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“The Kids are Alright (or Are They?) An Anatomy of a Child Custody Evaluation” with Dr. Christina Hansen (Part 2 of 2) on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #169

“The Kids are Alright (or Are They?) An Anatomy of a Child Custody Evaluation” with Dr. Christina Hansen (Part 2 of 2) on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #169

November 18, 2019

This is Part 2 of a 2 part episode.  Is a custody evaluation worth it?  What goes into a custody evaluation report? Everything you need to know about child custody evaluations (also called parenting plan evaluations or social investigations) in this riveting and deeply important episode.   In this 2 part episode, Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. are interviewing highly respected and experienced psychologist Dr. Christina Hansen, who provides insight about the process of doing an evaluation, from the moment she is appointed through the time she submits her report to the court, and beyond.  What is the process?  Who does she interview? Whether it's a highly volatile situation, there's addiction, domestic violence, abuse, parental alienation, or one parent wants to relocation (move away), a custody evaluator must determine what timesharing plan or which parent should have ultimate decision-making authority.   What is going to be in the best interests of the child or children?  The parenting plan evaluator's job is gravely important in a divorce case, and Dr. Hansen provides all the details on what she does in this special two part interview.  

Christina Hansen Cohen, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and principal of Hansen Cohen Associates in Psychology. Her clinical work spans both hospital settings as well as private practice, and has included individual, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Hansen has received specialized training in pediatric psychology, health psychology and neuropsychological evaluation. She frequently researches and presents on Anxiety, ADHD, mental health in general and family law matters. She also has experience working with marginalized communities.  

Dr. Hansen received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, with an emphasis in Child Psychology and Health Psychology. Her coursework is from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program. Her clinical internship was at Palos Behavioral Health Professionals, in the Chicago area, where she received training in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment of children, adults and older adults. Dr. Hansen’s professional interests are psychotherapy with children and families, psychoeducational assessments, neuropsychological evaluations as well as paternity, divorce and post-divorce family problems.   She has been identified as an expert in court regarding family law issues, child development, domestic violence, and alienation. Dr. Hansen has testified 100’s of times in the Florida Court System and is well versed in family law issues with over 10 years of experience. She is a certified Family Court Mediator and enjoys working with families to solve the dilemmas of time sharing issues. She also works as an expert consultant on cases involving family law, criminal and dependency issues to help prepare the client and attorney for trial. 

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE Crush My Negotiation Prep Worksheet right here.  

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For Divorce Professionals:  As one of the country's leading experts in online mediation, Susan is now sharing her expertise and knowledge and offering her ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM which will show you how to implement an online platform into to your existing practice in just two short one-hour online sessions!  Increase your potential client base, convenience and income by learning the ethical and practical considerations to know when mediating online!  Find out more at www.learntomediateonline.com and mention you are a listener of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast to get $50 off the cost of the training!  

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION: 

COURTNEY DAVIES of Symmetry Financial Group:  What if you could eliminate all of your debt, in 9 years or less, including your mortgage, without spending any additional money? That’s right, NO ADDITIONAL MONEY!    Are you 100% confident about your retirement or do you have some doubt?  

  • Discover the secret to becoming debt free without a change in your budget.
  • Create wealth on any income without increasing risk.
  • Learn how to NOT out-live your money.
  • Learn how to eliminate tens of thousands in interest.
  • Become your own bank, bypassing high interest loans and approval processes.
  • Why investing in the stock market isn’t for everyone - learn smarter ways to retire wealthy. Tax Free.

Certified Debt Free Life Advisor, Courtney Davies, is offering you a free consultation on how this program works and can build out a customized plan JUST for you.  Head over to courtneydavies.com, check out “Debt Free Life” scroll down and submit the form.   

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

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YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

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Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

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Twitter

If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com or click HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK.

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

“The Kids are Alright (or Are They?) An Anatomy of a Child Custody Evaluation” with Dr. Christina Hansen (Part 1 of 2) on Breaking Free:  A Modern Divorce Podcast #169

“The Kids are Alright (or Are They?) An Anatomy of a Child Custody Evaluation” with Dr. Christina Hansen (Part 1 of 2) on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #169

November 11, 2019

Is a custody evaluation worth it?  What goes into a custody evaluation report? Everything you need to know about child custody evaluations (also called parenting plan evaluations or social investigations) in this riveting and deeply important episode.   In this 2 part episode, Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. are interviewing highly respected and experienced psychologist Dr. Christina Hansen, who provides insight about the process of doing an evaluation, from the moment she is appointed through the time she submits her report to the court, and beyond.  What is the process?  Who does she interview? Whether it's a highly volatile situation, there's addiction, domestic violence, abuse, parental alienation, or one parent wants to relocation (move away), a custody evaluator must determine what timesharing plan or which parent should have ultimate decision-making authority.   What is going to be in the best interests of the child or children?  The parenting plan evaluator's job is gravely important in a divorce case, and Dr. Hansen provides all the details on what she does in this special two part interview.  

Christina Hansen Cohen, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and principal of Hansen Cohen Associates in Psychology. Her clinical work spans both hospital settings as well as private practice, and has included individual, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Hansen has received specialized training in pediatric psychology, health psychology and neuropsychological evaluation. She frequently researches and presents on Anxiety, ADHD, mental health in general and family law matters. She also has experience working with marginalized communities.  

Dr. Hansen received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, with an emphasis in Child Psychology and Health Psychology. Her coursework is from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program. Her clinical internship was at Palos Behavioral Health Professionals, in the Chicago area, where she received training in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment of children, adults and older adults. Dr. Hansen’s professional interests are psychotherapy with children and families, psychoeducational assessments, neuropsychological evaluations as well as paternity, divorce and post-divorce family problems.   She has been identified as an expert in court regarding family law issues, child development, domestic violence, and alienation. Dr. Hansen has testified 100’s of times in the Florida Court System and is well versed in family law issues with over 10 years of experience. She is a certified Family Court Mediator and enjoys working with families to solve the dilemmas of time sharing issues. She also works as an expert consultant on cases involving family law, criminal and dependency issues to help prepare the client and attorney for trial. 

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE Crush My Negotiation Prep Worksheet right here.  

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For Divorce Professionals:  As one of the country's leading experts in online mediation, Susan is now sharing her expertise and knowledge and offering her ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM which will show you how to implement an online platform into to your existing practice in just two short one-hour online sessions!  Increase your potential client base, convenience and income by learning the ethical and practical considerations to know when mediating online!  Find out more at www.learntomediateonline.com and mention you are a listener of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast to get $50 off the cost of the training!  

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION: 

Find out more about our newest sponsor Divorceify.com by clicking the link to their website!  Divorceify is a national marketplace of divorce services and professionals and offers visitor their FREE Divorce GPS which will instantly give you a personalized roadmap to an efficient divorce.  Get your divorce on course and visit Divorceify today!

 

DComply App:  The Hassle Free Mobile Payment Solution for Co-Parents!  The EASY, FAST and SECURE way to track, discuss, exchange and pay all those shared expenses, support payments and more.  The truth is exchanges with your co-parent over money aren't easy and tracking all those parenting expenses on spreadsheets and on email doesn't work.  DComply is your one stop app to handle it all quickly and easily on your phone and send and receive money with the ease of Venmo!  Check it out at www.DComply.com and use the code "BREAKINGFREE" for an extra month!

 

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

........................................................................................................................

Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

“The Road to Remarriage: How After a Brutal Divorce, Michelle Dempsey Still Wanted to Get Married Again” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #168

“The Road to Remarriage: How After a Brutal Divorce, Michelle Dempsey Still Wanted to Get Married Again” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #168

November 4, 2019

In this episode Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. talk with Michelle Dempsey, best known for her irreverent and humorous posts on Instagram (@themichelledempsey) and in articles written for Forbes, Scary Mommy, Huffpost and more, about her personal journey beyond a brutal divorce to find the strength and optimism to remarry again!

"NEVER AGAIN! I WILL NEVER GET MARRIED AGAIN!"

As divorce attorneys, Rebecca and Susan have heard this phrase from their clients so many times that they really do wish they had a dollar for every time!  The fact is though, they also both know, both having been divorced and remarried themselves, that many people put aside the difficult experience of that divorce to find love and marriage again.  Statistics seem to say that those second and third marriages will fail at an even higher rate than the 50% that is so often cited for first marriages, but Michelle Dempsey put a particularly brutal divorce behind her and jumped head first into a new marriage and life and couldn't be happier!  Michelle is a newlywed and shares her difficult past experiences with listeners but also shares her optimism and hope for the future and why she believes in love again.  As Rebecca and Susan often say, "Divorce is not the end, it is truly the beginning of your wonderful new life" and Michelle and her story will help you to believe again too!

Michelle Dempsey is the Founder of VeryWellWritten.com a successful full scale content marketing firm offering content creation, web design and development, social media management and much, much more.  Her social media, specifically her Instagram account (@themichelledempsey) is incredibly popular as she shares funny, poignant, irreverent and quirky thoughts and moments with the world about life, motherhood, love and divorce.  Michelle is a prolific author and has been published in HuffPost, Forbes, Elite Daily, Scary Mommy, Medium and MindBodyGreen, among other media outlets.  Her article for Scary Mommy that inspired this episode can be found here:  After a Brutal Divorce, I Still Want to Be Married.

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE Crush My Negotiation Prep Worksheet right here.  

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For Divorce Professionals:  As one of the country's leading experts in online mediation, Susan is now sharing her expertise and knowledge and offering her ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM which will show you how to implement an online platform into to your existing practice in just two short one-hour online sessions!  Increase your potential client base, convenience and income by learning the ethical and practical considerations to know when mediating online!  Find out more at www.learntomediateonline.com and mention you are a listener of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast to get $50 off the cost of the training!  

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION: 

Find out more about our newest sponsor Divorceify.com by clicking the link to their website!  Divorceify is a national marketplace of divorce services and professionals and offers visitor their FREE Divorce GPS which will instantly give you a personalized roadmap to an efficient divorce.  Get your divorce on course and visit Divorceify today!

 

DComply App:  The Hassle Free Mobile Payment Solution for Co-Parents!  The EASY, FAST and SECURE way to track, discuss, exchange and pay all those shared expenses, support payments and more.  The truth is exchanges with your co-parent over money aren't easy and tracking all those parenting expenses on spreadsheets and on email doesn't work.  DComply is your one stop app to handle it all quickly and easily on your phone and send and receive money with the ease of Venmo!  Check it out at www.DComply.com and use the code "BREAKINGFREE" for an extra month!

 

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

........................................................................................................................

Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

“How to Find the Love of Your Life (Maybe Even Online) with Smart Dating Academy Founder, Bela Gandhi” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #167

“How to Find the Love of Your Life (Maybe Even Online) with Smart Dating Academy Founder, Bela Gandhi” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #167

October 28, 2019

On this episode Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. talk with Bela Gandhi, the founder of the Smart Dating Academy about finding love, online dating and why she wants you to be "psychotically optimistic" about finding a lasting relationship!

Dating is so hard!  There are no good men/women out there!  I'm too scared to try again.

As divorce attorneys, we have heard it all when it comes to dating after divorce but the fact is that one marriage that ends (or two, or three) doesn't mean that you can't find lasting love in your life.  The magic is all in how you go about it and Bela Gandhi is the master at helping her clients to find that relationship that they have been looking for.  In fact, working with Bela has been likened to going to Harvard Business School but for dating and relationships! 

Did you know that we are just on the cusp of "peak dating season?"  This is THE TIME to get yourself ready to get back out there, knowing what it is that constitutes GHQ™ (Good Husband Qualities) or GWQ™(Good Wife Qualities) for you and how to put yourself out there online!  Whether you are divorced, never married or just looking to date, this is THE EPISODE FOR YOU!

To get the FREE copy of 7 Tips for Staying AWAY from a Narcissist that Bela offers visit her website at www.smartdatingacademy.com.

Bela Gandhi is the Founder of the Smart Dating Academy. She has an uncanny sixth sense about people, and what they need. Her intuition has been responsible for several marriages (and children)! The Huffington Post and Steve Harvey call her "The Fairy Godmother of Dating!"  Bela is a sought after media personality and is a regular contributor to The TODAY Show, Good Morning America and The Steve Harvey Show among many others.  Bela works with clients from all around the world to help them to find lasting relationships and get more love in their life.  Dating is hard, why go it alone when Bela can help?!  Visit her at www.smartdatingacademy.com now and tell her Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast sent you!

 

 

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susanguthrieesq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE Crush My Negotiation Prep Worksheet right here.  

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For Divorce Professionals:  As one of the country's leading experts in online mediation, Susan is now sharing her expertise and knowledge and offering her ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM which will show you how to implement an online platform into to your existing practice in just two short one-hour online sessions!  Increase your potential client base, convenience and income by learning the ethical and practical considerations to know when mediating online!  Find out more at www.learntomediateonline.com and mention you are a listener of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast to get $50 off the cost of the training!  

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION: 

Find out more about sponsor Worthy.com and learn how you can safely and easily turn your old engagement ring or other unworn jewelry into a nest egg that you can invest in yourself and your future!  Worthy.com has created an amazing and supportive community for women going through divorce and separation.  You can join the conversation in their private Facebook group Worthy Women & Divorce to find out more.  To listen to our Episode #121, "With This Ring, I Move On" where we interview Judy Herbst, Worthy's head of Public Relations!

Check out Susan's article on the Worthy.com Blog entitled "How Selling My House Convinced Me to Sell My Old Engagement Ring on Worthy.com!"

COURTNEY DAVIES of Symmetry Financial Group:  What if you could eliminate all of your debt, in 9 years or less, including your mortgage, without spending any additional money? That’s right, NO ADDITIONAL MONEY!    Are you 100% confident about your retirement or do you have some doubt?  

  • Discover the secret to becoming debt free without a change in your budget.
  • Create wealth on any income without increasing risk.
  • Learn how to NOT out-live your money.
  • Learn how to eliminate tens of thousands in interest.
  • Become your own bank, bypassing high interest loans and approval processes.
  • Why investing in the stock market isn’t for everyone - learn smarter ways to retire wealthy. Tax Free.

Certified Debt Free Life Advisor, Courtney Davies, is offering you a free consultation on how this program works and can build out a customized plan JUST for you.  Head over to courtneydavies.com, check out “Debt Free Life” scroll down and submit the form.   

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

..................................................................................................................................

YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

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Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

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If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com or click HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK.

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DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

 

“Money Talks:  How to Have Candid Conversations About Money” with Financial Expert, Jason Crowley on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #166

“Money Talks: How to Have Candid Conversations About Money” with Financial Expert, Jason Crowley on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #166

October 21, 2019

Are finances the #1 cause for divorce?  Many studies say that they are.  Some even liken money and marriage to be similar to oil and water – they don’t mix.  But that doesn’t have to be the case.  In this episode, Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. talk with financial expert Jason Crowley, who sheds light on how to have candid conversations about money.  

Discussing such personal finance topics such as how to deal with financial disagreements and financial incapability, as well as your money mindset and how to talk to your spouse and your kids about money.  

Jason Crowley is a founding partner of Divorce Capital Planning, co-founder of Divorce Mortgage Advisors, founder of Survive Divorce, and financial advisor at Capital Planning Partners. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Jason works with our clients and their attorneys to formulate creative options to complicated settlement issues. He specializes in developing comprehensive financial projections to analyze, address, and evaluate all facets of a divorce settlement. Jason has experience modeling cash flow projections and facilitating the division of complex assets such as stock options, business and venture capital interests, and real estate investments.

Jason has extensive training in family law specific Mediation and Collaborative Divorce. He is an active member in a number of professional associations including the Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, as well as the California State Bar and County Bar Associations. He is a frequent guest speaker on the financial and tax issues in divorce for local organizations and divorce professionals. Previously, Jason served as a financial planner with Wealth Strategies Group. He began his professional career as a financial analyst at Commerce Capital Group, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services.

Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated summa cum laude. Jason has the distinction of being one of the select few financial professionals to hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) credentials.  He also holds the Financial Industry Regulatory (FINRA) Series 7 and 66 licenses. A Bay area native, Jason resides in Menlo Park.  You can learn more about Jason at https://divorcecapitalplanning.com

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE Crush My Negotiation Prep Worksheet right here.  

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For Divorce Professionals:  As one of the country's leading experts in online mediation, Susan is now sharing her expertise and knowledge and offering her ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM which will show you how to implement an online platform into to your existing practice in just two short one-hour online sessions!  Increase your potential client base, convenience and income by learning the ethical and practical considerations to know when mediating online!  Find out more at www.learntomediateonline.com and mention you are a listener of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast to get $50 off the cost of the training!  

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION: 

Find out more about sponsor Worthy.com and learn how you can safely and easily turn your old engagement ring or other unworn jewelry into a nest egg that you can invest in yourself and your future!  Worthy.com has created an amazing and supportive community for women going through divorce and separation.  You can join the conversation in their private Facebook group Worthy Women & Divorce to find out more.  To listen to our Episode #121, "With This Ring, I Move On" where we interview Judy Herbst, Worthy's head of Public Relations!

Check out Susan's article on the Worthy.com Blog entitled "How Selling My House Convinced Me to Sell My Old Engagement Ring on Worthy.com!"

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CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

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Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

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If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

 

“Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win with Rebecca Zung ” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #165

“Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win with Rebecca Zung ” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #165

October 14, 2019

Does the thought of asking someone for something for yourself make you feel a little queasy?   Don't like even thinking about negotiating, let alone actually doing it?  But on the other hand, are you SICK of not living the life that you want?  In this week' special episode, we turn the tables a bit!  Susan Guthrie, Esq. interviews our very own Rebecca Zung, Esq., who just published a brand new book called Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.:  The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win.

The book went straight to #1 on Amazon on the very day it was launched!  Learn the negotiation strategies and negotiation tactics that will give you the confidence and power to go out and grab your best life. 

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.”

--Robert Shapiro, Esq.  American Civil Litigator, Co-Founder of Legal Zoom 

What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything, and provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life! 

Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  She also personally went from being a single mom of three babies and a college dropout to being a Top 1% attorney and having a multi-million dollar practice.   How did she negotiate her best life?   She will be sharing and baring it all in this episode.  

Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In this episode, you'll hear Rebecca's secrets on how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

Check out www.negotiatelikeyoumatter.com to learn more about this book that is on fire!  

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE Winning Negotiation Cheat Sheet right here.   

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For Divorce Professionals:  As one of the country's leading experts in online mediation, Susan is now sharing her expertise and knowledge and offering her ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM which will show you how to implement an online platform into to your existing practice in just two short one-hour online sessions!  Increase your potential client base, convenience and income by learning the ethical and practical considerations to know when mediating online!  Find out more at www.learntomediateonline.com and mention you are a listener of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast to get $50 off the cost of the training!  

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION:  

Find out more about our newest sponsor Divorceify.com by clicking the link to their website!  Divorceify is a national marketplace of divorce services and professionals and offers visitor their FREE Divorce GPS which will instantly give you a personalized roadmap to an efficient divorce.  Get your divorce on course and visit Divorceify today!

FAYR!  Co-Parenting Simplified.   What makes us different?  At Fayr, it's not just about efficiency and ease (though we love those).  We also help you create a better co-parenting experience by providing tools for: constructive communication, argument diffusion, and emotional support.  For information on our SPONSOR, the premiere co-parenting app FAYR, recommended by Breaking Free:  A Modern Divorce Podcast, visit their website at www.fayr.com.  Don't forget to use the code "BRKFREE!" for 20% off!!

 

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

........................................................................................................................

Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

“How You Can Be Losing Out on Thousands of Dollars in Divorce and Not Even Know It! with Special Guest, Jillian Jones, CDFA” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #164

“How You Can Be Losing Out on Thousands of Dollars in Divorce and Not Even Know It! with Special Guest, Jillian Jones, CDFA” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #164

October 7, 2019

On this episode Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. speak with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Jillian Jones of Supportive Divorce Solutions about what a CDFA does and how they can help you to makes sure you are getting the financial settlement that you deserve in your divorce.

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFAs) can be one of the most valuable and important members of your team when you are going through divorce yet many people don't even know they exist!  Our guest today, financial expert, Jillian Jones, CDFA has even saved one client from making a $500,000 mistake in their divorce!  Jillian is going to share both the inside story on just how a CDFA can help you in divorce and keep you from making costly mistakes as well as giving you some tips that you can instantly apply to handling your divorce in financially responsible way.  One of the most valuable things that a CDFA can do for their divorce clients is to help them to plan their financial future after divorce so that they negotiate the most effective settlement possible to help them to prosper and thrive once the divorce is done so protect your future and your finances and listen today!

Jillian Jones is a Certified Financial Divorce Analyst and the Founder of Supportive Divorce Solutions, and independent consulting firm based in Rochester, NY.  Her background as a Financial Planner provides her clients with the skills and insight needed in a CDFA.  She ensures that each of her clients have the knowledge and support that is needed to make informed decisions about their divorce.  By advocating for her client's futures, clients feel confident in the choices they are making today and understand how those choices impact their future.

To find a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in your area visit the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts website at www.institutedfa.com.

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE negotiation worksheet right here.   

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For Divorce Professionals:  As one of the country's leading experts in online mediation, Susan is now sharing her expertise and knowledge and offering her ONLINE MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM which will show you how to implement an online platform into to your existing practice in just two short one-hour online sessions!  Increase your potential client base, convenience and income by learning the ethical and practical considerations to know when mediating online!  Find out more at www.learntomediateonline.com and mention you are a listener of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast to get $50 off the cost of the training!  

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THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION:  

Find out more about our newest sponsor Divorceify.com by clicking the link to their website!  Divorceify is a national marketplace of divorce services and professionals and offers visitor their FREE Divorce GPS which will instantly give you a personalized roadmap to an efficient divorce.  Get your divorce on course and visit Divorceify today!

FAYR!  Co-Parenting Simplified.   What makes us different?  At Fayr, it's not just about efficiency and ease (though we love those).  We also help you create a better co-parenting experience by providing tools for: constructive communication, argument diffusion, and emotional support.  For information on our SPONSOR, the premiere co-parenting app FAYR, recommended by Breaking Free:  A Modern Divorce Podcast, visit their website at www.fayr.com.  Don't forget to use the code "BRKFREE!" for 20% off!!

 

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

........................................................................................................................

Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

 
“F*** It, Get a Divorce:  A Guide for Optimists with Best-Selling Author Steve Kane” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #163

“F*** It, Get a Divorce: A Guide for Optimists with Best-Selling Author Steve Kane” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #163

September 30, 2019

On this episode Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. speak with best-selling author Steve Kane, on his unconventional but optimistic approach to divorce.

 "F*** It. Get A Divorce!"  Sooner or later almost everyone in a marriage or long term relationship thinks about just ending it and starting over.  In fact, more than half of those that think it, will eventually do it but that's often where the trouble starts.  Divorce means war doesn't it?  Even Steve Kane, the author of the best-selling F*** It. Get a Divorce:  The Guide for Optimists (FIGAD) admits that his divorce was ugly, but he and his ex quickly moved beyond the anger and now are able to embrace what was good and have moved forward in a positive manner.   Steve took a break from his day job as an entrepreneur, and penned this optimistic roadmap for the divorce-curious, offering tangible resources and exercises for self-assessment and reflection.  Offering an often-times eclectic and irreverent look at marriage, divorce and relationships, Steve give readers a fresh perspective that makes it clear that divorce is not the end of the world, in fact it is an opportunity to live your best life!   

Find out more about Steve Kane at www.gethappy.life and purchase the book or find it on Amazon!

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

To get your FREE 5 minute calming meditation from BREAKING FREE MEDIATION and our mindfulness expert, renowned meditation expert, Scott Picard, who has been featured in Vogue and the Los Angeles Times, please visit www.breakingfreefromdivorce.com/freemeditation 

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE negotiation worksheet right here.   

THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION:  

Find out more about our newest sponsor Worthy.com and learn how you can safely and easily turn your old engagement ring or other unworn jewelry into a nest egg that you can invest in yourself and your future!  Worthy.com has created an amazing and supportive community for women going through divorce and separation.  You can join the conversation in their private Facebook group Worthy Women & Divorce to find out more.  To listen to our Episode #121, "With This Ring, I Move On" where we interview Judy Herbst, Worthy's head of Public Relations!

Check out Susan's article on the Worthy.com Blog entitled "How Selling My House Convinced Me to Sell My Old Engagement Ring on Worthy.com!"

 

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

........................................................................................................................

Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

 
“How to Attract Money Using Mind Power with Best-Selling Author (a/k/a The Attract Money Guru), James Goi, Jr.” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #162

“How to Attract Money Using Mind Power with Best-Selling Author (a/k/a The Attract Money Guru), James Goi, Jr.” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast #162

September 23, 2019

On this episode Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. speak with best-selling author and Attract Money Guru, James Goi, Jr. on using the power of the mind to attract money.

Can you really think and grow rich? Yes, you really can use practical metaphysics and the power of positive thinking to create the financial success, affluence, and prosperity you deserve. Most people never experience the wealth and abundance they could have because they never learn to think big or to manifest miracles. They may have vague wishes about getting rich or becoming a millionaire, yet they know nothing of the importance of having the proper money mindset to achieve those things.

Don’t let this be you, especially in times of difficulty and change like divorce and separationJAMES GOI, JR., a/k/a The Attract Money Guru, is the best-selling author of "How to Attract Money Using Mind Power" and 11 other books, and he knows the simple steps that you need to follow to manifest wealth using your thoughts and beliefs.  He explains the science behind it all and gets you on the path to financial freedom so that you can do what he did - put working at jobs you hate behind you so that you never have to do anything that you don't want to do for money again!  This podcast will help you get on the road to financial freedom so listen today!

 

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

For more information about BREAKING FREE MEDIATION AND COACHING, Rebecca and Susan's mediation centers, which are the first in the country to offer traditional divorce mediation services along with a mindfulness track, AND our brand NEW Coaching Through Conflict program - How to Successfully Manage High Conflict Personalities, please visit www.breakingfreemediation.com .  Breaking Free Mediation offers services both in person in Los Angeles, Chicago, Naples and Greenwich (More locations coming soon!) as well as nationwide via an online platform. 

To get your FREE 5 minute calming meditation from BREAKING FREE MEDIATION and our mindfulness expert, renowned meditation expert, Scott Picard, who has been featured in Vogue and the Los Angeles Times, please visit www.breakingfreefromdivorce.com/freemeditation 

HOT NEWS!  Make sure to grab a copy of Rebecca'a BRAND NEW BOOK, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE

“Worth its weight in gold!   Whether you are a beginning negotiator or a seasoned one, this book provides specific tools and real world examples so that you can avoid critical mistakes, and ensure a winning outcome.  It is a powerful guidebook for negotiating in any scenario and in any industry.” --Robert Shapiro, Renowned Trial Lawyer and Founder of Legal Zoom.  What if you knew you could get what you want in negotiation?  What if you knew you could feel powerful, confident and in control of the entire process?   Top 1% attorney, author and media personality Rebecca Zung shares her proven method for successfully negotiating anything in her latest book, “Negotiate Like You MATTER: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win”  provides powerful and easy steps you can take to level up your business and your life!  Rebecca Zung represented the most powerful people in the world in the most complex and emotional cases, lighting the path for those stuck in drama and chaos to step into lives of freedom, possibility, prosperity and purpose.  Find out exactly what it takes to negotiate successfully in your business, career and life.   In Negotiate Like You MATTER, you learn how to become unstoppable, negotiate with courage and confidence, and drive the outcomes you want.    Choose SUCCESS by learning this simple method honed by one of the top litigation attorneys in the country.   

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE negotiation worksheet right here.   

THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION:  

Find out more about our newest sponsor Worthy.com and learn how you can safely and easily turn your old engagement ring or other unworn jewelry into a nest egg that you can invest in yourself and your future!  Worthy.com has created an amazing and supportive community for women going through divorce and separation.  You can join the conversation in their private Facebook group Worthy Women & Divorce to find out more.  To listen to our Episode #121, "With This Ring, I Move On" where we interview Judy Herbst, Worthy's head of Public Relations!

Check out Susan's article on the Worthy.com Blog entitled "How Selling My House Convinced Me to Sell My Old Engagement Ring on Worthy.com!"

For more information, and to sign up for your free account with our Sponsor, visit HELLO DIVORCE.  Find out about their DIY option, which provides you with your own legal document assistant who will take you through the process from start to finish and even their on-call attorneys whose time can be purchased in 30-minute increments!  Hello Divorce has all the options to help you with an affordable, convenient and low-stress divorce!  Visit them at www.hellodivorce.com and be sure to tell them you heard about them on BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST!   To listen to our interview with Erin Levine, the creator and founder of Hello Divorce, listen to Episode #141, "DIY Divorce: How to Get What You Want and Save Money, Time and Headache"!

 

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YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

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Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

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If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.

 
 
“Til Facebook Do Us Part (The Role of Social Media on Divorce) on Breaking Free:  A Modern Divorce Podcast Episode #161

“Til Facebook Do Us Part (The Role of Social Media on Divorce) on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast Episode #161

September 16, 2019

There might be a new breed of homewrecker in town — and it isn’t who you might think.  In this week's episode, Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. are talking social media and it's incredible upswing into being involved in nearly every divorce!   From replacing the need for a private investigator to relationship goals envy to reconnecting and rekindling romances with old flames, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and the like are wreaking havoc on relationships.   In fact, way back in 2014, 81 percent of top divorce lawyers reported that their clients cited social media for the demise of their marriage, according to a study released by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; an ABC News poll reported 33 percent of divorce filings contained the word Facebook, and 66 percent of people going through divorce at that time cited Facebook as their primary source of online divorce evidence.

Many experts say that it usually starts off innocently.  A spouse is curious about what might have happened with a former boyfriend or girlfriend and they start exchanging dialogue about their lives, children and careers.  Before social media and the boom of cellphones, people “lost track” of one another once their lives diverged. Staying in touch took much more effort. It was challenging to write letters or expensive to make long-distance telephone calls.Nowadays connecting is as easy as tapping on the “friend request” button. The flip side is extramarital affairs; these once stealth and covert operations now exist on a different playing field. Cheating spouses are far more likely to get caught. Every “friend” is a potential private investigator — from the actual spouse to the brother-in-law, neighbor or co-worker. Salacious romance details and suggestive photographs are sure to be noticed and shared.  

Nearly EVERY divorce has a social media component.   Check out this episode for more of the gory details, how they can be used for and against you divorce court, what to look for and how to protect yourself.   

 

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For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube!

For more information on SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ. visit her website www.divorceinabetterway.com and follow her on Instagram: @susan_guthrie_esq and YouTube!

And make sure to follow our SHOW on Instagram right here:  https://www.instagram.com/breaking_free_divorce_podcast/

For more information about BREAKING FREE MEDIATION AND COACHING, Rebecca and Susan's mediation centers, which are the first in the country to offer traditional divorce mediation services along with a mindfulness track, AND our brand NEW Coaching Through Conflict program - How to Successfully Manage High Conflict Personalities, please visit www.breakingfreemediation.com .  Breaking Free Mediation offers services both in person in Los Angeles, Chicago, Naples and Greenwich (More locations coming soon!) as well as nationwide via an online platform. 

To get your FREE 5 minute calming meditation from BREAKING FREE MEDIATION and our mindfulness expert, renowned meditation expert, Scott Picard, who has been featured in Vogue and the Los Angeles Times, please visit www.breakingfreefromdivorce.com/freemeditation 

To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   Rebecca also is available for keynote speeches, and speaks around the country on "Have It Your Way:  How to Successfully Negotiate Your Way in Life and Business."  Download your FREE negotiation worksheet right here.   

THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION:  

For more information, and to sign up for your free account with our Sponsor, visit HELLO DIVORCE.  Find out about their DIY option, which provides you with your own legal document assistant who will take you through the process from start to finish and even their on-call attorneys whose time can be purchased in 30-minute increments!  Hello Divorce has all the options to help you with an affordable, convenient and low-stress divorce!  Visit them at www.hellodivorce.com and be sure to tell them you heard about them on BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST!

 

BECOME A SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW AND RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFTS!

YOU CAN SPONSOR BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST TOO!  In order to continue to bring great content and keep advertisements to a minimum, we have established a sponsorship opportunity for our listeners on Patreon!  Click here to become a supporter!  WE HAVE SPECIAL GIFTS FOR OUR SPONSORS - CHECK THEM OUT!

CONTACT US:  breakingfreedivorcepodcast@gmail.com  

WEBSITE:   www.breakingfreepod.com 

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Remember to follow BREAKING FREE: A MODERN DIVORCE PODCAST on social media for updates and inside tips and information:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

If you want to see the video version of the podcast episodes they are available on Rebecca's YouTube (make sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode) and on the video page of Susan's website www.divorceinabetterway.com

Finally, we'd really appreciate it if you would visit iTunes and give us a 5 Star Rating and tell us what you like about the show - your feedback really matters to us!

DISCLAIMER:  THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS AVAILABLE ON THIS PODCAST ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE.  YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PARTICULAR ISSUE OR PROBLEM.