The Divorce Field Guide is an informational podcast for listeners who are considering, at the outset of, or in the midst of a divorce. We break the topic of divorce down into bite-sized pieces, with the goal of making your divorce process feel more manageable and clear as you go through it. Each episode covers a different topic related to divorce. You can find episode transcripts as well as a free guide to divorce on our website: thedivorcefieldguide.com.
Parenting Rights You Don't Need to Negotiate
There are broad categories of parental rights that you do not need to negotiate for in a divorce, in that they will almost always be included as boilerplate in the custody article of your divorce agreement. Episode 95 takes a look at what subjects these rights touch upon, and what is typically said about them in your agreement.
Naming a Legal Guardian for Your Kids
Should name a legal guardian for your kids in your divorce agreement? And what significance does it have if you decide to do so? All that and more in Episode 94.
Primary Caregivers & Parental Rights
A common question that many parents raise is whether and to what degree having been (or not been) the primary caregiver for their children will impact their parental rights in divorce. Episode 93 explores the impact of primary caregiver status on your custody negotiation, in and out of court.
Big-Ticket Purchases for Kids
In Episode 92, we look at how your divorce agreement can and does - or does not - regulate each parent's spending on their kids, in particular with regrad to big-ticket items, post divorce. We'll look at how to ensure that your co-parent shares certain big-ticket purchases with you, or how to prevent your co-parent from making certain big-ticket purchases without your buy-in and approval.
Health-Related Expenses for Kids
How do parents cover health-related expenses for their kids post divorce? What's covered by the term "health-related expenses" in the first place? And what potentially-sticky topics should you give thought to in advance of negotiating this subject in your divorce?
Health Insurance for Kids
Preserving health insurance coverage for kids is a focus of the divorce process, despite the fact that not much needs to change in kids' health insurance when you divorce. Episode 90 looks at the kid-related health insurance details your divorce agreement will speak to, and how to think through future changes in your kids' insurance.
This is the most helpful divorce podcast. What a public service to let us listen to this expertise for free and no ads! Her voice is calm and soothing and like every topic is discussed. You saved me during my divorce. Thank you!
You saved me a fortune !!!!
I started listening to this podcast when I knew I was going to leave my (ex) husband. I was terrified of the divorce process and didn’t know what to expect so coming across this website was a godsend. I listened to every podcast and so when it was time for me to file, I knew exactly what I was walking into and my level of preparation was so high that my lawyer was astonished. I prepared myself ahead of time by getting all our financial information ready. This was not a case of a woman who didn’t know what was in the account or where all the accounts were. I was prepared for the division of assets, for custody, and for various details I wanted to be sure were outlined in our decree. I say this saved me a fortune because I was so prepared that I didn’t allow my lawyer to lead me down rabbit holes like they tend to do. I knew what I was entitled to, what he was entitled to, and I knew the cost of fighting for anything in the grey area would outweigh the benefit. And so, I was divorced in 61 days and did so for a very reasonable amount. I know this wouldn’t have been the case had I not stumbled into this podcast. So, thank you!
Really helpful and thoughtful
Useful tips for anyone going thinking about or going through a divorce. Episodes are thoughtful and comprehensive, and Ani makes the subject matter easy to follow (and entertaining, even?). A great complement to working with your own lawyer, or a great guide for the DIY’er.