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Guest Appearances on Podcasts

Judy Talks - A Podcast

Episode 18: Financial Fears and Feeling Fine – Judy Talks with Catherine and Karen from My Divorce Solution

Michelle Dempsey - Mom’s Moving On
The ABC’s of Getting Your Finances in Order for Divorce; with Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution
WTF Divorce

#Divorce 56: One tip to save money in your divorce

Radical Stepmoms Podcast with Christina

Season 5: Episode 5: Reflecting back on your stepmom journey, with Guest Catherine

Kate Anthony - The Divorce Survival Guide Podcas

by Financial Clarity and Your Divorce with Karen and Catherine, Founders of My Divorce Solution

Kate Anthony - The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

Financial Clarity and Your Divorce with Karen and Catherine, Founders of My Divorce Solution

exEXPERTS - Divorce etc.

Financial Landmines To Look For During Divorce S2, Ep. 22

Susan Guthrie - Divorce and Beyond

Your Favorite Guest Experts Share Their Most Memorable Divorce Cases Part One

Evan Schein - Schein on Divorce

A Data-Driven Divorce Solution

Tracy Malone - Narcissist Abuse Support

Divorce financial affidavit- don’t make these mistakes – Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan

How to be Financially Prepared for Mediation

by Melissa Gragg/Karen Chellew

How to be Financially Prepared for Mediation

Hi Welcome to MediatorPodcast.com – A podcast and video series about mediation, negotiation and collaboration. My name is Melissa Gragg, I provide online valuation, divorce and mediation services in St. Louis, Missouri.

In this week’s episode we will discuss How to be Financially Prepared for Mediation with Karen Chellew.

For over 30 years, Karen has worked in the legal field as a paralegal and business manager. She is an affiliate member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Committee, and a certified QDRO Administrator. The My Divorce Solution team includes a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) to develop your financial portrait, the document containing the financial data any couple would need to make clear financial decisions for their future. As a Legal Liaison and QDRO Administrator, she helps support your legal team and facilitate connections with critical resources.

Welcome Karen!

  1. What are five ways to be financially prepared for mediation?
  2. Access – what do you have and what documents are missing?
  3. What are the components of your marital estate?
  4. How are the financial components handled in court?
  5. Do you know your options?
  6. Do you know where you can and/or want to compromise?
  7. What is a QDRO or Qualified Domestic Relations Order?
  8. How does a couple work with you? Or attorney or mediator?

Melissa Gragg
CVA, MAFF, CDFA
Expert testimony for financial and valuation issues
www.BridgeValuation.com
Cell: (314) 541-8163
Bridge Valuation Partners, LLC
melissa@bridgevaluation.com
www.valuationmediation.com

Karen Chellew
Legal Liaison, Co-Founder My Divorce Solution
mydivorcesolution.com
hello@mydivorcesolution.com
215.486.8347 | 843.929.0399

Business Valuations in Divorce

by Melissa Gragg/Catherine Shanahan

Business Valuations in Divorce

Hi Welcome to ValuationPodcast.com – A podcast and video series about all things related to business and valuation. My name is Melissa Gragg, and I provide online valuation services for mediation and litigation, based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Today we will be discussing Business Valuations in Divorce and Discovery with Catherine Shanahan.

Catherine is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and Daily Money Manager (PDMM). Catherine is cofounder of mydivorcesolution.com and has been trained in mediation, collaborative divorce and financial planning. Catherine is fully dedicated to helping clients understand and navigate all aspects of divorce including planning a secure financial future post-divorce.

Welcome Catherine!

  1. What is the purpose for a business valuation in divorce?
  2. How do you work with business owners in divorce?
  3. Is my spouse entitled to my business?
  4. What are the benefits for using a third party neutral?
  5. Tell us more about your document collection process.

Melissa Gragg
CVA, MAFF, CDFA
Expert testimony for financial and valuation issues
Bridge Valuation Partners, LLC
melissa@bridgevaluation.com
www.BridgeValuation.com
www.ValuationPodcast.com
www.MediatorPodcast.com
Cell: (314) 541-8163

Catherine Shanahan
CDFA, Co-Founder My Divorce Solution
mydivorcesolution.com
hello@mydivorcesolution.com
215.486.8347 | 843.929.0399

Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce Part Two

With Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #165

In this special two-part episode Susan Guthrie speaks with the Founders of My Divorce Solution, Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan, who identify the top 5 financial roadblocks in divorce and give you the actionable steps and information that you need to plow right through them to financial success in your case!

In  Part Two, Catherine and Karen build upon the steps they outlined in Part One, so if you have not yet listened to the first episode, we highly encourage you to do so.  You can listen here:

To bring the episode home, you will learn:

  • How to identify the many OPTIONS that you have financially in a divorce.
  • The ways you can curate your settlement to help you in your new future.
  • Why knowing all the options is so critical to being able to effectively negotiate.
  • How COMPROMISE is the key to reaching the settlement that works for you!

When divorce is on the horizon, the fear around finances often stems from the unknown.  This episode is antidote to that fear so be sure to listen to Part One and Part Two today!

    Tackling the Top 5 Financial Roadblocks of Divorce Part One

    With Karen Chellew & Catherine Shanahan of My Divorce Solution on The Divorce & Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #165

    In this special two-part episode Susan Guthrie speaks with the Founders of My Divorce Solution, Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan, who identify the top 5 financial roadblocks in divorce and give you the actionable steps and information that you need to plow right through them to financial success in your case!

    In  Part One you will learn:

    • Why ACCESS is the initial difficulty that you may face and why it is so critical.
    • Where you can get financial documents if you can’t get them from your spouse.
    • How to break down the COMPONENTS of your finances so that everything is clear.
    • The different INTERPRETATIONS that can impact financial information and who can help you.
    • How these roadblocks might impact a 401(K) as an example to make things clear.

    AND much more CRITICAL information that you need to know!

    When divorce is on the horizon, the fear around finances often stems from the unknown.  This episode is antidote to that fear so be sure to listen to Part One today and tune in on Thursday for Part Two!

      Helping Women Better Understand their Finances and Find their Independence!

      What often keeps a woman stuck in an unhappy marriage? Money – the fear of not having enough, the fear of not being able to live independently, and the fear that her ex will “take everything.”

      Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan are doing some very important (and impressive) work in the divorce space – they’re helping women answer these questions and understand their finances and create a clear plan of action for being able to take that next step into their independence. I learned SO much from chatting with them and I know you will, too.

      Through their professional and personal experiences, Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan founded My Divorce Solution and have created a unique and comprehensive process that greets divorce in a whole new way – a way that empowers those who experience this major life transition. Our mission is simple: to help people move through the divorce process with financial clarity and confidence so they can make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.

        Divorce Expert, Small Business Incubator Startup Entrepreneur Karen Chellew Show

        Featured on Listen Up Show with Mitchell Chadrow.

        The post Divorce Expert, Small Business Incubator Startup Entrepreneur Karen Chellew show 042 first appeared on MitchellChadrow.com

        Links & Resources 
        Divorce U Solutions
        Per Diem Space LLC
        Sisters U
        email Karen 

        Book recommendation: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz 

        Sisters U uses Blue Host for hosting their website.

        YouTube Channel Platform:
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          Helping to Transform The Way You Get Divorced with Co-Founders of My Divorce Solution

          Featured on Doing Divorce Right (or Avoiding it Altogether).

          Today we’re chatting about:

          • How Our Divorce Solution helps their clients through the divorce process.
          • Tips to prepare yourself for divorce.
          • How to get your finances in order.
          • Catherine and Karen’s best advice for dealing with your divorce.

          Featured Guest Blog Posts

          New Year and Divorce: 4 Best Practices for a New You in 2022

          By Karen Chellew
          Feautred on DivorceMag.com

          Helpful Online Links

          DivorceSupport.com

          DivorceSource.com

          DivorceMag.com

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