49 minutes | Sep 4th 2019

S2:15: Negotiating a Healthy Future

Divorce affects the design of a family. How do you negotiate now to avoid complications and ease tensions down the road, especially when it comes to a new step or blended family? This episode will help you figure out how to do just that. Key Points:  - Take a peak into the future to see what life after divorce looks like for many people - Better understand the difference between "blended" and "step" family - Consider how the financial terms you create NOW play out LATER - especially when someone re-marries. - Tips to create a mindfully-constructed agreement and parenting plan.  Sponsored by Main Line Family Law Center For more information, please visit: Main Line Family Law Center at https://myhealthydivorce.com Episode Host, Adina Laver, Founder, Courage to Be Curious, (formerly Divorce Essentials) Find Adina Laver at: https://couragetobecurious.com Guest: Dr. Margorie Engel About Margorie: Margorie Engel, MA, MBA, PhD, is an author, speaker, and media consultant specializing in families complicated by divorce and remarriage. Dr. Engel’s specific areas of expertise are in family finance, law, and social policy.  A past president of the Stepfamily Association of America, she is a founding member of the National Stepfamily Resource Center at Auburn University and its Stepfamily Expert Council. Dr. Engel also participates in projects of The Uniform Law Commission that provides states with non-partisan, well conceived, and well drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. She is currently observing the work of the Drafting Committee on Non-Parental Rights to Child Custody and Visitation. A member of a stepfamily for 30 years, she has five daughters (combination of bios and steps), five sons-in-law, 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandson – giving a large stepfamily age-range from one month to 76 years.  Their daughters were all teenagers when Stephen and Margorie were married and - everyone has survived!