The Amicable Divorce Expert Podcast

a podcast devoted to amicable divorces

The Good Karma Divorce with Judge Michele F. Lawrence.

Judge Michele will discuss why she wrote the book and how she, as a former Family Law Judge, could see how divorce litigants could have a completely different, and more positive, divorce experience if they could follow another path towards divorce, a path rooted in acceptance, understanding, empathy, compassion, and forgiveness, while using divorce to reframe and change their lives for a better outcome than they could have ever imagined.

Celebrity Divorces of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates w/Attorney Matthew Smurda

Matthew Smurda detail the divorces of the two richest men in the world, who both live in Washington State yet with two very different stories. Bezos was extremely amicable and over expeditiously, while the Gates divorce continues to tell a very different story of discord between Bill and Melinda. Listen to Attorney Smurda discuss the extra considerations that titans of commerce and industry must consider while going through the same processes of dividing assets and debts just like us.

Divorce Happens FOR You Not To You with Mike DiCioccio, Entrepreneur

Mike’s divorce was the turning point in his personal life that he used to create the business life that has given him the greatest happiness so far in his career and earning potential. Mike used divorce as the impetus to revise his entire life into that which reflects who he is without compromise. He shares this experience with you today.

Are You Committing Financial Infidelity? with Drs. Megan McCoy and Alex Melkumian

Finances are the #1 reason why people divorce, including hiding money, hoarding money, spending money without your spouse knowing it, and the inability to consistently earn money. Financial Infidelity is the betrayal of your relationship with money to your spouse. With this episode you can turn your relationship with money into a positive experience that can be shared with your current or next spouse.

Unconditional Forgiveness: Lemons into Love from a Child of Divorce with Kamie Lehmann

Kamie was virtually left  to raise herself at 5 years old when her parents divorced. Her siblings weren’t much older than her at the time. Listen to how Kamie nursed her estranged father to his death years later when no one else would or could. This is a most inspiring story of Unconditional Forgiveness.

Celebrity Divorces with Attorney Matthew Smurda: Brad & Angelina

Child Custody will be discussed using Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as examples of multiple children in a marriage, some biologically connected to the spouses, and some who existed before the marriage and only to one spouse.  What can be the options for child custody and child support if the non-biological children of one spouse have not be officially adopted by the other spouse, yet were raised by the non-biological spouse? This is the case in many divorces and can present a conundrum of decisions when filing for the divorce, and creating settlement agreements for custody and support.

Are You Biologically Designed for Lasting Relationships?” with Anastasia Makhanova, Ph.D. Social Psychologist

Did you know that your chromosomal make-up can be one of the determining factors in your ability to have lasting relationships. Anastasia will share her research with 71 newlywed couples in how their chromosomes influenced the key emotions for healthy, long-lasting marriages: Gratitude, Trust, Forgiveness.

Life (and Divorce) Happen FOR You, Not To You

In this episode we take this quote from Tony Robbins, motivational speaker and life & business coach, to show how we can apply this concept to divorce.  Divorce happens FOR us, not to us.  Using this concept we keep us from being victims, will help us propel our lives forward, and reach our potential and levels of fulfillment that we once only dreamed of. Life and Divorce happen FOR us not to us.

Are You Living in Fear?

In this episode we will dissect what fear is and how it expresses itself in divorce. We will also look at common examples of fear in divorce and how to handle those fears as they surface, along with real life stories of the fear other couples are facing and why.

Celebrity Divorces and You with Attorney Matthew Smurda

Explores the aspects of Kim and Kanye’s divorce, and Dr. Dre and Nicole’s divorce.  Although the numbers are bigger the issues and the law are all the same.  Listen to Matthew break down the division of assets and debts, spousal support, and custody & co-parenting in so far as they affect our notable celebrities and our divorces, too. It’s an interesting backdrop to learn about the components of a divorce filing.