Empower yourself through the divorce process.
You have no idea what to expect during or after divorce. You rely on an attorney or a mediator to determine your future, and truly, you have no control over the outcome. You worry your children’s future lies in the hands of complete strangers. You can’t even get answers to basic questions without being billed by your lawyer.
Get the information, the tools, and the support you need. Turn to My Divorce Solution to help you navigate one of life’s most difficult transitions – from the comfort of your own home
Meet Your DivorceU Instructors
Karen Chellew is a legal liaison, experienced paralegal, and QDRO administrator. Karen is passionate about helping clients assemble the right team, from aligning with the right attorney and an exceptional financial planner to other professional service providers. She’s committed to helping you navigate divorce with confidence and clarity.
Catherine Shanahan is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), trained mediator, and Daily Money Manager. With more than 25 years’ experience in the financial industry, Catherine has dedicated the past several years to helping her clients understand and navigate all aspects of divorce, including planning a secure financial post-divorce future.
The DivorceU Online Course at a Glance
You won’t find a course like ours anywhere else. When we were experiencing our own divorces, this is information we eagerly sought – but could not find. We were left to experience divorce alone, without the support, guidance, or information we needed during this life-transition.
In this first lesson, you’ll complete a personal assessment to determine where you are in this process. This is an important first step because being clear about where you are will help you make important next step decisions.
In the next 5 lessons, you’ll learn all about the mechanical parts of divorce. By going through each step, you’ll learn what to expect, what’s coming and how to prepare for each part.
In Part 1, you’ll learn the difference between a mediator and an attorney and how to choose the right representation for your divorce. Catherine and Karen offer many types of situations and which type of representation will most likely be needed.
In Part 2, you’ll learn key questions to ask an attorney during the interview process to choose an attorney for your specific situation. You’ll also learn what to look out for when choosing an attorney so you can be an active part of this process instead of victim to it.
This lesson covers the key considerations of alimony and the long-term ramifications and benefits of alimony payments and alimony buyout for both the payer and receiving party. By understanding the tax implications of each, you’ll be more able to plan for your future.
This lesson covers child support and child custody. By completing a Lifestyle Analysis Budget, you’ll gain a clear picture of what you’ll need to ensure your children will be taken care of for years to come.
This final mechanical lesson in this section outlines the steps of divorce so you know what’s coming and how to prepare. By understanding the entire process, you’ll feel more in control and more confident in making important decisions at each stage.
Yes, there is life after divorce. Divorce is not the end, but the beginning of your new life. Catherine and Karen walk you through some important “Spring Cleaning” tips post-divorce to ensure that you can move forward in a positive and proactive way.
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