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If you are facing a break up, divorce or any other significant life change then the Divorce & Beyond Podcast is what you have been looking for! Nationally recognized family law and divorce mediation attorney, Susan Guthrie, shares her 30 years of experience in the field to help you navigate the choppy waters of change and to thrive and grow into your new future. Susan and her guest Experts share their experience and expertise to provide you with the advice and insider knowledge that others pay thousands of dollars for and provide you with all you need to know to get through this difficult time an on to your new life BEYOND!

The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq‪.‬ Susan Guthrie, Esq.

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If you are facing a break up, divorce or any other significant life change then the Divorce & Beyond Podcast is what you have been looking for! Nationally recognized family law and divorce mediation attorney, Susan Guthrie, shares her 30 years of experience in the field to help you navigate the choppy waters of change and to thrive and grow into your new future. Susan and her guest Experts share their experience and expertise to provide you with the advice and insider knowledge that others pay thousands of dollars for and provide you with all you need to know to get through this difficult time an on to your new life BEYOND!

    Divorce? What Do I Do? The Divorce Course of Course! with Kate Anthony on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #198

    Divorce? What Do I Do? The Divorce Course of Course! with Kate Anthony on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #198

    This week host Susan Guthrie talks with the amazing Kate Anthony, Host of The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast, who is here to help you with a comprehensive program she has developed to be your one-stop educational resource for your divorce that incorporates your favorite guest experts, like Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, Attorney Eric Broder, Dating Expert Bela Gandhi and many more!  Susan will be participating as well and The Divorce Course will be the place where you can come to not only learn what you need to know about divorce, but to also do the work you need to do to get through the process!


    In today's episode you will get a sneak peek from Kate with some sage advice from her in the areas of her expertise:


    Communication during and after divorce, including some important tips for telling your spouse it is coming;

    Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries - how to set them and how to keep them; and 

    The importance of understanding what is and what is NOT your f'ing job!


    Kate is the master communicator and as one of the top divorce coaches and experts in the country, she know how important it is that you have access to the best information from experts who have the knowledge you need and the skill needed to make it as accessible as possible for you.  The Divorce Course, coming at the beginning of October, 2021, will be everything you need to survive your divorce, and more!


    You can sign up for advance notice of The Divorce Course availability at www.kateanthony.com


    About this week's special guest:


    KATE ANTHONY:


    Kate Anthony is the host of the critically acclaimed podcast The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work.

    Kate empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans set on a solid foundation, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all their decisions.

    In addition to her online programs, Kate works privately with clients all over the world.

    Kate lives in Los Angeles with her teenage son (whom she lovingly co-parents with her ex-husband), their two dogs, and a handful of fish.


    Find out more about The Divorce Course, The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and Kate's Coaching Services at www.kateanthony.com


    Follow Kate on Social: 


    Instagram:  https://www.instagram/thedivorcesurvivalguide


    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/yourdivorcesurvivalguide


    Listen to Kate's other Divorce & Beyond episodes:


    "Is it Time to Say Goodbye or Time to Say 'Let's Try?'"


    "Alimony: Why You Want It and Why It's Not All That Part Two"


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    MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST:


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renownded as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  


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    The FYI on DIY Divorce from the Founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #197

    The FYI on DIY Divorce from the Founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #197

    This week host, Susan Guthrie, is joined by the woman who is changing the divorce process for couples and families forever!  Erin Levine, Founder and CEO of legal tech phenom, HelloDivorce is here to give you the FYI on DIY Divorce!


    The statistics on traditional litigated divorces are staggering:


    Recent national statistics suggest that a majority of divorce and separation cases (72%) involve at least one self-represented party.

    Divorces that go to trial on two or more issues cost, on average, $23,300.

    The average hourly rate for a divorce attorney is $270.

    The average total cost of legal fees was $11,300 per spouse when a full-scope divorce attorney was involved.

    Divorces take, on average, between 12 and 18 months to finalize.


    Is it any wonder that most people going through divorce do not want to, or cannot afford to, hire attorneys?  In fact, there are a number of reasons why people choose a more Do It Yourself approach to the process and this week's guest, the Founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, Erin Levine, is here to give you the FYI on DIY Divorce so that you can take charge of the process yourself and know when and where to go if you need help! Erin is the leading expert on elawyering and online divorce in the country and she and Hello Divorce are here to support you as you face the legalities, and myriad other details, of divorce.  


    About this week's special guest:


    ERIN LEVINE:
    Erin’s innovative, disruptive approach to how Americans interact with the law make her both a loved and feared force in the legal world. With her groundbreaking divorce navigator platform, she’s revolutionizing the broken divorce process, making it affordable and available to everyone. Erin’s access to justice work has been recognized by the legal industry and beyond, with awards and recognition from the likes of Women Founders Network, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the American Bar Association. And though she’s been a sought-after family law attorney for more than 16 years, she vows to never practice law again.


    Find out more about Hello Divorce at www.hellodivorce.com


    Follow Hello Divorce on Social: 


    Instagram:  https://www.instagram/hellodivorce


    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hellodivorce


    Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/hellodivorce


    Visit the website:  www.hellodivorce.com


    Book a FREE 15 minute consultation with Hello Divorce:  https://hellodivorce.com/our-process/book-your-15-minute-strategy-call/


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    MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST:


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renownded as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  


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    Most importantly, it allows you

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    You Don't Know What You Don't Know But The exExperts DO with Jessica Klingbaum and T.H. Irwin on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #196

    You Don't Know What You Don't Know But The exExperts DO with Jessica Klingbaum and T.H. Irwin on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #196

    The Awesome Women of exExperts, T.H. Irwin and Jessica Klingbaum, join Host, Susan Guthrie this week to share their collective thoughts and wisdom on divorce because as they say, "they've been there so they get it!"


    For so many people the divorce process is like a firehose of information that is just overwhelming and confusing.  It is a rush of information to learn, decisions to be made and emotions to be managed and you have no way of knowing who or what to believe or listen to.  My guests this week, T.H. Irwin and Jessica Klingbaum, get it.  They really do, because they have been there (boy, have they been there) and they want to pay it forward by helping you.  This episode is the onramp to express lane on the highway that is divorce so hit play and take charge of your journey now!


    T.H. and Jessica also share the details on their personal and intertwined divorce journeys and let me just say, after 30 plus years as a divorce attorney, I thought I had heard it all - I HAD NOT! 


    Tune in to hear their story and to find out what the "it" of divorce is!


    About this week's special guests:


    ABOUT JESSICA
    Jessica Klingbaum holds a BA from Brandeis University and a Masters in Broadcast Journalism from New York University. She is an Emmy-nominated former TV producer for national networks, including CBS, FOX, and CNBC. She co-founded exEXPERTS in 2020 with a mission to educate, support, and empower women like herself who have been affected by divorce. 
     
    Originally from Cherry Hill, NJ, Jessica has called NYC her home for more than twenty years and currently resides in the West Village with her two children. She is an eternal optimist who loves fashion, gummy bears, and spending quality time with friends and family.
     
    ABOUT T.H.
    T.H. Irwin began her career at a boutique market research firm in NYC and after earning her Masters Degree in Marketing from Fordham Graduate School of Business, she went to advance her career at Arthur Andersen Consulting. After her separation, she pivoted and discovered her talent for creating community-driven media events. In her role as Director of Experiential Events for USA Today, she scaled hyper-local, original events to a national level. In 2020 she co-founded exEXPERTS, a free online resource to help women of all ages navigate their divorce - a community she wishes she'd had during her own divorce journey more than a decade ago.
     
    She loves adventure and the outdoors which she proved on a Kilimanjaro climb, her non-profit work with organizations like the Center for Hope & Safety and United Breast Cancer Foundation, and nurturing her mind and body on a daily basis. She lives in Bergen County with her amazing boyfriend, children and dog Daisy.


    Find out more about exExperts at www.exexperts.com!


    Listen to Divorce, etc. with Jessica and T.H. here:  https://exexperts.com/thepodcast/


    Follow exExperts on Social: 


    https://www.facebook.com/exExperts


    https://www.instagram.com/exEXPERTS/


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZhug0U2OaOzQvgjiU4n8Vg


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    MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST:


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renownded as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy w

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    Essential Lessons We Can Learn From #FreeBritney with Celebrity Attorney, Christopher Melcher on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #195

    Essential Lessons We Can Learn From #FreeBritney with Celebrity Attorney, Christopher Melcher on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast #195

    Celeb Divorce Attorney, Christopher Melcher, joins Host, Susan Guthrie this week to discuss the ongoing courtroom and personal drama that is unfolding in the Britney Spears Conservatorship matter.


    From her public "melt-down" to the current courtroom drama, the world has watched the ongoing drama of Britney Spears' legal issues with fascination for 13 years.  As the current legal challenges to her father's ongoing role as her conservator in the face of allegations of gross abuse of that position, the media reports are a constant barrage of information and mis-information.  This week's guest, Attorney Christopher Melcher, has done the homework and is here to give an accurate legal view of the many failings of the court system and those who took advantage of the very person the system was supposed to protect, Britney Spears.


    This is a fascinating look behind the scenes of #FreeBritney Movement and a cautionary tale of the havoc that greed and incompetence can wreak in the lives of the vulnerable.


    More about this week's special guest: Christopher Melzer, Esq.


    A-list celebrities, executives, trust beneficiaries and tech company founders across California turn to Christopher for assistance protecting their most valuable assets in high stakes divorces. With deep experience in complex family law litigation and premarital agreements, he provides tactical representation in the most challenging family law disputes. He understands the need to keep sensitive family matters private, having represented noteworthy clients in the largest divorce cases in California. Frequently, he is hired by other family lawyers as a consultant, expert, or co-counsel on significant divorce cases in California.


    You can contact Christopher and find out more about him at www.walzermelcher.com


    Check out Christopher's YouTube Channel for more insights into celebrity divorce news:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QZfGKdU4C4


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    MEET OUR CREATOR AND HOST:


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond® Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renownded as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  


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    The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Ex is Being a Jerk and What to Do About It with Divorced Girl Smiling, Jackie Pilossoph #194

    The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Ex is Being a Jerk and What to Do About It with Divorced Girl Smiling, Jackie Pilossoph #194

    This week on The Divorce & Beyond® Podcast, Jackie Pilossoph, Founder of Divorced Girl Smiling, chats with with Host, Susan Guthrie® about the top 8 reasons that your ex is being such a jerk and what you can do to deal with it!


    One of the most perplexing parts of getting divorced can be the complete change in personality that your ex seems to undergo during the process.  That person that promised to love you and who was your partner in life and parenting suddenly becomes the biggest jerk on the planet.  Why?  How?  What to do?


    As we always say, knowledge is power so in this episode, Jackie Pilossoph, founder of Divorced Girl Smiling, shares with you the top 8 reasons why your ex is behaving so poorly.  Your insight into the underpinnings of their nastiness can help you to reduce, circumvent or at least understand their actions and that, in turn, will help you to transcend the conflict and move your divorce forward!


    More information About This Week's Special Guest:  Jackie Pilossoph


    Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and editor-in-chief of Divorced Girl Smiling, a website, podcast and app. Jackie, who went through a divorce several years ago, is a former TV and newspaper journalist who spent 8 years writing her syndicated weekly column, Love Essentially for the Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune.


    Contact Jackie Pilossoph:


    W: www.divorcedgirlsmiling.com


    Instagram: @divorced_girl_smiling


    Facebook:  @divorcedgirlsmiling


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    MEET THE CREATOR AND HOST OF DIVORCE & BEYOND®


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ. is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renowned as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  


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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!





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    Looking for a Shark, Bulldog or Barracuda? How to Find the Right Attorney for Your Divorce with Family Law Attorney, Lauren Hunt on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #193

    Looking for a Shark, Bulldog or Barracuda? How to Find the Right Attorney for Your Divorce with Family Law Attorney, Lauren Hunt on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #193

    This week on The Divorce & Beyond® Podcast, Leading Family Law Attorney, Lauren Hunt visits to discuss with Host, Susan Guthrie® everything you need to know to pick the right attorney for your divorce case!


    There are few decisions in divorce as important as choosing your attorney who will be your guide, advisor and advocate through the process.  The common knee jerk reaction is to search far and wide for the "shark, bulldog or barracuda" attorney.  We think we need the biggest, baddest lawyer out there to protect us, but is this true?  Is a down and dirty fighter what we truly want and need?  Attorney Lauren Hunt joins Susan to talk about what you should be looking for in choosing your attorney.  Lauren covers topics such as:


    What questions to ask a prospective attorney;

    Where to find the best attorney prospects;

    How to read those Google and Yelp reviews;

    What the MOST important quality in a divorce attorney is that you should be searching for;

    What to do if you hired the wrong attorney;


    AND MUCH MORE!


    Before you run out and hire that shark be sure to listen to this episode - it will save you a lot of time, money and heartache!


    Get Lauren's FREE DIVORCE GUIDE for Listeners of Divorce & Beyond®  https://mailchi.mp/laurenhuntesq/divorce-guide


    More information About This Week's Special Guest:  Lauren Hunt


    Lauren is an Attorney / Mediator in New York State and has practiced exclusively in the field of Family / Matrimonial Law for over a decade. As a child of divorce, she intimately understands how divorce impacts a family and works hard to mitigate those impacts. She has been named to the Super Lawyers list from 2014-2021 and has received several other awards in recognition of her professionalism and advocacy in the areas of Family and Matrimonial Law. She is very involved in her local community where you can find her sitting on a variety of committees or volunteering her time for a local dog rescue. 



    Her greatest treasure in life, though, is her family. In her downtime, she can be found exploring a new hiking trail with her husband and son, cooking up big Sunday breakfasts, and dancing to “Baby Shark” for the millionth time with her son – Jack. 


    Contact Lauren Hunt:  


    W:  www.laurenhuntesq.com


    E:  lauren@laurenhuntesq.com


    Instagram: @laurenhuntesq


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    MEET THE CREATOR AND HOST OF DIVORCE & BEYOND®


    SUSAN GUTHRIE®, ESQ. is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  Susan is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way® which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes. 


    Internationally renownded as one of the leading experts in online mediation, Susan created her Learn to Mediate Online® program and has trained more than 18,000 professionals in how to transition their practice online.  Susan recently partnered with legal and mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten to create the Mosten Guthrie Academy which provides gold standard, fully online training for mediation and collaborative professionals at all stages of their career.  


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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!





    DTOUR.LIFE 


    dtour.life is an easy to navigate system that finally brings much needed technology to an inefficient system. Spouses and family law professionals can now collect the endless data, manage the piles of documents, explore various settlements, detail budgets and most importantly, collaborate with the entire team with a single click. And we built this from the ground up with industry best practices and the most advanced security and encryption technology available.  Be sure to check

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Liz Hill 73 ,

Superior podcast

Divorce and Beyond is an informative and engaging regardless of your situation. Susan and her expert guests share insights and meaningful information in way that is engaging as well as easy to process and understand. Thank you Susan for being a beacon on divorce and life changes.

Club deco ,

Please slow down

Talking way to fast! It’s difficult to listen to these podcasts because the host and guests talk at warp speed

Traceur27 ,

The podcast you need if you are getting divorced!

Susan was great on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast and she keeps it going here! This show is a mix of helpful attorney info with amazing guests. Check it out!

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