For Better, Worse, or Divorce is a podcast where we discuss all matters relating to family law. When it comes to family law litigation, your hosts Brian Walters and Jake Gilbreath of Walters Gilbreath, PLLC have a reputation of being fierce and effective. Walters Gilbreath, PLLC represents clients in cases involving a broad range of issues, including high net-worth property litigation, business valuation issues, parental alienation, jury trials, complex property division, and contested custody and possession. For years, our award-winning attorneys have been advocating for the rights of families and we started this podcast to share some tips and insights with our listeners. This podcast does not provide legal advice and because every family and situation are different, you should contact our team of attorneys if you have specific legal questions.If you have suggestions on topics you would like us to cover, or if you are interested in being a guest on the podcast, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode #35: Delivering an Unforgettable Client Experience
The most common complaint we hear from clients who’ve worked with other family law firms is surrounding communication. Communication and transparency are incredibly important as someone navigates through legal matters, and it’s the lawyer's responsibility to make sure the client stays informed throughout the duration of their case. At Walters Gilbreath, PLLC, we over-communicate. Find out more about our approach to delivering an unparalleled client experience in this episode.
Episode #34: Get to Know Jake Gilbreath
Jake Gilbreath is one of the founding and managing partners at Walters Gilbreath, PLLC. Clients and listeners consistently have questions after reading Jake’s bio on our website, so today we're taking a deep dive into Jake's personal and professional life, including Jake’s personal experience with divorce.
Episode #33: Podcast Relaunch Get to Know Brian Walters
It’s the official relaunch of our new and improved family law podcast! Our listeners can expect more guest interviews, listener-inspired discussions, and series on the most interesting/most requested topics.
In today’s episode, we’re taking a deep dive into one of the founding and managing partners, Brian Walters, personal and professional life, including Brian’s personal experience with divorce. Clients and listeners consistently have questions after reading Brian’s bio on our website. So today we are pulling back the curtain so you can learn just who Brian Walters is.
Episode #32: Managing a Law Firm during a Pandemic
In this episode, Ross interviews three excellent lawyers from various states and talks about managing a law firm during a pandemic. They shared concrete examples of how it is in their workspace and their efforts to extend as much help as possible to both their employees and clients.
They also covered:
A more challenging marketBringing in an in-house health care practitionerImportance of mental healthBuilding new office cultureFinding something better to offer peopleHaving smaller yet more dynamic meetingsTalking about families, travels, and petsAn inventory of well-beingThe challenge of training new peopleDuring these trying times, knowing that you're not alone in the struggle makes a huge difference in the quality of life of people. Addressing client pain points became more evident necessary with the new normal.
Episode #31: High-Conflict Divorce Coaching (feat. Veronica york)
In this episode, Jake is with Veronica, a high-conflict divorce coach, and they talk about preparing for divorce in a moral, emotional, and mental approach. She tells us how most moms and dads who go through a separation with a high-conflict individual could feel very isolated and even ostracized. Having someone to talk to and process their emotions and thoughts is what Veronica does.
They also covered:
The feeling of isolationHaving someone to call for 24/7The effect of divorce on familiesNarcissistic abuseThe stressful cycle of dealing with legal validationsFalse accusations and justifying abuseBreeding apprehension and fearAlienation and expert testimonyVeronica reminds us about the importance of being divorce clients, not only legally but emotionally as well.
Episode #30: Managing Interstate Divorce (feat. Billie Tarrascio)
In this episode, Billie is a divorce lawyer based in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, and they talk about managing interstate divorce. They also exchanged insights regarding the various jurisdictions on child support, spousal maintenance, alimonies, and properties.
They also covered:
Who talks to who first?Jurisdiction over the kids between StatesDividing assets between partiesThe concept of community propertyAlimonies in Arizona vs. in TexasWhat is a "good amount" of properties/assets split and maintenance Child support and spousal maintenanceDivorce from an economic standpointAccess to phones and relevant messagesAdultery as a ground for divorceDivorce can carry a lot of diverse provisions, depending on the state where you filed the motion. That's why every divorce should be analyzed from a case-to-case basis and knowing how and where to maximize the claims is crucial to the overall outcome of the separation for each individual involved.
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Excellent Podcast and Fine Attorneys
I found this podcast during a search for Texas Family Law. I’ve listened to every episode multiple times. I wanted to tell y’all how grateful I am to you since you’ve made me a far better informed parent and made me realize what a good Family Law Attorney sounds/behaves like. I appreciate the breadth of experience you bring to the show and I look forward to many more! Bravo, gentlemen!