52 episodes

Hi, I’m Nikki Parkinson, separation strategist, family law expert, mother of three, and divorcee. I’m also the creator of the Divorce and Separation Hub, a resource to show you how to turn a breakup into a breakthrough. On this podcast, I share my expertise from 25 years working in the family law system and my own personal experiences, together with the incredible insight and honesty of guests who have navigated relationship and marriage breakdown and divorce — not only have they survived, they have thrived. Learn the lingo of a lawyer, discover your worth, find your confidence and, most importantly, embrace all your emotions. The Divorce and Separation Hub is your place to feel safe, to feel seen and to find strength, and discover how the Australian family law system works so you can move through it saving legal fees and your sanity. Plus, we don’t charge by the hour! Tune in.

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Divorce and Separation Nikki Parkinson

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    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

Hi, I’m Nikki Parkinson, separation strategist, family law expert, mother of three, and divorcee. I’m also the creator of the Divorce and Separation Hub, a resource to show you how to turn a breakup into a breakthrough. On this podcast, I share my expertise from 25 years working in the family law system and my own personal experiences, together with the incredible insight and honesty of guests who have navigated relationship and marriage breakdown and divorce — not only have they survived, they have thrived. Learn the lingo of a lawyer, discover your worth, find your confidence and, most importantly, embrace all your emotions. The Divorce and Separation Hub is your place to feel safe, to feel seen and to find strength, and discover how the Australian family law system works so you can move through it saving legal fees and your sanity. Plus, we don’t charge by the hour! Tune in.

Free resources at https://www.divorceandseparationhub.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedivorcehub
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedivorcehub
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedivorcehub

    From Chaos to Confidence: Mel Wilson's Divorce Journey

    From Chaos to Confidence: Mel Wilson's Divorce Journey

    In this episode Nikki Parkinson is joined by Mel Wilson, Journalist, co-host of The Juggling Act and author of Parenting in Progress, to discuss the complexities and personal transformations associated with co-parenting after divorce. Mel opens up about her personal post-separation experiences and shares her emotional journey of parenting post-divorce
    Nikki and Mel chat - 
    Navigating the new norms of parenting post-separation and the immediate challenges of transitioning from a coupled life to single parenthood.  Lessons learned from children amidst the divorce. Redefining the concept of family and personal identity during such transformative periods. Strategies for managing emotional challenges in the early stages of separation. How to change the perceptions and stigmas around divorce. The impact of new relationships on co-parenting dynamics and personal recovery. This episode offers an exploration of the trials and transformations associated with co-parenting after divorce. It underscores the importance of self-care, embracing change, and the positive growth that can arise from navigating through these challenging transitions.
    Divorce and Separation Podcast offers valuable insights and practical tips for individuals navigating the challenges of separation, making it a resourceful guide for those seeking support during this emotional journey.
    Host: Nikki Parkinson, TEDx Speaker, Divorce Doula, Coach and Founder of The Divorce and Separation Hub.
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    Guest: Mel Wilson
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    Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.

    • 36 min
    Beyond the Battle: Reshaping Divorce for Children's Sake with Lawrence and Joni Jones

    Beyond the Battle: Reshaping Divorce for Children's Sake with Lawrence and Joni Jones

    In this episode Nikki Parkinson is joined by Lawrence (Larry) and Joni Jones. Larry is a former amily Court Judge of the Superior Court in New Jersey and Joni a Mental Health Professional and together they have created Point C, an incredible educational resource for anyone navigating divorce and separtion with children.This episode delves into the complexities of divorce, particularly focusing on its impact on children. 
    Nikki, Larry and Joni discuss - 
    The Origin of Point C and the inspiration behind creating Point C. Why all parents need this educational reource. The impact of Divorce on Children. How children are affected by parental conflict during divorce. Signs of distress in children and the importance of positive role modeling. Larry offers his judicial experience, discussing how the legal system handles divorce and the potential benefits of early intervention and educational programs. Co-parenting challenges and effective strategies for effective co-parenting. Tips for managing family dynamics during holidays and significant events in the aftermath of a divorce or separation. The Divorce and Separation Podcast offers valuable insights and practical tips for individuals navigating the challenges of separation, making it a resourceful guide for those seeking support during this emotional journey.
    Host: Nikki Parkinson, TEDx Speaker, Divorce Doula, Coach and Founder of The Divorce and Separation Hub.
    Connect with Nikki Parkinson here
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    Join our Divorce and Separation community HERE.
    Guests: Lawrence and Joni Jones
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    Point C Website
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    Point C Facebook
    Point C Video on YouTube
    Point C on LinkedIn
    Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.

    • 48 min
    A Guys Guide to Divorce with Siobhan Mullins

    A Guys Guide to Divorce with Siobhan Mullins

    In this episode Nikki Parkinson engages in a insightful conversation with family law expert Siobhan Mullins, author of "The Guy's Guide to Separation and Divorce." Siobhan shares her journey as a family lawyer and her shift to supporting couples in preparing separation agreements. The focus of her book, The Guy's Guide to Separation and Divorce, is on aiding men through the emotional and practical challenges of separation.
    Nikki and Siobhan discuss - 
    Debunking the 50/50 myth. Understanding "Best Interests of the Child". Practical Parenting Arrangements. Communication and Co-Parenting. The most common questions asked my men going through separation.  Siobhan's to three tips for men going thorugh separation.  The Divorce and Separation Podcast offers valuable insights and practical tips for individuals navigating the challenges of separation, making it a resourceful guide for those seeking support during this emotional journey.
    Host: Nikki Parkinson, TEDx Speaker, Divorce Doula, Coach and Founder of The Divorce and Separation Hub.
    Connect with Nikki Parkinson here
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    Join our Divorce and Separation community HERE.
    Watch Nikki's TEDx Talk HERE.
    Guest: Siobhan Mullins
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    Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.

    • 18 min
    Finding Your Voice: Mastering Communication in Divorce with Leah Mether

    Finding Your Voice: Mastering Communication in Divorce with Leah Mether

    In this episode Nikki Parkinson, discusses the importance of effective communication during divorce or separation with her guest, Leah Mether. Leah is a communication and soft skills specialist with over 15 years of experience and the author of two books. 
    Do you ever find yourself having to communicate under pressure? Leah walks you through how to steer yourself through the challenge of conflict, personality clashes, and difficult conversations. Both Nikki and Leah emphasise that communication is key to maintaining positive relationships, especially when you are under pressure, like during a separation or a divorce.
    Leah and Nikki dive into - 
    The importance of Communication. Leah shares her professional background in communication and how her personal experience with divorce has shaped her views. Leah's Five C's of Effective Communication. The Biff Method and it's framework. Managing Emotions and Expectations and the importance of self-regulation and setting realistic expectations for communication with an ex-partner. Advice for Challenging Conversations (because we will at some stage all have them!). Host: Nikki Parkinson, TEDx Speaker, Divorce Doula, Coach and Founder of The Divorce and Separation Hub.
    Connect with Nikki Parkinson here
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    Join our Divorce and Separation community HERE.
    Guest: Leah Mether, Communication and Soft Skills Specialist.
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    Buy Leah's books here.
    Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.

    • 35 min
    Navigating De Facto Relationships: Protecting Your Assets and Future

    Navigating De Facto Relationships: Protecting Your Assets and Future

    In this episode, host Nikki Parkinson engages in a candid conversation with Christina Salvo, the CEO and founder of Simple Separation, about de facto relationships. They delve into what constitutes a de facto relationship in the eyes of the family law system.
    Christina clarifies how, legally, de facto relationships are treated and whether they are similar to marriages when it comes to financial settlements, children's arrangements, and child support. They discuss how asset division in de facto relationships is determined based on factors such as relationship duration, contributions, career sacrifices, income disparities, and age differences.
    The importance of protecting assets in de facto relationships is a focal point, and they explain how financial agreements or prenuptial agreements can safeguard individuals. 
    This conversation highlights the importance of initiating the conversation about a financial agreement early in the relationship. Tune in to hear Nikki and Christina'a strategies for approaching this potentially sensitive topic.
    If this episode resonated with you, Nikki invites you to subscribe, leave a five-star review, and share the podcast with others who may benefit from the discussions. 
    Host: Nikki Parkinson, TEDx Speaker, Divorce Doula, Coach and Founder of The Divorce and Separation Hub.
    Connect with Nikki Parkinson here
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    Nikki Parkinson Linkedin
    Join our Divorce and Separation community HERE.
    Watch Nikki's TEDx Talk HERE.
    Guest: Christina Salvo, CEO and Founder of Simple Separation
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    Simple Separation Instagram
    Christina Salvo Linkedin
    Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.

    • 19 min
    Breaking Generational Patterns: Understanding Epigenetics in Divorce and Separation with Johanna Lynn

    Breaking Generational Patterns: Understanding Epigenetics in Divorce and Separation with Johanna Lynn

    In this week's episode, Nikki chats with Johanna Lynn from the Family Imprint Institute. Johanna and Nikki explore the captivating concepts of epigenetics and neuroplasticity and their profound impact on our relationships and parenting. Together, they uncover valuable insights on breaking toxic cycles, recognising patterns, and creating positive change for ourselves and future generations.
    Nikki and Johanna dive into:
    Epigenetics and Neuroplasticity; Understanding Family Patterns:
    The role of epigenetics in shaping our inherited traits. Exploring neuroplasticity and its potential for transformation. Uncovering the influence of family patterns on our relationships. The Three-Generation Geneagram:
    Using the genealogical tool to detect patterns within families. Gaining insights into our own history and pain. Understanding how inherited traits can impact our relationships. Personal Healing and Breaking Toxic Cycles:
    Embracing personal growth to break toxic patterns. Recognising our own contributions to separation and divorce. Healing emotional wounds to rebuild trust in ourselves. Understanding Each Other's History and Pain:
    The power of empathy and compassion in relationships. Exploring the profound impact of understanding our partner's experiences. Creating space for healing and transformation. Learning and Unlearning: Embracing Valuable Lessons:
    The opportunity for growth and self-discovery during separation and divorce. Unlearning harmful behaviors and embracing healthier alternatives. Nurturing personal and relationship development. Taking Care of Ourselves: Navigating Difficult Times:
    The importance of self-care and self-compassion. Strategies for navigating the challenges of separation and divorce. Building resilience and embracing personal well-being. It's an enlighting episode where we explore the healing journey from separation and divorce, through understanding family patterns, addressing emotional wounds, and embracing change, we can create lasting transformations in ourselves and our relationships.
    Remember, by taking care of ourselves, we pave the way for healthier connections and nurture future generations. 
    Host: Nikki Parkinson, TEDx Speaker, Divorce Doula, Coach and Founder of The Divorce and Separation Hub.
    Connect with Nikki Parkinson here
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    Join our Divorce and Separation community HERE.
    Watch Nikki's TEDx Talk HERE.
    Guest: Johanna Lynn
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    Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Elen M ,

Therapeutic

I love listening to this. It reaffirms that it’s normal to have some of the experiences and feelings that I’ve had and am having! Thank you for creating this podcast.

mars_n ,

Not for me

Looking for insights into separation only to find a very narrow perspective intended for non-POC.

asssssiiiiiiaaa ,

Amazing and therapeutic!

This podcast is amazing ! I wish there was more. I’m 25 years old and been married less than a year. Me and my partner started off as really close friends and dated for 1.5 years before we got married. I do wish I heard more insight towards younger people getting divorced without kids, People that go through short term marriage , etc.

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