34 minutes | Feb 25, 2021

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. #166

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! More information about Karen Chellew, Catherine Shanahan and My Divorce Solution: Catherine Shanahan, CDFA  After 25 years in the financial industry, having raised five children and endured her own experience with divorce, Catherine became a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), trained Mediator and Daily Money Manager(PDMM). Catherine is collaboratively trained and was a member of the Bucks County Collaborative Law Group. She is a member of the  American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM) the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, and the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP). Catherine is fully dedicated to helping clients understand and navigate all aspects of divorce including planning a secure financial future post-divorce.  Karen Chellew, Legal Liaison   For over 30 years, Karen has worked in the legal field as a paralegal and business manager. During her career, she served as an affiliated member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and President Elect of the ALA (Association of Legal Administrators). Karen now serves clients and the professional team in her role as legal liaison. She is also a certified QDRO Administrator, Founder and President of Sisters U Foundation, and an Auditor of East Rockhill Township. As the mom of three children and one granddaughter, Karen is extremely passionate about helping women in all that she does.    My Divorce Solution Through their professional and personal experiences, Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan 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. The MDS Financial Portrait™ is a compilation of data and financial records utilizing the family’s key and supporting documentation.  The MDS Financial Portrait provides a clear neutral snapshot of the family’s marital and non-marital estate for purposes of determining alimony, child support, and the division of assets and liabilities.  This comprehensive Portrait can then be used by divorce professionals as verification of marital/non-marital assets, and the blueprint when considering various scenarios, alternatives and the resulting implications of any financial decisions. Our services, specialties and certifications help individuals and couples develop a transparent and comprehensive financial plan that will optimize the outcome of their divorce.  We meet with couples in our virtual office so we can assist you no matter where you live! Get more information at:  www.mydivorcesolution.com Follow My Divorce Solution on Instagram:  @mydivorcesolution ***GET THE MY DIVORCE SOLUTION DIVORCE U ONLINE PROGRAM***  FREE FOR LISTENERS OF DIVORCE & BEYOND THROUGH MARCH 27, 2021 WITH CODE "DIVORCEANDBEYOND" ********************** SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Susan has created a website of curated resources for those facing divorce.  Find out more at www.divorceinabetterway.com. ***************************************************************************** ********************************************* THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR! 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