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Episode 143 - How to Obtain the Information You Need through Discovery

10/15/2019 4:06 pm

If you have read our website, you will have seen information about the 'Discovery Phase' of a divorce. In this show, Leh and Todd break down the discovery process and discuss which discovery tools ar...
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Episode 142 - When is it time to change lawyers?

09/23/2019 3:54 pm

Choosing the right lawyer can be a tough decision. Choosing when it is time to change lawyers can be even harder. Are you simply not understanding the legal system and having trouble communicating w...
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Episode 141 - Divorce Support from Journey Beyond Divorce

09/20/2019 2:09 pm

What we love about the show is that it gives us the opportunity to share divorce resources with those that are struggling with divorce. This show is one of those great examples. Leh and Todd intervi...
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Episode 140 - Financial Affidavits

09/20/2019 2:10 pm

If we are being honest, Financial Affidavits are no fun to fill out . . . well, for most of us anyways. But, they are arguably the single most important document you will be swearing under oath to in...
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Episode 139 - 7 Tips to Save Money When Working With Your Lawyer

09/16/2019 9:05 am

We strive to maximize the benefit we can bring to our clients. In this show, Leh and Todd lay out seven ways that you can improve your communication with your lawyer while saving money at the same ti...
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Episode 138 - Learning from Celebrity Mistakes

09/09/2019 2:58 pm

One of the things that Todd loves to do in his down time is to read the tabloids in search of great stories to discuss on the radio. We are just kidding. But, what we are not kidding about are the l...
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Episode 137 - Help for Single Moms - The Single Mom Network

09/04/2019 10:46 am

TJ Ware joins Leh and Todd in Studio to talk about The Single Mom Network. As a single mom herself, she saw a real need to help single parent households, especially moms. According to research, ther...
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Episode 136 - Family Law Questions and Answers

09/05/2019 10:55 am

In a continuation from last week, Leh and Todd answer questions that have been anonymously submitted. This week they focus on general family law questions that do not focus on divorces. The questio...
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Episode 135 - Divorce Questions and Answers

08/21/2019 2:43 pm

Todd and Leh take on more Divorce Questions that folks have asked anonymously. If you have questions you would like answered on air, you can email us at [email protected] In this show, they dis...
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Episode 134 - Bankruptcy's Impact on Divorce

08/14/2019 11:23 am

Even without the cost of lawyers, divorce has a significant financial impact on every household. In some situations, the financial burden is simply too much and one or both parties suddenly find them...
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Episode 133 - Dealing with Tax Problems Aren't as Scary as You Might Think

08/12/2019 9:09 am

In many of our divorce cases, we encounter tax liabilities that can complicate the division of marital assets and debts. And, if bank accounts or paychecks are being garnished, they can even complica...
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Episode 132 - How to Divide A Business in a Divorce

07/29/2019 1:52 pm

Dividing up a business inside of a divorce creates its own set of challenges apart from the divorce. If the business is a small to medium sized family business, it can be like having two divorces at ...
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Episode 131 - What is Discernment Counseling and How It Can Help If You Are Considering Divorce with Matt Driggers

07/12/2019 9:18 am

If your marriage has hit a crisis, would you be surprised to hear that marriage counseling might not be your best option? Counselor Matt Driggers joins us in studio to discuss a relatively new form o...
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Episode 130 - The Why, Hows and Whats of a Case Management Plan in Your Divorce

07/01/2019 2:45 pm

When was the last time you went somewhere unknown without plugging the destination address into a navigation app on your phone first? You probably can't remember because this is something you do ever...
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Episode 129 - High Asset Divorces

07/15/2019 4:01 pm

When you are helping those who are going through a divorce, you quickly notice that every case is unique. Even within the uniqueness, however, you do find types of cases that have similarities. One ...
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Episode 128 - Making the Most of your Mediation

06/28/2019 2:50 pm

Recently one of our own, Robin Love, completed her Mediation training and is now a registered Domestic Mediator ready to help folks resolve their divorce in a whole new capacity. In this show, Leh an...
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Episode 127 - 5 Alternative Ways to Resolve Your Divorce Without a Public Trial

06/27/2019 12:22 pm

As the number of family law cases continued to slow down our Court system, lawyers and our Court system has been working hard at developing alternative forms of dispute resolution. Many counties in m...
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Episode 126 - How to Defend against a Family Violence Restraining Order

06/05/2019 11:30 am

The Family Violence Act has done wonders to protect the victims of Family Violence. As with many good things, however, there are those that take may try and take an unfair advantage of a good thing. ...
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Episode 125 - How to get a Family Violence Protective Order

06/05/2019 11:26 am

Family Violence is something that often happens behind closed doors away from public eyes. It often leaves victims feeling scared, helpless, and trapped. For those that are the victims of family vio...
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Episode 124 - Gray Divorces & the Challenges They Present

05/20/2019 10:21 am

Researchers coined the term 'Gray Divorce' about a decade ago when they noticed a trend within a certain group of divorcing families. As a whole, the divorce rate has actually been declining over the...
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Episode 123 - What Happens at a Final Divorce Trial

05/14/2019 10:28 am

Walking into a Courtroom is intimidating for someone that has never been there before. Not knowing what to expect at trial is enough to keep most people up at night. In this show, Leh and Todd pull ...
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Episode 122 - How to Enforce a Court Order through a Contempt of Court Action

10/17/2019 12:00 am

You have done everything you are suppose to. You have tried to be nice and work with your ex-spouse or the other parent. But, they just won’t follow the agreement that you worked so hard to negoti...
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Episode 121 - The Crazy Ways People Hide Money in Divorces

04/29/2019 9:46 am

Truth is often stranger than fiction, and, when it comes to trying to hide money from their spouses, people can get quite creative. Fortunately, most of the time, people going through a divorce repor...
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Episode 120 - How Attitude Can Be Your Secret Weapon in a Divorce

04/29/2019 9:39 am

Dealing with the emotions of a divorce and the anxiety associated with court is enough to put anyone in a bad place. When you can rise above that negativity, however, and maintain the right attitude ...
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Episode 119 - Divorce Questions and Answers

04/25/2019 9:56 am

Todd and Leh tackle several divorce specific questions in this show. They break down the legal and practical sides to each question. Here are some of the questions they tackle: How does a single ...
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Belinda Skelton’s Atlanta Living with Leh Meriwether

04/05/2019 4:55 pm

Thanks Belinda Skelton for having Patrick Leh Meriwether on your recent Atlanta Living Show! To listen click below. News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB
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Episode 118 - Family Law Questions and Answers

04/01/2019 1:46 pm

Todd and Leh take on several family law questions that had been presented recently. As usual, the questions have more than just a legal answer. Here are a few of the questions that they tackle: C...
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Episode 117 - The Mom's Guide to a Good Divorce, What to Think Through When Children Are Involved

03/25/2019 11:48 am

Divorce is so painful. Even if you did not choose to get a divorce, you are still left with a choice. Are you going to make it a good divorce or a bad divorce? To find out what a "good divorce" mig...
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Episode 116 - How do Courts Decide Custody When One Parent Moves Away?

03/18/2019 3:20 pm

For most families, a move usually means that there has been a change in jobs, a promotion, or parents just want to get closer to family. It is not that big a deal (except for the pain of moving). Fo...
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Episode 115 - Bi-polar Disorder & Suicide - Overcoming Dark Times to Achieve Success

03/12/2019 1:48 pm

Life is stressful enough without having to deal with a divorce. For those suffering from mental illness, it can be overwhelming. Over the past few years, we have seen many people suffering from some...
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Episode 114 - Challenging Prenuptial Agreements - An analysis of Natalie Maines' (Dixie Chicks Singer) Divorce and more

03/04/2019 10:48 am

In this show, we discuss the enforce-ability of a prenuptial agreement in a real case. The case involves the divorce of former Dixie Chick singer Natalie Maines and her husband, Adrian Pasdar. Adria...
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Episode 113 - Prenuptial Agreements - When Are They Enforceable?

02/25/2019 10:02 am

In this episode, we tackle Prenuptial Agreements. Todd and Leh start with a little history about prenuptials. Then they discuss the three part test that Courts use to examine a prenup and decide whe...
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Episode 112 - What Deviations to Child Support Can A Judge Consider?

02/19/2019 10:06 am

Pat Buonodono comes back on the show for another episode about Georgia Child Support. In this one, we tackle important questions that we could not get to last show. We talk about discretionary devia...
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Episode 111 - Georgia Child Support Basics with Pat Buonodono

02/13/2019 8:55 am

If you are wondering how child support is calculated in Georgia, then this show is for you. We interview Pat Buonodono, the former staff attorney to the Georgia Child Support Commission. Pat joined ...
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Episode 110 - Billion Dollar Divorce - Breaking Down the Jeff Bezos Divorce

02/05/2019 10:43 am

Jeff Bezos divorce could be one of the most complicated divorces in American History. Even with the parties getting along and trying to work out something that both feel is fair, the costs will be en...
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Episode 109 - Divorce Coaching - How to Get Legal Help Without Retaining a Lawyer

01/31/2019 4:23 pm

As lawyers, we wish we could represent everyone that needs legal help. Unfortunately, the economics of our world do not give us that option. Even with pro-bono work, we are still limited in how many...
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Episode 108 - How Do You Determine Custody and Child Support When the Parents Were Never Married?

01/28/2019 9:59 am

In November of 2018, Philip Cohen released a paper titled "The Coming Divorce Decline." Mr. Cohen is a Sociology Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research showed that, whil...
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Episode 107 - Healing Past Divorce with Joshua Ludlum

01/24/2019 11:57 am

When you go through a divorce, it is easy to start telling yourself false narratives. These false narratives become limiting beliefs that can hurt you during the divorce. They also can keep you from...
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Episode 106 - How to Make Relationship Goals for the New Year

01/18/2019 10:21 am

Every year, millions of people make New Year's "Resolutions." Often they center around making more money, losing weight, or going on more trips. What you don't hear about that often, however, is peo...
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Episode 105 - Child Custody Questions and Answers Part 2

01/16/2019 11:42 am

In this show, Todd and Leh continue to take on some tough child custody questions. They cover questions like: At what point is enough enough for a Court to find someone unfit and change custody; What...
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Episode 104 - Child Custody Questions and Answers Part 1

01/10/2019 9:22 am

In this show, Todd and Leh take on more child custody questions. They cover questions like: How to file a child support and parenting plan for a child that was legitimized years ago?; Can a father l...
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Episode 103 - Surprises Experienced by Divorcing Men

01/08/2019 9:00 am

As a follow up to episode 100, Leh and Todd explore some of the common surprises they see men experience going through a divorce. You will want to listen to this even if you are a woman, because it c...
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Episode 102 - New Life after Divorce with Bill Butterworth

01/03/2019 9:10 am

In this episode, Leh and Todd interview Bill Butterworth, a professional speaker and author of the book New Life after Divorce. Getting through the divorce process is difficult enough as it is. Most...
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Episode 101 - Best Advice that Parents Can Give Their Children When Dealing with Law Enforcement with Paul Ghanouni

12/06/2018 12:28 pm

When it comes to children, the legal landscape has really changed. With zero tolerance laws and an abundance of cameras recording our every move, it seems like common sense and discretion have been t...
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Episode 100 - Common Financial Surprises Women Experience Going Through a Divorce

12/04/2018 9:36 am

When you handle hundreds of divorces a year, you start to see certain commonalities. In this show, we discuss some common financial surprises that we see women experience going through a divorce. We...
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Episode 99 - Celebrity Family Law Issues and What We Can Learn From Them

11/20/2018 9:38 am

Entertainment magazines love to report on 'celebrity' divorces and many love to read about them. Celebrity divorce cases, however, are not much different that any other divorce case. The same four c...
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Episode 97 - Top Ten Things Kids Wish They Could Tell Their Divorced Parents with Jay and Tammy Daughtry

11/06/2018 11:06 am

Co-parenting both during and after a divorce is hard work. Sometimes, it is easier to just let loose how you really feel, rather than continuing to maintain civility. Other times, parents feel 'obli...
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Episode 96 - 2nd Annual Halloween Special

10/29/2018 11:07 am

Just because what we do is very serious business doesn't mean we can't have fun sometimes. For the second year in a row, we put on our annual Halloween Special, where we take classic monsters and pla...
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Episode 95 - Top Divorce and Family Law Mistakes You Can Make

10/25/2018 11:07 am

Going through a contested divorce can be one of the most emotionally traumatic things anyone goes through. Doing the right thing in the middle of the chaos quickly becomes one of the toughest challen...
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Episode 94 - 2018 Changes in Georgia Child Support Law

10/22/2018 11:08 am

In July of 2018, the changes to the Georgia Child Support Guidelines went into effect. In addition, September of 2018 marked the month that Georgia did away with their Microsoft Excel Child Support C...
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Episode 93 - How to Reduce Holiday Stress Using 5 Simple Concepts

10/08/2018 11:12 am

The holidays can be a stressful time for an intact family. For those families struggling with a divorce, however, it can be much worse. Fortunately, there are things that you can do that will help r...
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Episode 92 - 7 Things to Consider BEFORE Attempting a DIY Divorce

10/11/2018 11:14 am

On the surface, divorce can appear simple. But, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. As a result, so many people get themselves into horrible situations when they try to handle their div...
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Episode 91 - Taking Your Marriage to the Next Level Part 2: Practicing Healthy Communication

10/02/2018 11:15 am

Many have heard that communication is the key to a successful marriage. If that is the case, why do so many marriages struggle with communication? Sometimes, it is merely because they have not work...
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Episode 90 - Taking Your Marriage to the Next Level: 10 Things You Can Start Doing Today

09/17/2018 11:15 am

There are a couple silver linings to practicing divorce law. First, we are sometimes given the chance to save a marriage on the brink of a divorce. Second, we are able to learn from these unfortunat...
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Episode 89 - 10 Things You Should Know BEFORE Meeting with a Guardian ad Litem

09/11/2018 11:16 am

A Guardian ad Litem is often appointed by Judges in cases involving contested custody of children. They are appointed to assist the Judge in determining what is in the best interest of the children. ...
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Episode 88 - What Kind of Legal Trouble Can Your Kids Get Into Without Even Knowing It?

09/05/2018 11:17 am

With the rapid advancements in technology and the nature of today's zero tolerance policies, our teenagers face legal challenges that we never knew could exist 20 years ago. What our kids may conside...
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Episode 87 - Question and Answer Show

08/31/2019 11:17 am

Every so many episodes, we like to take people's specific questions and answer them on air. This week, we tackled questions involving getting out of settlement agreements; grandparent rights; annulme...
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Episode 86 - Private Investigators - What They Can and Cannot Do with Jason Lanyon

08/20/2019 11:18 am

If you ever see this guy in your rear view mirror, immediately check yourself into the hospital because there is probably something wrong with you. We are just kidding. The reason that Jason's face ...
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Episode 85 - Probate Myths and How to Avoid Probate Nightmares with Probate Attorney Erik Broel

08/13/2019 11:19 am

Had a great show with Erik Broel from the Georgia Probate Law Group to discuss probate myths and how to avoid probate nightmares. There are many common misconceptions about wills and what happens to s...
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Episode 84 - Latest Research on Co-Parenting with Diane Dierks

08/06/2019 11:20 am

In this episode, Diane Dierks comes back on the show to discuss some resent research about co-parenting that she obtained from a conference she attended. The Association of Family and Conciliation Co...
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Episode 83 - Things That You Should NOT Do After Your Divorce.

08/13/2019 11:22 am

Many people feel a sense of freedom after their divorce has been granted. Unfortunately, this sense of freedom can get them in financial trouble or back in Court, especially if the divorce involved c...
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Episode 82 - What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and How Can They Help You?

08/09/2019 11:21 am

In recent years, more professionals have come on the scene to help people work through the painful divorce process. Certified Divorce Financial Analysts are a relatively new example of this. In this...
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Episode 81 - Things That Will Set Off Fireworks in Your Divorce

The 4th of July fireworks are always fun to watch, but fireworks in your divorce . . . not so much. Tune in to learn which behaviors to avoid so that your divorce does not turn from a 3 month, $3,500...
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Episode 80 - Top 12 Things to Take Care of After You Are Divorced

After a large portion of your personal time has been taken up by a long divorce process, the last thing people want to do after their divorce is to continue working on paperwork at home. We understan...
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Episode 79 - Custody Arrangements for Pets? and other Personal Property Issues In a Divorce

The struggle with dealing with pets and other personal property in a divorce is the cost-benefit analysis. Often it is not fiscally wise to spend hard earned money on attorney fees when you can repla...
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Episode 78 - What's an Emergency in the Court's Eyes?

When you are in the middle of a divorce or similar family law matter, everything can feel like an emergency. Emotion takes over and you feel the need for immediate relief from the Court system. As a...
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Episode 77 - When Is $20,000 Per Month in Child Support Not Enough? Celebrity Child Support Cases

Most people would be jumping for joy if they received $20,000 per month tax free for child support, but not Kevin Federline. Kevin is the former husband to Britney Spears and he has recently asserted...
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Episode 76 - Lessons from Other's Family Law Challenges

In this Episode, Leh Meriwether and Todd Orston take a series of family law questions and answer them one at a time. They also try to gleam learning lessons from some of the situations that people fo...
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Episode 75- How to Prepare for a Temporary Hearing

06/22/2018 5:00 pm

This Episode is the second part to our 2 part show on Temporary Hearings. This episode gets into the practical aspects of the actual preparation for a Temporary Hearing. By getting properly prepared...
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Episode 74 - What to Expect at a Temporary Hearing

Over the years, we have found that temporary hearings occur more often than final hearings, at least in divorce cases. They are limited in nature and are really designed to keep the peace and/or stat...
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Episode 73 - Unique Financial Issues in High Asset Divorces

While the laws surrounding divorce apply whether your income is minimum wage or tens of thousands of dollars per month, cases involving high income earners or large assets present their own challenges...
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Episode 72 - Digital Dangers with Cabot Howell – Is Anything Private Anymore?

Did you know that many devices today have virtual assistants that are constantly listening to you? Did you know that your private conversations are not only being used to drive marketing but also cou...
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Episode 71 - Digital Dangers with Cabot Howell - How Secure is My Digital Information?

At Meriwether & Tharp, protecting our client's information is paramount. But, we cannot protect the information before it gets to us. There have been cases where a criminal or opposing party obtaine...
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Episode 70 - Understanding Sexual Addiction with Roy Blankenship

We have seen many divorces caused by what one spouse refers to as sexual addiction. But do psychologists even recognize sexual addiction as a mental disorder? How can a sexual addiction or an addicti...
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Episode 69 - Can Social Media Equal Legal Suicide in a Divorce?

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 80% of family law attorneys use social media as evidence in their divorce and family law cases. Many people are shocked and just how much inf...
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Episode 68 - 20 Crazy Ways People Try to Hide Assets in a Divorce

They say that truth is often stranger than fiction. At Meriwether and Tharp, we can definitely confirm that statement. With over 250 years of combined legal experience, we have seen our share of str...
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Episode 67 - 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life - An Interview with Bill Eddy

In this show, Leh and Todd had the honor of interviewing Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD., about his new book "5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and ...
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Episode 66 - 5 Things That Can Block, Stop or Reduce an Alimony Obligation

As a general rule, there are five things that can block, stop, or reduce an alimony obligation in Georgia. In this show, Leh and Todd break down what those things are and how they impact a case here ...
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Episode 65 - What Will Happen To Alimony When It Can No Longer Be Deducted?

In 2018, US Tax Code went through some major revisions. One of the things changed was the ability to deduct alimony payments from your taxes. The change does not go into affect until after December ...
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Episode 63 - Exploring Tough Child Custody Situations and How to Handle Them, Part 1

In this show, we answer a wide range of custody questions from folks that were dealing with tough situations. Many of them were not your typical questions and involved stressful challenges for the qu...
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Episode 62 - Can a Father Really Win Custody?

In this show, we discuss this question and provide a little context to the question. We cover a little legal history and explain how the area of child custody has been evolving over the years. We br...
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Episode 61 - What You Need To Know About Testifying in Court

In most cases, you only have one chance to make a first impression. In the Courtroom, your only chance to make a first impression is also usually the only time you will have to present your evidence....
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Episode 60 - 10 Things You Should Do Before You Testify in Court

For most, the mention of having to testify in Court creates a high level of anxiety. Regardless of whether you are a party or simply a witness, the anticipation of testifying in a Courtroom keep you ...
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Episode 59 - Understanding the Divorce Process and Why It Can Take So Long - Part 3

In our last episode on the Divorce Process, we take you through the end of the divorce process and discuss some of the most common hurdles that draw out a divorce. We finish our discussion of discove...
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Episode 58 - Understanding the Divorce Process and Why It Can Take So Long - Part 2

In Episode 58, we pick up from where we left off in Episode 57. We continue our discussion on some of the most common delays that people may encounter and how it expands the overall length of a case....
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Episode 57 - Understanding the Divorce Process and Why It Can Take So Long - Part 1

One of the biggest complaints we get from even our happiest clients is the length of the divorce process. And they are not alone. As attorneys, it is also one of our biggest struggles with the legal...
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Episode 56 - Communication Pitfalls in a Divorce

Divorce puts two parents at odds with each other. Even in the best of situations, communication in a divorce can quickly breakdown. In this show, Leh and Todd break down what is going on and how qu...
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Episode 55 - The Five Love Languages - An Interview with Dr. Gary Chapman

Over the years, we have seen marriages break down for no apparent cause. One or both of the spouses simply said that they were no longer 'in love' with their other. Fortunately, this does not have t...
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Episode 54 - Things You Should Consider When Hiring a Divorce or Family Law Lawyer

Hiring the right lawyer for you in your situation is a critical decision. Often however, people do not know what to look for to make sure the lawyer they are interviewing is right for them. In this ...
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Episode 53 - Prioritizing Your Divorce - Why You Should and How to Do It

Despite all the latest and greatest inventions, our lives feel busier than ever. Unfortunately, going through a divorce only adds more to do items to your list. A serious problem arises, however, wh...
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Episode 52 - The Advantage of Owning Your Part of the Divorce and How it Can Set You on the Right Path

It is human nature to pass the blame onto someone else. On the other hand, it is extremely difficult to accept your part in the breakdown of a marriage, especially when it really was mostly the other...
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Episode 51 - An Interview with Audrey Silcox about her online Divorce Tool Box

Audrey Silcox is the creator of Divorce Tool Box. Audrey is a counselor, Certified Divorce and Family Mediator, and divorce educator who has worked with divorcing couples since 1996. We interviewed...
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Episode 50 - How to Tell Your Kids You Are Getting a Divorce with Dr. Drutman

In order to help parents break the news of divorce to their children, we brought on air Dr. Howard Drutman, a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Chil...
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Episode 49 - Breaking the News to Your Spouse with Counselor Tim Bouman

03/13/2018 5:00 pm

Many times what should be a relatively simple divorce turns into an all out battle that costs tens of thousands of dollars. There things that you can do, however, that will set you up for success. A...
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Episode 48 – Planning Your Exit Strategy

03/13/2018 4:00 pm

If you have reached a point where divorce appears inevitable, one of the best ways to cope with this difficult life transition is planning. There is a way to develop an exit strategy that will set yo...
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Episode 98 - How to Deal with Lottery Winnings, Inheritances, Personal Injury Awards in a Divorce?

11/14/2018 11:01 am

At least once a year, we see a case where a party to a divorce recently received a large sum of money that was not the result of any marital efforts. Unfortunately, this can become the triggering poi...
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