down with Private Investigator Jan Barefoot, founder of Barefoot Professional Investigations. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Barefoot Professional Investigations has been providing extensive investigative services for more than 30...

Duration:00:37:47

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