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On this episode of The Smart Divorce with Deborah Moskovitch we discuss Real Soloutions for Stepfamilies.

Did you know that the divorce rate for remarriages with children is at a whopping 62-70%? Did you know that most stepfamilies take years (four to six) before family members even begin to feel comfortable with one another, let alone love one another? Did you know that the research shows that only approximately 20% of adult stepchildren report positive feelings about their stepmothers, despite the years of effort and kindness so many of them have shown their stepchildren? As you may imagine, there are many conversations that couples need to have before combining their families.  

Our guest, Mary Kelly provides us with a framework for considerations when having the important conversations when merging families.  She provides the do’s and don’ts for making this new family more likely to work.  Ms. Kelly is a therapist who has been working with and writing about stepcouples, stepfamilies, step kids, stepmoms and stepdads for over a decade. The number one declaration that stepcouples, and especially stepmothers tell her is: "We/I had no idea it would be this hard!"

Why is it so hard?  In this episode of The Smart Divorce we discuss what many in remarriage or re-partnership with children find themselves saying:

  • "Am I really supposed to love his/her children?"
  • "What does being a step-parent mean?" 
  • "Do I really parent a child who isn't mine?"
  • "Just because I don’t have kids, doesn’t mean I don’t have a valid opinion.”
  • ....and much more

And, then, based on these conversations provide solutions and strategies to maintain a healthy, loving relationship for the couple. 

For more information and to contact Mary T. Kelly visit her website at www.marriedwithbaggage.com or email: marriedwithbaggage@mac.com

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Direct download: Pgm60MaryKelly.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

Steve and Joanie are back with another fun-filled and informative episode of Single Again! Now What? on Divorce Source Radio.

This shows topics include:

  • Joanie's Cancer Retreat
  • Will Joanie Go to Texas Next Week?
  • Steve's Trip to Boston
  • The ridiculous cost of vacations
  • Real Estate Values Rising
  • Which is best, Renting or Owning Your Home?
  • Steve's Ex Gets Rid of All His Valuable Stuff

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Direct download: Pgm69StevesEx.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

On this episode of Single Again! Now What? Joanie and Steve are trying their hand at doing the show "live" on Google Hangout. This technology provides our listeners the opportunity to watch us do the show and and interact with us.  

To watch this show on Google Hangout, visit www.Facebook.com/SingleAgainNowWhat.

Our topic for this show is Parental Alienation, a horrible situation where one parent turns their child against the other parent. Listener Kev joins us on the broadcast to tell  of his experience with parental alienation.

For more programs on divorce and life after divorce, visit: www.DivorceSourceRadio.com.  For more on Joanie, visit: www.FreshStartAfterDivorce.com.

Direct download: Pgm68PASHangout.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

Now more than ever it’s time to consider a Prenuptial Agreement if you’re getting married, or a Cohabitation Agreement if you’re living together.   The prenup seems so utterly unromantic — or just plain wrong — but it's also become so right for so many these days: those keenly aware that a marriage may end up in a legal separation, divorce or death. Most prenups tackle financial issues such as real estate, division of bank accounts and potential spousal support in the case of divorce or separation.  It’s not just for the rich and famous, but for anyone that wants to protect assets. Mapping out a pre-nuptial agreement is never particularly romantic. But it can be especially tricky when children from previous relationships are involved. It’s also a good time to explore your financial values and ideals with your partner so that you better understand each others expectations. 

Our guest, lawyer Ed Winer, is one of the top ten divorce lawyers in the United States.  Mr. Winer has practiced family law for four decades and is expert in drafting, negotiating and litigating antenuptial and postnuptial agreements, addressing business valuations, complex property divisions and other business-related issues.

Mr. Winer explains the importance of the prenup and cohab agreements, and outlines the significant financial questions couples should discuss – and individuals consider – before making a commitment. Mr. Winer refers to the prenup as the engagement ring of the twenty first century.  Listen in to find out why…..we discuss: 

·         Why the prenup, cohab and postnup agreements are for everyone
·         What these financial Agreements are
·         Does it mean that you don’t trust your partner?
·         What’s in it for the person that has less financially?
·         Do these financial Agreements destroy or build a loving relationship?
·         What about the matrimonial home?
·         And much more……

For more information or to contact Ed Winer email artmanns@moss-barnett.com

Other information by Ed Winer:

FAQs for Edward L. Winer -   http://www.moss-barnett.com/CM/Articles/FAQsforEdwardWiner.pdf

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Direct download: Pgm59EdWiner.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

If you're going through a divorce or post divorce and finding it hard to sleep and having a hard time understanding your dreams, you're not alone. 

On this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, Dream analyst, Patricia Baker joins us to help us better understand what's happening in our dream world.

Patricia helps us understand our dreams and shows us how we can use them to learn from our past and empower our future.

Patricia studied with numerous dream experts including Native American Medicine men and women, and was in private practice for twenty years.  Her new book titled Dream Comm is now available and a "must read" to help you understand your dream state.

For more on Patricia Baker, visit: www.supernaturalgirlz.com.

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Direct download: Pgm139Dreams.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT