Divorce Source Radio
FREE podcasts related to divorce and divorce recovery are provided weekly to help get your life back on track. Whether contemplating, going through or just getting over divorce, this is the place for you. Welcome to our community!

In this holiday edition of Divorce Source Radio, divorce coach Jeanie Rule, of www.SoloMama.com, presents The Holiday Survival Guide for Divorcing or Divorced Moms.

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, but for a mother going through a divorce, this season can be even more challenging.  Beyond financial issues, many moms face the isolation of being left out of events they used to attend, as well as facing their ex at social or school events.

Jeanie speaks of the need to be as prepared as possible for the holidays, both from a legal custody point of view and preparing for circumstances you may encounter with friends, family, and co-workers during the holiday season.

Jeanie teaches us how we can create new holiday traditions for our children and helps us understand the true meaning of the holiday season:  spending time with family and friends and sharing love. The first holiday season apart from your family is always the toughest, but we learn that, in time, things will get better, and, if handled correctly, the way we go through the trials of this season can be something our kids will come to admire.

Direct download: Pgm79MomsHolidaySurvival.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

In this powerful episode of The Intelligent Divorce with Mark Banshick, M.D., we discuss how children can become wounded during a divorce. Our guest is Ditta M. Oliker, Ph.D., author of Hide & Seek: Reclaiming Childhood’s Lost Potential. 

After the personal tragedy of losing one of her sons, Ditta began to develop her ideas about psychological survival and the lasting effects of the experiences and hidden messages of childhood. She continued to develop these themes after beginning her practice and incorporated them into her concept of survival systems.  

Ditta draws a parallel between the death of a loved one to divorce, which is the death of a marriage and the death of a family as it existed, and explains why how we deal with the loss makes a huge difference for all involved, especially the children.

In the program we learn:

  • How children become wounded during divorce and how the wounds can carry over into their adult relationships
  • How some children take on the role of caretaker to a parent or sibling and how harmful that can be
  • How children adapt to the demands of their situation
  • And you'll hear the original version of the fairy tale, Snow White, and see how it captures the conflict of childhood.
Direct download: Pgm12Oliker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, we talk with the founders of Divorce Detox.

Divorce Detox™ provides symptom relief and relationship closure, while addressing the underlying pain and heartache of divorce, to insure long lasting divorce recovery.

Allison Pescosolido, M.A. and Andra Brosh, Ph.D. are experts in Divorce Recovery and starting over. They co-founded Divorce Detox, a full service center to transform the lives of individuals transitioning through divorce. With advanced degrees in the field of Psychology, and as certified Grief Recovery Specialists by The Grief Recovery Institute, Andra and Allison are pro-actively challenging and changing the stigma of divorce on a national level. These dynamic women are dedicated to utilizing divorce as an opportunity for personal growth and a new life. The Divorce Detox™ proprietary programs transcend more traditional forms of treatment for divorce by providing the necessary tools, support and guidance for efficient, long lasting results.

Direct download: Pgm77DevorceDetox.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

In the final episode of our ten-part series of Sex after Divorce - Reconnecting with Our Sexual Selves, Juliana Neiman talks about creating your own personal retreat at home as a means of self discovery and growth.


Not everyone can afford or needs to go away to a personal retreat to work through their issues after divorce.  Juliana shows us how to get the most out of being alone at home and spending time reflecting on what has and hasn't served us in past and offers insight into making healthy choices that will lead to fulfilling future relationships.


Topics in the program  include:

  • Learning the ten emotional and sexual basics in a relationship
  • Defining what intimacy really is
  • Discovering your realistic expectations for a new relationship
  • Learning to deal with your daily stressors
  • Dealing with anger and disappointment
  • And much more.
Direct download: SexAfterDivorce10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

In  this Episode of "Ask Henry" with Attorney, Henry Gornbein, Henry answers questions related to visitation issues with your children during the holidays and what annulments are and how they work.

The Holidays can be an especially difficult time when you are divorcing, especially the first year. Henry discusses options of sharing time with your children.  It's always best if you can come up with a shared holiday plan with your ex because if you can't, the judge will be forced to do so.  If you can't come to an amicable agreement, Henry offers advice on how to approach your attorney as a means of bargaining for fair rights for equal parenting time.  Divorce Source Radio would advise you consider the best interest of your children first.

The second question deals with Annulments.  What are they? Is there a difference between a legal annulment and a religious annulment?  Does an annulment free you of paying spousal support and how easy is it to get one?

If you would like to ask Henry a question for an upcoming show, send your question to DivorceSourceRadio@gmail.com or phone your question into our Voicemail Listener Line at (248) 686-2256 and we will try to answer it in an upcoming show.

Direct download: AskHenry19Holiday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

In this epidose of "Ask Henry", attorney Henry Gornbein answers questions regarding mediation and child custody.

Questions asked include:

  • What are some key issues in mediation that someone should be concerned about? 
  • What should the role of an attorney be in mediation?
  • What are some key steps to consider in preparing for a custody battle?

If you would like to ask Henry a question for an upcoming show, email us at DivorceSourceRaadio@gmail.com of phone your question in to our Voicemail Listener Line at (248) 686-2256.

Direct download: Pgm18AskHenry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Our guest, Mark Baer (http://www.markbaeresq.com/) is a family law attorney, mediator, and collaborative law practitioner in Pasadena, California and has been practicing for twenty years.  He received a great deal of media attention regarding his opinions that the family law system in the United States destroys families and his views on better and more constructive ways of handling such matters.  His articles have appeared in Forbes, The Los Angeles Daily Journal and Valley Lawyer Magazine.   Columnists from the Pasadena Star-News, the Los Angeles, Times and other newspapers use Mark as a resource for their columns.  

Problem solving is a hallmark of a good lawyer.  We explore this outlook and learn what you need to consider when looking for a lawyer.  To learn more, Mark has written the must read article Things to Consider in Order to Select an Attorney Who is a Problem Solver and Not a Conflict Creator  (http://www.markbaeresq.com/Pasadena-Family-Law-Blog/2011/September/Things-to-Consider-in-Order-to-Select-an-Attorne2.aspx)

Topics in this program include:

  • What is a problem solving lawyer
  • What is a problem creator lawyer
  • Finding your problem-solving lawyer
  • How to look for a mediator that’s right for you
  • Problems with lawyers and the legal system
Direct download: Pgm28Baer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

In this episode of The Intelligent Divorce with Mark Banschick, M.D.,  we discuss dealing with stress during divorce and our guest is Joanie Winberg of www.FreshStartAfterDivorce.com.

During your divorce, have you ever felt "Stuck in the muck" and not sure how to move your life forward or the stress of your "inner voice" working overtime with doubt or the feeling of lack of self-confidence to make decisions?  If so, you're not alone.  Joanie helps us understand how to deal with and gain control over the stress and anxiety we may be feeling during this very difficult time in our lives.

Topics in the program include:

  • Learn how much of our stress is self inflicted
  • How to quiet our anxious mind
  • The difference between internal and external stress
  • The difference between real and imaginary stress
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • And much more.
Direct download: Pgm11WinbergStress.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

In episode #9 of Sex after Divorce with Juliana Neiman, we discuss ways of GROWING through the divorce process.  This program helps us understand the importance of healing past wounds prior to moving on to new relationships prematurely.

If you still have feelings of hopelessness, anger, bitterness and regret, and find yourself thinking about your ex and thinking what could have or should have been done in the past, this is a Must Hear program.

Juliana helps us detach from our past and move forward to new relationships and possibilities. Divorce can be an opportunity to expand and re-brand yourself, and by doing the "personal work", you can be mindful of things you may have done in the past that didn't serve you or your relationship, make changes, and move forward into healthy, safe relationships.

It's all about expanding, change and letting go.  Juliana Neiman provides answers and suggestions for you to GROW through divorce into a happy, healthier you.

Direct download: Pgm9GrowingOrGoing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Our guest, award winner and mentor, Judge Lynn Toler (http://judgelynn.com/toler_divorce_court/) is smart, talented and creative – and judge on one of television’s most successful courtroom drama series: DIVORCE COURT

Judge Lynn Toler is a former municipal court judge who now hosts the nationally syndicated show, Divorce Court. She is also a bi-monthly contributor to News and Notes on NPR and became host of the prime time TV show Decision House in 2007. In 2006, Judge Lynn published her book, My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius. Praised as an “awe-inspiring memoir” by Essence Magazine, it not only chronicles her life as a child raised in the shadow of her father’s mental illness but provides practical advice for anyone seeking more and better emotional control

Having completed more than two thousand episodes, on DIVORCE COURT, Judge Lynn Toler turns up the heat on court shows in this half-hour, relationship oriented series. Viewers experience the drama firsthand as husbands and wives square off in real-life courtroom battles.  Judge Lynn shares her wisdom and insight of the legal process, how to have a much smarter divorce…..or even save your marriage.  And, she speaks of her mission to gain awareness about teen violence.

Topics in this program include:

  • How communicating better might help you avoid divorce
  • What a judge can and cannot do
  • The emotions of court; what to do to get a better resolution
  • The inherent unfairness of no fault divorce
  • The surprising truth about teen violence and what parents should be aware of
  • Domestic violence – an explanation, coping and managing
  • The limits of the legal system
  • Intelligent mediation
Direct download: Pgm27JudgeLynnToler.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT