The North Carolina Collaborative Attorney Network (NC-CAN) is made up of Collaborative-trained attorneys who are passionate about spreading awareness for this type of law process in North Carolina. It’s important to our organization that we provide resources for individuals and families who are considering divorce and those who have been impacted by it. We believe everyone should have easily accessible information before, during, and after divorce.
In addition to blogs, vlogs, and downloadable materials, our member attorneys often recommend podcasts to their clients. These free audio resources are filled with useful information that’s not only relatable but also helpful and inspiring. Some of our member attorneys have hosted or been guests on divorce-related podcasts to share their insight into the Collaborative Law process. We put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts that our member attorneys often share with their clients as they experience separation, divorce, and co-parenting.
When we think about Collaborative Law and its many benefits, we often use the word “healthy” to describe it. That’s just one of many reasons why we love the “Divorce, Healthy!” podcast hosted by NC-CAN founding board member Ashley-Nicole Russell of AN|R Law. The podcast, now in its third season, features episodes about divorce resources, preparing for divorce, advice for going through divorce, and moving on after divorce. Ashley-Nicole, a child of divorce who has also been divorced, knows all too well how important it is to have this information available. Many of her episodes focus on Collaborative Law, co-parenting, and shared parenting. Throughout her episodes, she has also interviewed many NC-CAN member attorneys including Robin M. Mermans of ROAD to RESOLUTION and Irene Kingof King Collaborative Family Law. She also recently talked with Lori Gephart, president of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, about Collaborative Law offers an effective resolution for family law matters. Click hereto listen to Divorce, Healthy! with Ashley-Nicole Russell.
While divorce can be difficult, hearing from experts and professionals who can relate is often comforting and reassuring. The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, hosted by nationally recognized family law attorney and mediator Susan Guthrie, is one of the top-ranked divorce podcasts, bringing an audience of more than four million listeners. Susan and her guests discuss a variety of topics concerning divorce including high conflict, money, children, parenting, mental health, and life beyond divorce. NC-CAN founding board member Ashley-Nicole Russell was invited on the podcast to share information about the Collaborative Divorce Process. In the episode, “Do Not Hesitate to Collaborate: Get Divorced Without Court with Ashley Nicole Russell” they discuss the ins and outs of Collaborative Law. You can listen to the Divorce and Beyond Podcast by clicking here.
Hearing the stories of others who have experienced divorce can be encouraging for those who are considering or currently going through divorce. Stories of Divorce Resiliency is a podcast hosted by Sherry Smith, a Marriage and Family Therapist and CDC Certified Divorce Coach. The podcast provides honest and truthful dialogue surrounding real issues of divorce while also giving encouraging and uplifting thoughts and takeaways. NC-CAN member attorney Irene King was a guest on the podcast to discuss her professional experience as a Collaborative Law attorney and also her personal experience as she observed her parents’ divorce after 45 years of marriage. They also discuss why Irene left behind litigation to revolutionize her practice to focus exclusively on Collaborative Law. Click here to listen to the Stories of Divorce Resiliency podcast.
During divorce, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. The Divorce Doctor Podcast hosted by Elizabeth Cohen, Ph.D. offers insight and stories to help you through the divorce journey. Dr. Cohen, a clinical psychologist, wants listeners to feel engaged, empowered, and supported. Through podcast episodes, she and her guests talk about the struggles and successes of divorce as well as the pain and reward. With thoughtful conversation, she reminds her listeners that they are not alone and their divorce is not a failure. This podcast also provides real stories from people who have experienced divorce and expert advice from professionals in the divorce space. To learn more about The Divorce Doctor Podcast, click here.
Hosted by Evan Schein, a New York City-based divorce and family law attorney, the Schein On podcast is a must-listen for men and women navigating the world of divorce. Evan pulls back the curtain and gives an inside and unfiltered look into the world of marriage, money, and divorce. He breaks down complex topics and provides a unique perspective as a divorce attorney. Schein On features guests and leading experts such as sports and entertainment agents, financial advisors, business managers, prominent trust and estate attorneys, therapists, and more to give the full view of family law and divorce. Check out the Schein On Podcast by clicking here.
Nothing is off limits on the How to Split a Toaster podcast. The weekly podcast is hosted by Seth Nelson, a Tampa-based family law attorney known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. Seth and his co-host, Pete Wright, take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself. The two explore a variety of topics including separation, divorce, finances, mental health, moving on, co-parenting, and everything in between. This podcast is often a favorite for men and fathers experiencing divorce as many of the personal stories shared are relatable and honest and the expert insight given is thoughtful and relevant. Click here to give How to Split a Toaster a listen.
Geared toward women experiencing divorce, The Divorced Woman’s Guide podcast hosted by Wendy Sterling is enlightening, honest, and inspiring. Wendy, a divorce coach, author, and speaker, knows all too well how difficult divorce can be. As a divorced mom, she describes her own divorce as an emotional roller coaster but she soon realized her divorce was happening for her rather than to her. This is a recurring message and thought in her podcast as she brings on guests who provide expert insight and guidance on coping and thriving before, during, and after divorce. The Divorced Woman’s Guide can be accessed by clicking here.
If you’re a separated or divorced mom trying to navigate the co-parenting world, The Moms Moving On Divorce & Co-Parenting Podcast is for you. Hosted by Michelle Dempsey-Multack, the podcast provides stories, advice, and guidance to women who are experiencing the emotions, challenges, and frustrations that divorce and co-parenting can bring. Michelle is a divorced and remarried mom and stepmom who is co-parenting with her daughter’s father. Her insight into co-parenting is real and raw. In addition to her own experience, Michelle brings guests on her podcast to shed light into other topics of separation, divorce, co-parenting, and moving on. From talking with co-parenting coaches to relationship experts, she dives into all things that impact women and moms who experience divorce and co-parenting. Click here to listen to The Moms Moving On Divorce & Co-Parenting Podcast.
A platform doesn’t have to be focused around divorce for it to be effective or provide benefit for those experiencing separation or divorce. Hidden Brain is a podcast that explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world. This type of mindset and thinking can help during the divorce process. During a Collaborative Divorce, attorneys will often encourage divorcing spouses to do some self-reflection and practice mindfulness which will help during roundtable discussions and negotiations. Hidden Brain provides thought-provoking discussions that help listeners get to know themselves better. The podcast’s host and executive editor Shankar Vedantam has been reporting on human behavior and social science research for more than 25 years. Click here to learn more and listen to the Hidden Brain podcast.
These recommended podcasts can provide so much to spouses before, during, and after divorce. Plus, with no cost to the listen, these resources are affordable and accessible to all. Utilizing podcasts as an additional source for divorce support and comfort is an important step in the Collaborative journey. In addition to information from the client’s Collaborative-trained attorney, it’s important for them to also hear inspiring and encouraging messages about divorce from others who have experienced it.
Recommending these listening resources is another way that NC-CAN is dedicated to spreading awareness about the benefits of Collaborative Law in North Carolina. Our member attorneys have offices across the state that focus on providing resources to couples considering separation or divorce. You can find a qualified and committed Collaborative Law attorney in your area by clicking here.
Speaking of resources, NC-CAN is proud to offer a resource guide on our website which serves as an additional way to learn about the Collaborative Divorce process. This guide provides additional details including the role of professionals, the interest-based negotiation model, understanding collaborative practice groups, and the North Carolina Statutes governing Collaborative Law proceedings. All proceeds from the guide are used to increase public awareness for the Collaborative Divorce option. You can learn more about Collaborative Law in North Carolina by visiting our website, www.nc-can.org.
*The contents of this blog are intended to share general information only and should not be construed as legal advice.