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Episode 97 - Top Ten Things Kids Wish They Could Tell Their Divorced Parents with Jay and Tammy Daughtry

Co-parenting both during and after a divorce is hard work. Sometimes, it is easier to just let loose how you really feel, rather than continuing to maintain civility. Other times, parents feel 'obli...
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Episode 96 - 2nd Annual Halloween Special

Just because what we do is very serious business doesn't mean we can't have fun sometimes. For the second year in a row, we put on our annual Halloween Special, where we take classic monsters and pla...
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Episode 95 - Top Divorce and Family Law Mistakes You Can Make

Going through a contested divorce can be one of the most emotionally traumatic things anyone goes through. Doing the right thing in the middle of the chaos quickly becomes one of the toughest challen...
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Episode 94 - 2018 Changes in Georgia Child Support Law

In July of 2018, the changes to the Georgia Child Support Guidelines went into effect. In addition, September of 2018 marked the month that Georgia did away with their Microsoft Excel Child Support C...
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Episode 93 - How to Reduce Holiday Stress Using 5 Simple Concepts

The holidays can be a stressful time for an intact family. For those families struggling with a divorce, however, it can be much worse. Fortunately, there are things that you can do that will help r...
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Episode 92 - 7 Things to Consider BEFORE Attempting a DIY Divorce

On the surface, divorce can appear simple. But, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. As a result, so many people get themselves into horrible situations when they try to handle their div...
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Episode 91 - Taking Your Marriage to the Next Level Part 2: Practicing Healthy Communication

Many have heard that communication is the key to a successful marriage. If that is the case, why do so many marriages struggle with communication? Sometimes, it is merely because they have not work...
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Episode 90 - Taking Your Marriage to the Next Level: 10 Things You Can Start Doing Today

There are a couple silver linings to practicing divorce law. First, we are sometimes given the chance to save a marriage on the brink of a divorce. Second, we are able to learn from these unfortunat...
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Episode 89 - 10 Things You Should Know BEFORE Meeting with a Guardian ad Litem

A Guardian ad Litem is often appointed by Judges in cases involving contested custody of children. They are appointed to assist the Judge in determining what is in the best interest of the children. ...
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Episode 88 - What Kind of Legal Trouble Can Your Kids Get Into Without Even Knowing It?

With the rapid advancements in technology and the nature of today's zero tolerance policies, our teenagers face legal challenges that we never knew could exist 20 years ago. What our kids may conside...
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Episode 87 - Question and Answer Show

Every so many episodes, we like to take people's specific questions and answer them on air. This week, we tackled questions involving getting out of settlement agreements; grandparent rights; annulme...
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Episode 86 - Private Investigators - What They Can and Cannot Do with Jason Lanyon

If you ever see this guy in your rear view mirror, immediately check yourself into the hospital because there is probably something wrong with you. We are just kidding. The reason that Jason's face ...
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Episode 85 - Probate Myths and How to Avoid Probate Nightmares with Probate Attorney Erik Broel

Had a great show with Erik Broel from the Georgia Probate Law Group to discuss probate myths and how to avoid probate nightmares. There are many common misconceptions about wills and what happens to s...
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Episode 84 - Latest Research on Co-Parenting with Diane Dierks

In this episode, Diane Dierks comes back on the show to discuss some resent research about co-parenting that she obtained from a conference she attended. The Association of Family and Conciliation Co...
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Episode 83 - Things That You Should NOT Do After Your Divorce.

Many people feel a sense of freedom after their divorce has been granted. Unfortunately, this sense of freedom can get them in financial trouble or back in Court, especially if the divorce involved c...
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Episode 82 - What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and How Can They Help You?

In recent years, more professionals have come on the scene to help people work through the painful divorce process. Certified Divorce Financial Analysts are a relatively new example of this. In this...
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Episode 81 - Things That Will Set Off Fireworks in Your Divorce

The 4th of July fireworks are always fun to watch, but fireworks in your divorce . . . not so much. Tune in to learn which behaviors to avoid so that your divorce does not turn from a 3 month, $3,500...
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Episode 80 - Top 12 Things to Take Care of After You Are Divorced

After a large portion of your personal time has been taken up by a long divorce process, the last thing people want to do after their divorce is to continue working on paperwork at home. We understan...
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Episode 79 - Custody Arrangements for Pets? and other Personal Property Issues In a Divorce

The struggle with dealing with pets and other personal property in a divorce is the cost-benefit analysis. Often it is not fiscally wise to spend hard earned money on attorney fees when you can repla...
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Episode 78 - What's an Emergency in the Court's Eyes?

When you are in the middle of a divorce or similar family law matter, everything can feel like an emergency. Emotion takes over and you feel the need for immediate relief from the Court system. As a...
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Episode 77 - When Is $20,000 Per Month in Child Support Not Enough? Celebrity Child Support Cases

Most people would be jumping for joy if they received $20,000 per month tax free for child support, but not Kevin Federline. Kevin is the former husband to Britney Spears and he has recently asserted...
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Episode 76 - Lessons from Other's Family Law Challenges

In this Episode, Leh Meriwether and Todd Orston take a series of family law questions and answer them one at a time. They also try to gleam learning lessons from some of the situations that people fo...
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Episode 75- How to Prepare for a Temporary Hearing

06/22/2018 5:00 pm

This Episode is the second part to our 2 part show on Temporary Hearings. This episode gets into the practical aspects of the actual preparation for a Temporary Hearing. By getting properly prepared...
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Episode 74 - What to Expect at a Temporary Hearing

Over the years, we have found that temporary hearings occur more often than final hearings, at least in divorce cases. They are limited in nature and are really designed to keep the peace and/or stat...
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Episode 73 - Unique Financial Issues in High Asset Divorces

While the laws surrounding divorce apply whether your income is minimum wage or tens of thousands of dollars per month, cases involving high income earners or large assets present their own challenges...
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Episode 72 - Digital Dangers with Cabot Howell – Is Anything Private Anymore?

Did you know that many devices today have virtual assistants that are constantly listening to you? Did you know that your private conversations are not only being used to drive marketing but also cou...
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Episode 71 - Digital Dangers with Cabot Howell - How Secure is My Digital Information?

At Meriwether & Tharp, protecting our client's information is paramount. But, we cannot protect the information before it gets to us. There have been cases where a criminal or opposing party obtaine...
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Episode 70 - Understanding Sexual Addiction with Roy Blankenship

We have seen many divorces caused by what one spouse refers to as sexual addiction. But do psychologists even recognize sexual addiction as a mental disorder? How can a sexual addiction or an addicti...
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Episode 69 - Can Social Media Equal Legal Suicide in a Divorce?

According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 80% of family law attorneys use social media as evidence in their divorce and family law cases. Many people are shocked and just how much inf...
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Episode 68 - 20 Crazy Ways People Try to Hide Assets in a Divorce

They say that truth is often stranger than fiction. At Meriwether and Tharp, we can definitely confirm that statement. With over 250 years of combined legal experience, we have seen our share of str...
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Episode 67 - 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life - An Interview with Bill Eddy

In this show, Leh and Todd had the honor of interviewing Bill Eddy, LCSW, JD., about his new book "5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and ...
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Episode 66 - 5 Things That Can Block, Stop or Reduce an Alimony Obligation

As a general rule, there are five things that can block, stop, or reduce an alimony obligation in Georgia. In this show, Leh and Todd break down what those things are and how they impact a case here ...
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Episode 65 - What Will Happen To Alimony When It Can No Longer Be Deducted?

In 2018, US Tax Code went through some major revisions. One of the things changed was the ability to deduct alimony payments from your taxes. The change does not go into affect until after December ...
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Episode 63 - Exploring Tough Child Custody Situations and How to Handle Them, Part 1

In this show, we answer a wide range of custody questions from folks that were dealing with tough situations. Many of them were not your typical questions and involved stressful challenges for the qu...
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Episode 62 - Can a Father Really Win Custody?

In this show, we discuss this question and provide a little context to the question. We cover a little legal history and explain how the area of child custody has been evolving over the years. We br...
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Episode 61 - What You Need To Know About Testifying in Court

In most cases, you only have one chance to make a first impression. In the Courtroom, your only chance to make a first impression is also usually the only time you will have to present your evidence....
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Episode 60 - 10 Things You Should Do Before You Testify in Court

For most, the mention of having to testify in Court creates a high level of anxiety. Regardless of whether you are a party or simply a witness, the anticipation of testifying in a Courtroom keep you ...
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Episode 59 - Understanding the Divorce Process and Why It Can Take So Long - Part 3

In our last episode on the Divorce Process, we take you through the end of the divorce process and discuss some of the most common hurdles that draw out a divorce. We finish our discussion of discove...
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Episode 58 - Understanding the Divorce Process and Why It Can Take So Long - Part 2

In Episode 58, we pick up from where we left off in Episode 57. We continue our discussion on some of the most common delays that people may encounter and how it expands the overall length of a case....
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Episode 57 - Understanding the Divorce Process and Why It Can Take So Long - Part 1

One of the biggest complaints we get from even our happiest clients is the length of the divorce process. And they are not alone. As attorneys, it is also one of our biggest struggles with the legal...
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Episode 56 - Communication Pitfalls in a Divorce

Divorce puts two parents at odds with each other. Even in the best of situations, communication in a divorce can quickly breakdown. In this show, Leh and Todd break down what is going on and how qu...
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Episode 55 - The Five Love Languages - An Interview with Dr. Gary Chapman

Over the years, we have seen marriages break down for no apparent cause. One or both of the spouses simply said that they were no longer 'in love' with their other. Fortunately, this does not have t...
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Episode 54 - Things You Should Consider When Hiring a Divorce or Family Law Lawyer

Hiring the right lawyer for you in your situation is a critical decision. Often however, people do not know what to look for to make sure the lawyer they are interviewing is right for them. In this ...
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Episode 53 - Prioritizing Your Divorce - Why You Should and How to Do It

Despite all the latest and greatest inventions, our lives feel busier than ever. Unfortunately, going through a divorce only adds more to do items to your list. A serious problem arises, however, wh...
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Episode 52 - The Advantage of Owning Your Part of the Divorce and How it Can Set You on the Right Path

It is human nature to pass the blame onto someone else. On the other hand, it is extremely difficult to accept your part in the breakdown of a marriage, especially when it really was mostly the other...
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Episode 51 - An Interview with Audrey Silcox about her online Divorce Tool Box

Audrey Silcox is the creator of Divorce Tool Box. Audrey is a counselor, Certified Divorce and Family Mediator, and divorce educator who has worked with divorcing couples since 1996. We interviewed...
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Episode 50 - How to Tell Your Kids You Are Getting a Divorce with Dr. Drutman

In order to help parents break the news of divorce to their children, we brought on air Dr. Howard Drutman, a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Chil...
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Episode 49 - Breaking the News to Your Spouse with Counselor Tim Bouman

03/13/2018 5:00 pm

Many times what should be a relatively simple divorce turns into an all out battle that costs tens of thousands of dollars. There things that you can do, however, that will set you up for success. A...
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Episode 48 – Planning Your Exit Strategy

03/13/2018 4:00 pm

If you have reached a point where divorce appears inevitable, one of the best ways to cope with this difficult life transition is planning. There is a way to develop an exit strategy that will set yo...
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Episode 98 - How to Deal with Lottery Winnings, Inheritances, Personal Injury Awards in a Divorce?

At least once a year, we see a case where a party to a divorce recently received a large sum of money that was not the result of any marital efforts. Unfortunately, this can become the triggering poi...
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