Family Advocate Podcasts

Now there's a way to get even more information from Family Advocate....listen to free podcasts featuring authors of recent articles. Podcasts typically run between 10-15 minutes.

Note: We will soon be adding more podcasts to this page. In the meantime, please visit iTunes.com and click on Podcasts, then search for "Family Advocate" to find all of our available podcasts and choose the ones you'd like to hear. Better yet, subscribe to the entire series (for free!) and get each new one as it is released!



Podcast: Talking with Your Children about the Divorce (8 MB)
Article:  Telling Your Children about the Divorce
Author: Sol R. Rappaport, Ph.D.

What should parents tell their children about a pending divorce? Many divorcing parents struggle with this question. And how parents handle this discussion can make a huge difference in how the child accepts the divorce and the necessary changes in the family and the child’s life.

In this podcast, a skilled mental health professional answers that question and others, such as when should parents talk with their kids, what not to say, and how to recognize when your child is having difficulty coping.

Carl Gilmore, a member of the Family Advocate Editorial Board and a family-law attorney in Woodstock, Illinois, interviews Sol R. Rappaport, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in forensic psychology at the Northern Illinois Institute of Forensic Psychology and Counseling Connections in Libertyville, Illinois.

The discussion builds on an article Dr. Rappaport wrote for the Summer 2012 Family Advocate Client Manual. 

To download podcast, click on link above.



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Podcast: Criminal Charges in a Divorce Case (23 MB)
Article: Criminal Child Abuse
Author: Jennifer Lynn Thompson

Often in a divorce or family law matter, one side or the other may suddenly be facing criminal charges. Mistakes made in handling these allegations can have serious and life-long consequences for the parties and the divorce settlement.

In this podcast, two family law attorneys discuss what should and what should not be done in these complicated legal matters. Carl Gilmore, a member of the Family Advocate Editorial Board and a family-law attorney in Woodstock, Illinois, interviews Jennifer Lynn Thompson from Nashville, Tennessee, who practices criminal law and family law. Their discussion focuses on what should happen if criminal allegations surface in a divorce or custody case.

The discussion builds on an article Ms. Thompson wrote for the Spring 2011 Family Advocate

To download podcast, click on link above. Section of Family Law members can also read the article online.



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Podcast: Documenting Procedures in Family Law (8 MB)
Article:   Are You Building a Family Law Practice System?
Author:  Lee Rosen

Lee Rosen discusses his recent Family Forum article on building systems for the practice of family law. Rosen contends that systems are the key to building a thriving practice.

To download podcast, click on link above.



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Podcast: The Case for Prenuptials (8 MB)
Article: The Perils of a Prenup
Authors: Paul S. Leinoff & Natalie S. Lemos


When drafting a prenuptial agreement for a new client, the lawyer must listen carefully to what the client wants, know what the law allows, and anticipate a range of possible future events that may occur in the client’s life and for which he or she will need protection. In this podcast, two family law attorneys--Family Advocate Editorial Board member Melvyn Frumkes and author Paul S. Leinoff--discuss how to protect your client and yourself. 

To download podcast, click on link above. Section of Family Law members can also read the article online.



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Podcast:
 Legal Ethics (23 MB)
Article: E-Discovery in the Age of Facebook, Twitter, and the Digital Family
Authors: William Hamilton & Wendy K. Akbar


If you are a family law attorney, the world of evidence gathering has been transformed by the digital age. In every case, you must know how to effectively and economically locate, preserve, collect, review, and use electronically stored information.

In this podcast, two experienced family law attorneys discuss the ethical traps and the most effective evidentiary techniques to employ. Bob Guyot, a member of the Family Advocate Editorial Board and a family law attorney in Traverse City, Michigan, interviews William Hamilton, a specialist in electronic discovery and digital evidence who practices in Tampa, Florida.

This discussion of electronic discovery and the new skill set required of family law attorneys builds on an article Mr. Hamilton wrote for the Fall 2010 Family Advocate

To download podcast, click on link above. Section of Family Law members can also read the article online.

 

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Podcast: Immigration Issues in Family Law (28 MB)
Article: Will Divorce Jeopardize the Green Card?
Authors: David Hart and Jordana Hart


In this podcast, Family Advocate Editorial Board member Jacqueline Valdespino interviews David Hart, immigration attorney and author of the aforementioned article which appeared in the Spring 2010 (Vol. 32, No. 4) issue of Family Advocate.

David answers a broad range of questions regarding immigration issues in family law cases.

To download podcast, click on link above. Section of Family Law members can also read the article online.

 

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