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There are at least two sides to every conflict, and when it's between divorced or separated parents, sparks can fly. In each episode, co-parenting experts Diane Dierks and Rick Voyles answer listener questions and talk about the benefits and risks of letting go vs. holding on to the conflict in a variety of complex topics facing co-parents today. Do you hold on for the sake of the children or let go for the same reason? Episodes are released every Sunday at noon. Listeners can email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com and pose a question/dilemma that may be answered on an upcoming episode. What do you do when the other parent won't be flexible with the parenting schedule? How do you respond to a co-parent who is constantly blowing up your phone with texts? Is it really important to talk to your children when they are at the other parent's house? And what about the parent who won't share important information with you about the children? Do you give in to the other parent's antics or should you hold your ground? Get answers to these questions and more on Co-Parent Dilemmas, wherever you get your podcasts.

Co-Parent Dilemmas Diane Dierks & Rick Voyles

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There are at least two sides to every conflict, and when it's between divorced or separated parents, sparks can fly. In each episode, co-parenting experts Diane Dierks and Rick Voyles answer listener questions and talk about the benefits and risks of letting go vs. holding on to the conflict in a variety of complex topics facing co-parents today. Do you hold on for the sake of the children or let go for the same reason? Episodes are released every Sunday at noon. Listeners can email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com and pose a question/dilemma that may be answered on an upcoming episode. What do you do when the other parent won't be flexible with the parenting schedule? How do you respond to a co-parent who is constantly blowing up your phone with texts? Is it really important to talk to your children when they are at the other parent's house? And what about the parent who won't share important information with you about the children? Do you give in to the other parent's antics or should you hold your ground? Get answers to these questions and more on Co-Parent Dilemmas, wherever you get your podcasts.

    S2.E6. Case from Hell: Sarah speaks out and a listener discussion

    S2.E6. Case from Hell: Sarah speaks out and a listener discussion

    Diane and Rick talk to a group of listeners about theCase from Hell and how it related to their own situations. Also, Diane speaks to Sarah, as she describes the hell she has been in for several years and the toll it has taken on her and her entire family.

    To view the Case from Hell timeline details and notes, follow this LINK.

    To read more about Bill McGee and his book, Half the Child, visit his website. The book is also available in our Non-Impossible store.

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    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!

    Want your friends to listen to this series? Send them to www.CPDilemmas.com/hell

    To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/Dilemma
    We’ve created a special Facebook DISCUSSION GROUP to talk about this case since there is SO much to unpack and analyze! Co-parents AND professionals are welcome.

    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:


    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. Shop for cool NON-Impossible merchandise and purchase something fun! Producing a podcast takes hours of work, so support from our listeners makes us able to keep providing valuable content. Think you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needs

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    S2.E5. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team Judge Slams the Gavel!

    S2.E5. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team Judge Slams the Gavel!

    In this final discussion with a Dream Team member, Diane & Rick hear from Georgia Superior Court Judge Angela Duncan. Not surprisingly, as a former family law attorney and GAL, Judge Duncan has strong opinions about the professionals who let this family down. She also discusses the limitations of the court when the attorneys fail their clients.

    Want your friends to listen? Send them to www.CPDilemmas.com/hell

    To view the Case from Hell timeline details and notes, follow this LINK.

    To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/Dilemma
    We’ve created a special Facebook DISCUSSION GROUP to talk about this case since there will be SO much to unpack and analyze! Co-parents AND professionals are welcome.

    For more info, in-depth information about our show, and a cool merchandise store for co-parents, visit our web site at https://www.CPDilemmas.com/store/

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!

    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:


    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. Shop for cool NON-Impossible merchandise and purchase something fun! Producing a podcast takes hours of work, so support from our listeners makes us able to keep providing valuable content. Think you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needs
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    • 47 min
    S2.E4. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team Custody Evaluator Gets Real about Abuse

    S2.E4. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team Custody Evaluator Gets Real about Abuse

    Diane & Rick explore the complexities of psychological child abuse with mental health expert Dr. Kelley Baker. Why did Sarah’s custody evaluator miss this tragic component? There are no clear answers, but important lessons to learn.

    Want your friends to listen? Send them to www.CPDilemmas.com/hell

    To view the Case from Hell timeline details and notes, follow this LINK.

    To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/Dilemma
    We’ve created a special Facebook DISCUSSION GROUP to talk about this case since there will be SO much to unpack and analyze! Co-parents AND professionals are welcome.

    For more info, in-depth information about our show, and a cool merchandise store for co-parents, visit our web site at https://www.CPDilemmas.com/store/

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!

    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:


    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. Shop for cool NON-Impossible merchandise and purchase something fun! Producing a podcast takes hours of work, so support from our listeners makes us able to keep providing valuable content. Think you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needs
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    • 43 min
    S2.E3. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team Attorney is On Fire

    S2.E3. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team Attorney is On Fire

    Attorney Todd Orston joins Diane and Rick to break down what it means to zealously advocate for a client, and how Sarah’s attorney has missed the mark.

    To reach Todd Orston, visit him on his firm’s website HERE. You can also listen to his podcast, Divorce Team Radio, HERE.

    Want your friends to listen? Send them to www.CPDilemmas.com/hell3

    To view the Case from Hell timeline details and notes, follow this LINK.

    We’ve created a special Facebook DISCUSSION GROUP to talk about this case since there will be SO much to unpack and analyze! Co-parents AND professionals are welcome.

    Join Diane & Rick LIVE on Monday, November 14th at 6:30 to talk about this case via Zoom.  All you have to do is become a Patreon VIP to gain free access.

    For more info, in-depth information about our show, and a cool merchandise store for co-parents, visit our web site at https://www.CPDilemmas.com/store/

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!

    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:


    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaShop for cool NON-Impossible merchandise and purchase something fun! Producing a podcast takes hours of work, so support from our listeners makes us able to keep providing valuable content. Think you might want to start a podcast? BuzzsproutFit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show

    • 46 min
    S2.E2. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team GAL Goes Deep

    S2.E2. Case from Hell: Our Dream Team GAL Goes Deep

    Diane and Rick discuss the case with Guardian ad litem, Debra Hale. she talks about the role of the GAL, misconceptions about their jobs, and how a GAL in this case could have made a huge difference for the children.

    Want your friends to listen? Send them to www.CPDilemmas.com/hell2

    To view the Case from Hell timeline details and notes, follow this LINK.

    We’ve created a special Facebook DISCUSSION GROUP to talk about this case since there will be SO much to unpack and analyze! Co-parents AND professionals are welcome.

    Join Diane & Rick LIVE on Monday, November 14th at 6:30 to talk about this case via Zoom.  All you have to do is become a Patreon VIP to gain free access.

    For more info, in-depth information about our show, and a cool merchandise store for co-parents, visit our web site at https://www.CPDilemmas.com/store/

    DON’T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!

    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:


    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaShop for cool NON-Impossible merchandise and purchase something fun! Producing a podcast takes hours of work, so support from our listeners makes us able to keep providing valuable content. Think you might want to start a podcast? Buzzsprout is the best host for all your podcasting needs. 

    Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show

    • 43 min
    S2.E1. The Case from Hell: Introduction and Overview

    S2.E1. The Case from Hell: Introduction and Overview

    Diane and Rick host a special 6-part-series for Season 2 of the podcast, showcasing a real-life and extremely difficult custody case. In this episode, they present the timeline that spans 7 years of court documents, police reports, child protective services involvement, and numerous professionals who sadly do not help the children, as they are literally growing up under the cloud of the court. This episode is the case overview. The following four episodes will feature a different professional each week who analyzes and comments on what went wrong. Want your friends to listen? Send them to www.CPDilemmas.com/hell

    To view the Case from Hell timeline details and notes, follow this LINK.

    We’ve created a special Facebook DISCUSSION GROUP to talk about this case since there will be SO much to unpack and analyze! Co-parents AND professionals are welcome.

    Join Diane & Rick LIVE on Monday, November 14th at 6:30 to talk about this case via Zoom.  All you have to do is become a Patreon VIP to gain free access.

    For more info, in-depth information about our show, and a cool merchandise store for co-parents, visit our web site at https://www.CPDilemmas.com/store/

    DON'T FORGET!
    The print-version of theI Am Non-Impossible journal is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon for a limited-time price of only $9.95 (Kindle version is $2.99). This is a great holiday gift for those in your life who are seeking co-parenting peace. ORDER YOURS NOW!

    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our monthly podcast email to get a sneak peak into upcoming topics!

    Have a co-parent dilemma? Email 1234Dilemma@gmail.com or access us on our  NON-Impossibles Facebook group.

    Our podcast exists because of the support of listeners like you.  Here are ways you can offer your continued support:


    SOBERLINK is an ongoing sponsor of Co-Parent Dilemmas. If you are concerned about substance abuse issues with your co-parent, Soberlink can help. Follow this LINK to get a $50 discount on Soberlink products. To get a special discount on therapy through BetterHelp,  visit www.BetterHelp.com/DilemmaShop for cool NON-Impossible merchandise and purchase something fun! Producing a podcast takes hours of work, so support from our listeners makes us able to keep providing valuable content. Think you might want to start a podcast? Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the show

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Appfreak12345 ,

Robin Graine, Divorce Mediator

Excellent information. Helpful. Presented in a professional yet friendly format. I always learn something new from this podcast … and I do this kind of work for a living! Thanks for your high level content.

acarpenter88 ,

The Holy Grail of Coparenting Podcasts!

I’ve listened to just about every coparenting podcast out there. This one is hands-down the best!Their instruction and advice is easy to follow, common sense, and really effective. Also I love Diane’s voice! She sounds very professional, reassuring, and experienced. So happy I found this!

JT Allen ,

Tough but NEEDED Messages

Diane and Rick do such a great job being very real about really difficult life situations. It’s not always easy to listen, but that’s mostly because what they’re saying is necessary. I appreciate their compassion and empathy as they talk though these topics and offer applicable advice.

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