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Do I Need a Prenup ?

8/19/2019
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You did the proposal, the ring, and the "yes!" Now, you're attacking your wedding planning To-Dos. The modern wedding planning to-do list frequently includes some variation of "discuss getting a prenup." On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore the question of whether you need a prenuptial agreement or "prenup." Today's conversation is with Mollie Ellis, an associate at Touchstone Family Law and the newest newlywed in the office. Mollie starts off the podcast discussing how...

Duration:00:24:36

How Do You Pick a Therapist?

8/5/2019
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Often a breakup is too stressful for a person to handle on their own. Divorce attorneys are often asked for recommendations on finding a good therapist. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore how to pick a therapist and the therapist's role in helping you through a divorce. Today's conversation is with Dr. Sean Knuth, a licensed psychologist in North Carolina who specializes in forensic psychology. Sean works with the Mecklenburg County Forensic Evaluation Unit as the...

Duration:00:34:05

What Happens to My Fur Babies in a Divorce?

7/29/2019
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There are many things to consider during a divorce. How will the assets be split? Where do the kids spend the holidays? Who gets the record collection? One question we are starting to hear with regularity is, "who gets custody of the family pets after a divorce?" On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore what happens to pets when a marriage (or any relationship) ends. Today’s conversation is with Jovanna Mastro, an associate attorney at Touchtone Family Law. Jovanna is a double...

Duration:00:18:32

Does Your Diagnosis Matter in Your Child Custody Case?

7/8/2019
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Child custody cases are tough on everyone. When one parent has a mental health diagnosis things can get very complicated. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore how a parent’s mental health diagnosis may affect a child custody case. Today’s conversation is with Sean Knuth, a licensed psychologist in North Carolina who specializes in forensic psychology. Sean works with the Mecklenburg County Forensic Evaluation Unit as the Director of Training and operates a practice dealing...

Duration:00:23:40

The Role of a Child Therapist in Divorce Court

6/24/2019
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Custody cases are very complex and can include many experts who often are called upon to testify in court. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore the role of a child therapist in divorce court. Today’s conversation is with Maria Curran, of The Center for Creativity and Healing. Maria is a therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children and families in the area of separation, divorce, or blended family issues. Maria also works with more mainstream issues like...

Duration:00:35:18

How Do You Fill Out a Financial Declaration in an Alimony Case?

6/10/2019
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Divorce can be an overwhelming process for many especially with all the numbers and forms required. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore an area that can be one of the most daunting parts of a divorce for many: how do you fill out a financial declaration in an alimony case? Today we’re back with Beth Gregg, Wealth Manager, CDFA, Financial and Divorce Planner, and Managing Partner at Fairview Strategic Partners. If you're a party to a divorce where you or your spouse is...

Duration:00:31:19

How to Protect Yourself From Invasion of Privacy During Divorce

5/27/2019
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You might be shocked to find out getting a divorce is not the most private matter. On this episode of Splitsville, we explore the area of computer forensics and talk about how you can protect yourself from invasions of privacy in the world of divorce. Today’s conversation is with Clark Walton. He is an attorney with a background in computer science and forensics. Clark and his firm advise clients on how best to preserve things like text messages or internet history, and the firm also does...

Duration:00:58:50

How a Child Therapist Can Help Families Going Through a Divorce

5/13/2019
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Divorce and adjusting to the new family dynamic of living in two separate households can be overwhelming for anyone, especially children. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore how a child therapist can help families going through a divorce. Today’s conversation is with Maria Curran from The Center for Creativity and Healing. Maria is a therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children and families in the areas of separation, divorce, and blended family issues....

Duration:00:45:19

How do you use a Financial Advisor in a Collaborative Divorce?

4/29/2019
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Divorce does not have to be an exclusively adversarial process. Today, collaborative divorce is becoming more mainstream and in this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore the benefits of using a financial advisor in a collaborative divorce. Today we're back with Beth Gregg, Wealth Manager, CDFA, Financial and Divorce Planner, and Managing Partner at Fairview Strategic Partners. If you are a couple who have decided to take the mostly non-adversarial road through Splitsville, our...

Duration:00:29:30

How Can I Get Out of an Abusive Relationship?

4/15/2019
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There are several areas of family law that are darker than most, and one is the topic of this episode, domestic violence. If you are in one a relationship that is abusive and thinking of reaching out or know someone who is struggling to get out of an abusive relationship, today's conversation with Jamie Sellers from Safe Alliance on how to get out of an abusive relationship will be of great interest. Safe Alliance is a fantastic nonprofit founded in 1909 in the Charlotte area that helps...

Duration:00:57:19

Can I Move with the Children?

4/1/2019
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Are you divorced or separated with children and considering a move, either just for yourself or with a new partner? The elevatable question pops up, can move with my children, to another city or another state, away from the other parent? If that sounds like you or you are interested in finding out more about this complicated child custody issue and how North or South Carolina deal with it, you have come to the right place. Welcome to Splitsville. One way a move can occur is with the consent...

Duration:00:19:21

Am I Legally Married?

3/18/2019
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Are you questioning if you are legally married, or you may know you are legally married but a problem has occurred and now you want to see if you can get out of it without going through all the hoops of a divorce? If that sounds like you or you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be legally married, be common law married, or get an annulment in North or South Carolina, you have come to the right place. Welcome to Splitsville. This episode of “Welcome to Splitsville”...

Duration:00:26:51

"Top 5 Mistakes Divorcing Parents Make" with Trey Ishee

3/4/2019
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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 Get a Simple Divorce

2/25/2019
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You've been separated for a year. No assets, no kids, not even a dog to fight about. You just want a quick and simple divorce so you can move on with your life. You may even be asking yourself if you need an attorney at all. If this sounds like you, you're in the right place. The good news is, based on your specific circumstances, you may not require an attorney. Most Courthouses in North Carolina and South Carolina have self-help packets for parties seeking uncontested absolute divorces....

Duration:00:16:06

"How to Divorce a Narcissist" with Breta Collins

2/11/2019
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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

How to Prepare for Mediation in Divorce & Child Custody Cases

1/21/2019
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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

1/7/2019
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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

"Where Will I Live?" with Diane McDermott

11/26/2018
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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

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

Financial Pitfalls in Divorce with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Beth Gregg

10/29/2018
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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. Key insights from the...

Duration:00:36:58