Leanne’s Divorcing Well podcast: The male perspective
If the phrase “happy divorce” strikes you as an oxymoron, you’re not alone. Even with the best intentions, many former couples struggle to maintain a healthy relationship after they split.
Divorce can bring out the worst in people, something Steve Kee knows all too well.
In the years after he and his wife separated, Steve, a successful communications executive, says he was consumed with anger and often aimed it directly at his ex.
I spoke to Steve on a recent episode of my Divorcing Well podcast about his experience of divorce, regrets, blended families and his advice for others going through it.
“You don’t need to have the last word. Sometimes it’s best to walk away. Silence can speak volumes,” he says.
Social media dos and don’ts during your divorce
When tempers are running high in divorce, it might feel good to take to social media and blast your soon-to-be ex, but it’s probably not the best idea.
More frequently these days we’re seeing social media posts, text messages and other forms of digital evidence being presented in family law proceedings. In some cases, they may be used to establish financial support obligations or determinations for parenting time.
The Dish on Divorce: Consider a coach in high-conflict divorce
The best way to get through a contentious divorce is to assemble a team that can support and guide you during the process. In addition to your family lawyer and financial advisor, a coach can be a valuable resource to help you navigate unchartered waters.
In a recent episode of The Dish on Divorce, accredited mediator Jennifer Barkin and I spoke to certified life coach Stacey Mendelson about her approach for working with clients involved in a high-conflict divorce.
Mendelson runs Lifeline Coaching, where she helps clients develop strategies for dealing with a toxic ex. Having been through her own acrimonious divorce, she empowers clients to shift their perspective and to neutralize the bombs being lobbed at them during the divorce process.
Catch the replay here and drop us a comment on what you would like to see in upcoming episodes.
Highlights from Instagram Live
Every week, I co-host an Instagram Live show with family lawyer Steve Benmor, where we discuss issues on the minds of divorced or divorcing spouses. Here are the topics from a couple of recent shows. Click on the link to check out the full episode.
Cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts and prenups are sound financial planning for couples.
How does a second family factor into the court’s decisions involving support?
Serving clients during COVID-19
As we navigate the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of clients is my top priority. Social distancing is vital right now to prevent the spread of the virus so I will continue to work with clients through virtual meetings. If you have any questions or concerns about your family law matter or would like to schedule a meeting, please reach out to me by email.
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Leanne Townsend is the chair of the Family Law Group at Mills & Mills LLP and practices exclusively in the area of family law, with a particular focus on cases involving domestic violence and spousal abuse. Every month she sends out a newsletter full of helpful tips, advice and insights that will help you navigate through family law challenges.