Today, we are in Episode 14 and we are going to be talking about financial support payments in the context of divorce. Specifically, we’re going to be talking about child support and about spousal support, which sometimes is referred to as “alimony” or “spousal maintenance,” and I’ll use those terms interchangeably.

Today, we are in Episode 13, and we are going to be talking about kids and custody in a divorce. At the outset, I wanted to give a very, very basic overview of what custody is and say a few words, before diving in, in a bit more detail, into the different subtopics that can come up under custody in a divorce.

Today, we’re in Episode 8, and we are talking about arbitration. As we’ve done for all the other processes, I’m going to talk you through a couple of basic elements or questions about arbitration. I’m going to try to give you a general overview of what it is, of who’s involved in the process, of who talks to whom in an arbitration process, of where things would take place, what happens when you agree on terms, and what happens in arbitration when you don’t agree on terms, what the level of lawyer involvement is, and the likelihood of spending time in court, and then, finally, what are some of the pros and cons of the arbitration process, and what kinds of cases is it right for.

Today, we’re in Episode 7, and we are working our way through the different types of divorce processes that you can opt for when you’re going through a divorce. We’re going to be talking about a process called litigation today. I think, for many people, litigation may be what their default idea of what a divorce looks like. So, let’s talk a little bit about what litigation is.

Today, we are in Episode 4, and we're going to be talking about mediation, which is one of my favorite subjects. What I want to cover is a basic overview of what mediation is, to talk a little bit about who is involved in a mediation process. Who talks to whom throughout the course of the mediation? Where would a mediation take place? Where would your negotiation sessions take place? What happens when you do come to an agreement? What does the drafting process look like? What’s the level of attorney involvement in a mediation process? How likely are you to be spending time in court? If you choose to go through a divorce mediation process, what are some of the pros and cons of the process? And, what kinds of cases is mediation ideal for?

Today, we are in Episode 2, and we’re going to talk a bit about negotiation. I wanted to start out the podcast by asking and then answering the question of: What is negotiation, and why you should care about it, quite frankly? If you’re not already interested in negotiation, why, just by virtue of going through a divorce, should you become interested in it?

Today, we're in Episode 1. I wanted to start off by just saying a few words about my thinking and my motivation in creating this podcast, and within that, I also wanted to speak to why in the heck I’m calling it a field guide. So hopefully, both my thinking and my choice of title will become clear to you in a moment.