Divorce Source Radio
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Privacy rights of your health information are well established within the healthcare community.  Doctors, nurses and pharmacists know that you have a right to privacy of your health information. However, there's a GAP, a loop whole if you will, and something that HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) does not address – and that happens in many walks of life – in particular divorce court.

You may be surprised to learn that the privacy of your health information is not protected when it is inappropriately used in divorce court by your spouse and their attorneys.  The first step is being aware of the problem, the second step is taking initiative to control the inappropriate use of health information for yourself and that of your children.

In the episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck from The Divorce Expo in Chicago, Medical Business Associates founder, Rebecca Saltiel Busch joins us to discuss our healthcare rights and explains why we need to be our own health advocate. Rebecca is also an accomplished author and educator. With over 200 publications and presentations, Rebecca has presented to universities, large corporations, government entities, associations, financial institutions, and small businesses. Her passion - to create educated, conscientious healthcare consumers - is reflected in her works, including her latest book Personal Healthcare Portfolio - a survival guide to the complex healthcare market.

For more on Rebecca, visit: www.MbaAudit.com

Direct download: Pgm117HealthcarePrivacy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

On this edition of Single Again! Now What?, Joanie and Steve take another look at infidelity in relationships.  Some couples find a way to work through the hurt and pain and stay together, while for others, divorce is the only option.

The producer of Unfaithful, on The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), met Steve at The Divorce Expo in Chicago and asked us to reach out to any of our listeners that would be willing to share their story of infidelity for an upcoming episode of Unfaithful - Season #3 on OWN.  Whether you were able to save your relationship or not isn't the point, it's the journey that either brought you back together or tore a once loving relationship apart.  We believe we can learn from others, and if you are willing to be featured on an upcoming episode and share your story, Steve will provide information on how to do so at the end of the show.

Other topics discussed include:

  • Are business asking us to give up too much personal information when applying for a job?
  • Are we losing our personal rights and privacy?
  • Is Fall your favorite time of the year and how does this season affect you?
  • What age were you when you discovered you couldn't party like it's 1999 anymore?
  • Going overboard on cruise ships
  • The Oprah Winfrey Network wants you!
  • And much more.

(Lesley got stuck in traffic and wasn't able to make this show)

For more on the Single Again! Now What? trio, visit their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SingleAgainNowWhat.

Direct download: Pgm30InfidelityAndOWN.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Megan Stirrat joins us to discuss the financial issues divorcing women face.

Megan is a Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with Merrill Lynch. She has been guiding individuals through significant transitions in life, such as retirement and divorce, for over a decade.  Megan understands clients changing and complex financial picture, sitting down with them to understand what is truly important. She serves as an integral member of the divorce team and proves to be an invaluable resource.

In the program Megan addresses:

  • What you need to know to protect you financially if you are considering divorce
  • Negotiating to retain the marital home and is keeping it a good idea?
  • Thinking ahead to your retirement
  • The false belief the a 50/50 split is always an equitable division of property
  • The need for accurate financial information to protect spousal and child support
  • A "sugar daddy" is not a good future financial plan
  • How to create a new financial plan
  • And much more.

If you'd like to ask Meagan a question, email her at: Megan_Stirrat@ML.com

Direct download: Pgm116WomensWeathManagement.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

In this episode of The Intelligent Divorce with Mark Banschick, M.D., we discuss pain.  Whether physical or through something like divorce, pain is a force to be reckoned with.

Dr. Banschick shares his personal story of a recent back injury that left him incapable of doing things he used to take for granted, such as walking, showering, or making a cup of coffee.  Dr. Banschick talks about the  Stoics.  Stoicism was founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early3rd century BC. The Stoics taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, and that a sage, or person of "moral and intellectual perfection," would not suffer such emotions. Said another way, Stoics believed that bad things can happen to good people and that life can be unfair.

In this program, Dr. Banschick talks about:

  • Getting through the pain of illness or divorce
  • Learning to value what you have, not what you've lost
  • The Spirituality of pain
  • Thinking twice before you move once
  • And much more.

This is a powerful program delivered by Dr. Banschick, and if you would like more information on his work and books, visit: www.TheIntelligentDivorce.com

Direct download: Pgm25DealingWithPain.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT

Mark Machinc joins us on Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck from The Divorce Expo in Chicago to discuss the process of establishing the value of a family business during divorce.

Many families own a business, and when the marriage ends, the business relationship must also be resolved.  Mark's company, Business Matrimonial Valuation Services, provides divorcing individuals with accurate business valuations and helps determine the company's value.

If you are in the process of divorce and own a family business,  you'll learn what's involved in providing a business valuation assessment.  Mark Machinic, CPA, CVA, CDFA and CFDP, has over  twenty years of experience in analyzing records and calculating economic and fair market value of businesses for families experiencing divorce and also works to calculate income for child support and spousal support payments.

For more on Mark Machnic, visit: www.BmValuations.com

Direct download: Pgm115MatrimonialValuation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

For most people, rethinking their life path from time-to-time is a good idea, but for many divorcing individuals, they simply don't have a choice.  Redesigning Your Life offers help in planning that next life you want to create.

In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, motivational speaker, consultant, and facilitator, Kathey Batey joins us from The Divorce Expo in Chicago.

Kathey is the author of Suddenly Single and creator of ReDesigning Your Life,  a program designed to assist women and men who have gone through a divorce, death of a spouse, the "empty nest," or any life transition.  She is also a facilitator of Divorce Care, a faith-based, friendly and caring group of people that helps individuals going through divorce.

Is it time to review, revise, and reset your life, following divorce, death of a loved-one, or dissatisfaction with your life?   Kathey shares how  you can change your life, by changing your reaction to it.  By Taking a more proactive stand and ceasing to  react negatively to life’s many challenges, you can redesign your life for the better.

For more on Kathey Batey, visit: www.spiritedpresentations.com .

Direct download: Pgm114RedesignYourLife.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

Single Again! Now What? returns with our 29th episode.  Joanie had a business obligation from her "real" job, so Lesley and Steve are holding court on a variety of subjects.

Sleep deprived Lesley, sucks it up and puts a smile on her face for our loyal listeners and discusses her control issues and how she deals with them.  Steve tries to play psychologist and get to the root of Lesley's control issues to no avail.

As you might expect when Lesley and Steve get together, things can get silly from time-to-time as in reminiscing about hormone induced teenage relationships filed with the joy of hickeys and rug burns.  But wait, this couple is deeper than they may seem.
These two are truly doing their personal work even though Steve feels he may never get to the place he wants to be.  Both Lesley and Steve share things that didn't work in their marriage and how they're trying to change for the good of future relationships.

Other topics discussed include:

  • Can people really change and should you try to change your partner?
  • Learning to be more sensitive to your partners feelings
  • A review of our "worst show ever"
  • Stupid sayings, such as "dude" and "I know right?"
  • Women's bad timing of bringing up other issues when their man is under stress
  • Cheating and "emotional" affairs
  • How to fight fair
  • And more.

We'd love for you to join our Facebook community at www.Facebook.com/SingleAgainNowWhat.  We'd love to hear from you so write us anytime at DivorceSourceRadio@gmail.com or leave a post on Facebook.  Make it a great week!

Direct download: Pgm29ControlAndAffairs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

This is the first of many great programs to come recorded at The Divorce Expo in Chicago.

In this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck,  speaker, trainer, author, and retreat facilitator, Toni Morales joins us and shares her personal experience of divorce and her breakthrough that led her to create You Rise Above, providing life seminars, workshops and retreats for women experiencing divorce. The subject then turns to infidelity in marriage and we look at why some partners stray and the possibility of forgiving a cheater.

Toni's  philosophy is that knowing and honoring one’s authentic self is essential and fundamental to personal empowerment and to building any healthy relationship, personal or professional. Although Toni primarily works with women, Steve believes this show will help anyone going through divorce.

For more on Toni Morales and You Rise Above, visit: www.YouRiseAbove.com

Direct download: YouRiseAbove.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Welcome to the usually fun and fantastic Single Again! Now What! with Joanie, Lesley and Steve!

While most shows have been fun and fantastic, this one was hard to get through.  Perhaps the moon and stars were in the wrong sector, whatever that means, or perhaps the Single Again! crew were just off.  Bottom line, I'm not sure we would listen to this program ourselves.  The show is so bad that Joanie decided to offer the first listener capable of making it to the end a special one hour session with her. (Sorry, to hear the details, you have to actually listen to the whole damn program.)

Here's the stuff we talk about in our worst show ever:

  • Joanie's girls week out
  • Olympics wrap-up
  • Jack's Breakfast in bed
  • The great American cell phone and cable TV scam
  • Y.E Yang beats Tiger
  • Do women prefer a male or female gyno?
  • And much more.  (Dear God, really?)

Visit: www.Facebook.com/SingleAgainNowWhat for more on our exciting trio and your chance to win an hour with Joanie for enduring our tepid talk.

Direct download: Pgm28WorstEver.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

This program talks about the upcoming Divorce Expo in Chicago on August 18th, 2012 and offers a 50% off discount code.

This is the show you need to attend if you are contemplating, going through or post divorce.

Direct download: ChicagoPromo2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT