Divorce Mediation: Myths & Facts
Hosted by Philip Mulford, J.D
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Dealing with Divorced Children's Emotional Loss
Divorce has a tremendous emotional impact on children. It forever eliminates the “family entity” as it was known prior to divorce. The foundation of a child’s life is swept away – the assumption that Mom and Dad will always be there to take care of them is now, in the child's mind, in question. We each derve a large measure of our sense of identity from our family entity – that sense of identity is shattered as the family entity breaks apart. This week Philip is joined by Suzy Marta author of Healing the Hurt, Restoring the Hope and founder of Rainbow Inc, the world’s largest organization dedicated to helping our youth cope with loss, to discuss what divorce is really doing to children.
Top 10 Regrettable Divorce Decisions
No doubt about it there are a lot of emotions a spouse will face before, during and after a divorce: anger, resentment, jealousy, frustration, disbelief, hate….. Any one of these can lead a spouse to take regrettable action. This week Philip and his guest Dr. Teddy Tarr, an expert in bereavement and a survivor of divorce, will talk about how to avoid the choices many regret. So if you feel like taking a pair of scissors to you spouse’s favorite shirt, stop. There are other options that, in the long run, will make you feel much better!
Dads & Daughters: Impact of Divorce on These Important Relationships
This week Philip is joined by Dr. Linda Nielsen author of Between Fathers & Daughters to discuss how fathers can develop and maintain their relationship with their daughters despite the roadblock of divorce. If you are a father struggling to reach out to your daughter or a daughter wishing to have a better relationship with your father, this show will give you insight and hope into the how you can beach the gap.
Surfing the Internet for Divorce Information
Is the Internet really a reliable resource for information about divorce? Can it really replace professional advice? And what should you consider when using the Internet as a resource for information about divorce and mediation? This week Philip is joined by Cotter Cunningham CEO of www.divorce360.com one of the top divorce sites on the web to discuss how, when used responsibly, the Internet can provide valuable information.
Insurance Decisions You Need to Make After the Divorce
For many couples one spouse takes on the responsibility of making the insurance decisions. So what happens to the other spouse after the divorce? Often they are overwhelmed and confused about all the necessary decisions they need to make about their insurance needs. This week Philip is joined by Bill Harvey, a top nationwide agent, to discuss the ins and outs of car, home and life insurance. This is a great show for anyone seeking information about how insurance works and what kind of coverage they may need.
Holiday Craziness: A Judge's Perspective
The holidays are a stressful time. No doubt about it. But if you are in the middle of a divorce or in a battle for your child custody the stress of season can only add to this already challenging situation. This week Philip is joined by Judge Dudley Payne, a retired Juvenile and Domestic Relations judge, to talk about what he has seen in his court and offer suggestions about how to avoid the nightmare.
Parental Alienation Syndrome
This week Philip is joined by Dr. Amy Baker, author of Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind, to talk about the very difficult and hurtful situation when one parent alienates the children from the other parent. Alienating parents often feel justified in turning the children against the other parent, but what they don’t realize is the harm they are causing their children. Join Philip and Dr. Baker as they identify the symptoms of parent alienation and give ideas on how the targeted parent can maintain the relationship with their children despite the efforts of the alienating parent.
Do you have a lot of questions about mediation? Think it may work for you but not sure? You are not alone. This week Philip is joined by Lisa Mulford, Vice President of Marketing for Mulford Mediation, to talk about the many questions she hears when people call to inquire about mediation. Remember there is no such thing as a dumb question, so tune in.
The Impact of Divorce on Children: A Pediatrician's Point of View
Divorce puts tremendous amount of stress on a child and too often we overlook it because we want to believe our children are, and will be, “JUST FINE.” We want to believe our kids are resilient and will get through the divorce “JUST FINE.” Who are we kidding? This week Philip is joined by Dr. John Mangoni a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience and author of Avoiding the 15 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make: A Pediatrician’s Perspective, to talk about what he sees as a pediatrician when kids are going through a divorce
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Marriage is hard work; harder than any of us thought. Divorce may sometimes seem like an attractive way out. But is it really? Does divorce solve the problem of not being able to communicate with your spouse? You think you’ll communicate better with your next spouse? Why’s that? Same movie different ending? Who are we fooling – perhaps only ourselves. But we’re real good at it, aren’t we? This week Philip is joined by Jim Duzak, author of Mid-Life Divorce & the Rebirth of Commitment to talk about the options that may offer a better solution to divorce.