Expert Bloggers

Our Resident Bloggers:

Dan Couvrette, President & CEO, Divorce MagazineDan Couvrette is a marketing expert, public speaker, magazine publisher, and artist. He is the CEO of and Divorce Marketing Group, a Toronto-based marketing agency dedicated to helping divorce professionals (such as lawyers, financial advisors and mediators) across North America market their services; and the CEO & Publisher of Family Lawyer Magazine, Divorce Magazine and Connect with him on LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Facebook. He can be reached at (866) 803-6667 ex. 124 or

Martha Chan is the co-owner and V.P. Marketing of Divorce Marketing Group , Family Lawyer Magazine and Divorce Magazine. She is responsible for all online and offline initiatives of the company. She is married to Dan Couvrette and is a step mother of two sons. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Facebook. She can be reached at (866) 803-6667 ex. 136 or

Our Expert Guest Bloggers:

Family Lawyers:

Mari Frank has been an attorney/mediator for 26 years. She’s a professor of negotiations/conflict management at the University of California; Radio host of Prescriptions for Healing Conflict; author of several books; and she’s been on over 300 radio interviews and quoted in various national newspapers. Visit and View her profile on here.

Brian K. Brandmeyer (7/6/37-1/1/16) is a founding partner at Brandmeyer Gilligan and Dockstader, LLP, and serves as the firm’s managing partner. Mr. Brandmeyer has extensive experience in handling complex financial issues, including business valuations, cash-flow analysis, property determinations and child custody disputes. Mr. Brandmeyer is experienced in representing clients in all phases of divorce matters.

John J. Gilligan, partner of Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP, has extensive experience specializing in California family law, and estate planning. Mr. Gilligan is certified by the State Bar of California, as a certified family law specialist since 1997.


Benedict Schwarz, II was appointed as Chairperson of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission by the Supreme Court of Illinois and has more than 40 years experience in matrimonial and family law. He is also a trained divorce mediator and has co-authored chapters and taught numerous divorce mediation training and conflict resolution seminars.

Thomas J. Petrelli, Jr. is the principal of Philadelphia based law firm Petrelli Law, P.C. His goal is to help families overcome the legal matters that arise with divorce, child custody and adoption. Mr. Petrelli holds a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School and is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.


Men's rights attorney in Florida

Sam R. Assini is a member of the Florida Bar, practicing Family Law in Lee County, Florida. His firm’s focus is on Men’s Rights, aggressively representing the interests of husbands and fathers involved in divorce and other family law matters. He can be reached at (239) 829-0166, View his Divorce Magazine Profile.

Brahm Siegel is a partner in the law firm of Nathens, Siegel LLP, a Toronto law firm restricted to family law matters. Brahm has experience in all aspects of divorce and family law and devotes much of his time to assisting clients with custody and access dispute. He can be reached at (416) 222-6980. View his firm’s Divorce Magazine profile and website.

Manley Freid, a Senior Partner at Freid and Goldsman in California, is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has been practicing family law since 1963. He can be reached at (310) 552- 2700. View his firm’s profile here.


Joshua E. Stern is a family law attorney and owner of the Law Offices of Joshua E. Stern. Joshua prides himself on keeping his clients informed and engaged throughout their case. Joshuais a graduate of Emory University School of Law and was a Notes and Comments Editor on Emory Law’s International Law Review.


Bari Zell Weinberger is the Managing Partner of Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. She is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney and the Associate Author of the New Jersey Family Law Practice, a five-volume reference guide used by virtually every family law judge and lawyer in NJ. She can be reached at (888) 888-0919. View her firm’s Divorce Magazine profile and website.

Joseph E. Cordell, J.D., C.P.A., LL.M, is nationally known as the Principal Partner at Cordell & Cordell, a domestic litigation firm focusing on men throughout the divorce process. He co-founded the firm in 1990 with his wife, Yvonne, and since that time the firm has grown to include 47 offices nationwide. He is also the founder of, He can be contacted at

Mark Baer is an attorney, mediator, collaborative law practitioner in Los Angeles, California. He has published articles on family law in a variety of well-respected publications. He can be reached at (626) 389-8929 or Visit for more details.


Ken Nathens, Family LawyerKen Nathens is a partner in the law firm of Nathens, Siegel LLP, a Toronto law firm restricted to family law matters. Ken has experience in all aspects of divorce and family law and devotes much of his time to assisting clients with custody and access dispute. He can be reached at (416) 222-6980. View his firm’s Divorce Magazine profile and website.

Anne E. Raduns, P.A., provides skilled, compassionate and aggressive representation for individuals faced with family law conflicts throughout North Central Florida. She can be reached at (352) 433-4244 or View her Divorce Magazine profile or her website.


Janet E. Dockstader, is a partner with Brandmeyer Gilligan & Dockstader, LLP. She has more than a decade of experience negotiating marital settlement agreements and litigating Long Beach family law matters, including property issues, spousal support, child support and child custody.


Mark A. Chinn is a family lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi, rated as one of the top 50 lawyers in his State, and author of three ABA books on family law. Mark is a former member of the Council of the ABA Family Law Section and a frequent national speaker and writer in the fields of family law and law practice management. He can be reached at (601) 366-4410 or view his Divorce magazine profile or his website

Karen Covy is an experienced Chicago divorce attorney, mediator, educator, and collaborative lawyer.  She is the author of: When Happily Ever After Ends: How to Survive Your Divorce Emotionally, Financially, and Legally.  Karen can be reached at (312)236-1670 or You can view her website at


Financial Advisors:

Loretta Hutchinson is the founder of Financial Divorce Plan, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and a Financial Advisor. She regularly guest hosts a radio show on financial issues. She offers her services in PA, NJ and FL. She can be reache at View her Divorce Magazine profile here.

Sharon Numerow, Financial AdvisorSharon Numerow is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ and the founder and owner of Alberta Divorce Finances. She is also the proprietor of a personal income tax return preparation business. She has worked with clients and lawyers for more than 10 years consulting on divorce finances. She can be reached at View her firm’s Divorce Magazine profile.

Richman PictureBruce L. Richman, CPA/ABV, CVA, CDFA, is a partner in the CohnReznick Advisory Group – Valuation Advisory Services. He has more than 30 years of broad valuation experience which includes business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and other financial and tax consulting matters He can be reached at View his Divorce Magazine profile.

Ted Michalos is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Licensed Bankruptcy Trustee.  Co-founder & President of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates, he speaks regularly at local commerce and professional events,  and has testified before the Canadian Senate on issues of bankruptcy legislation.

James A. Kazmier, CPA/ABV, ASA, has 25 years of experience offering services in business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, and financial consultation to private business owners. He is a senior manager in the Valuation Advisory Services practice. Visit View his Divorce Magazine Profile.


Justin A. Reckers, CFP, CDFA, AIF is Director of Financial Planning at Pacific Wealth Management, , Managing Director of Pacific Divorce Management,,  Justin specializes in Comprehensive, Fee-Based, Private Wealth Management, Divorce Financial Planning and Conflict Resolution.


Adam Waitkevich, CFP®, CDFA™ is the Principal and Founder of Divorce Financial Solutions, LLC with offices in Grafton and Waltham, MA. Adam helps facilitate equitable settlement agreements for divorcing couples concerned about how to best divide marital income, assets and liabilities. View his Divorce Magazine profile or visit

Financial (Divorce Financial Organization):

Debbie Shawn is a Professional Organizer with a Master of Social Work who specializes in Divorce Financial Organization. Protecting your financial future is your priority, and being organized for your legal team ultimately saves you time and money. Debbie can be reached at (416) 464-2220 or visit her website.


Financial (College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert):

Reecy Aresty is a noted college admissions/financial aid expert. Since 1979, he’s been showing separated and divorced families how to legally cut the cost of college by as much as 90%!. He can be reached at (561)362-7499 or visit


Credit Damage Consultant:

Georg Finder, Independent Credit Damage Evaluator, court accepted expert since 1995, successfully assesses credit reputation damage regarding loss of credit accounts, increased out-of-pocket costs and erosion of credit score(s), in state court and arbitration/mediation. Services: Case Consulting, Testimony, Preliminary Credit Damage Analysis, Final Credit Damage Measurement Report, MCLE authorship. visit

Financial (Child Support Collector):

Simone Spence owns Child Support Solutions, LLC, an organization that teaches parents to collect child support arrears without an attorney. The author of “1-800-Deadbeat” and “Deadbeats, What Responsible Parents Need to know about Collecting Child Support”. Simone can be reached at 888-390-1950 or Connect: Facebook or Twitter.


Judge Michele Lowrance spent 20 years as a domestic relations lawyer prior to becoming a Domestic Relations Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois in 1995. She recently authored the book The Good Karma Divorce and has been a guest on Good Morning America, The CBS Morning Show, CNN, ABC and other shows. She also appeared, produced and hosted radio shows and is a regular guest lecturer.

Judge Susan Sexton is a Circuit Judge in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. She is currently assigned to the Criminal Justice Division, Post Conviction Relief, and has previously served in the General Civil and Family Law Divisions. She was elected Circuit Judge in 1986 and was the first woman to be elected Circuit Judge in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.


John Juarez is a mediator from Los Angeles, California who services the Pasadena and Glendale area. John has been a full-time mediator since 2003, and is designated as an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He can be reached at 626-796-1093,or by email. View his Divorce Magazine profile and website.

Karen Stewart is a divorce expert and President and CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions, Ltd., and has authored the book Clean Break, and has been featured in notable media outlets nationwide. Connect with Karen at 1-866-755-(FAIR) 3247, on Twitter, or email her at

Virginia L Colin, Ph.D. is a Professional Family Mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia. As a parent, divorcée, step-parent, friend, and mediator, she has extensive experience helping people deal with family distress, divorce, and co-parenting. Since 2008, she has helped hundreds of families resolve issues and make life better for children and for parents. More info at

Real Estate Agents:

Adele Paletta is Real Estate Agent servicing buyers and sellers in Ontario, Canada. Adele’s real estate expertise lies in the Greater Western Toronto area including: Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington. She can be reached at 905-828-6550 or


Relationship Experts:

Laura Smith is the Chief Groovy Chick at The Breakup Lounge ~ a business dedicated to helping women with broken hearts get their groovy back. Laura shares the knowledge and tools she’s developed to give women in the process of divorce a shortcut to happiness. Please visit her website at


Dr. Pat Love is a professor, author, trainer and licensed clinician who help people achieve healthy and fulfilling relationships. Between books, workshops, national news and even Oprah, Dr. Love teaches people to have a relationship with themselves and others. Her latest book, How to Improve Your Relationship Without Talking About It has been translated into 12 languages.

Dr. Ronit Lami is an internationally renowned psychologist. Her services include Consulting, Coaching, Affluenza evaluation and Expert witness. She has over 18 years of experience helping your clients through the hardships of divorce. She can be reached at (310) 626-0218, or visit her website


Dr. Banschick is a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Huffington Post and The CBS Early Show. He is currently finishing the second of three books in The Intelligent Divorce series, which are devoted to teaching parents how to raise well adjusted kids during a divorce. He can be reached at 914-232-9000, or in

Len Stauffenger is a successful attorney, business owner, and the divorced father of two children, both of whom are now independent, secure, happy young women. He is the author of Getting Over It: Wisdom for Divorced Parents. He can be reached at 330-865-7400 or via email. Find more information:


Brian Baumal is a Toronto-based therapist specializing in the Gestalt Psychotherapy and is passionate about helping people through the emotional difficulties surrounding divorce. He can be reached at 416-907-6085 or via email at

Loriann Oberlin, MS, LCPC is a licensed counselor in Maryland with mediation training. She is the author of Surviving Separation & DIvorce, a guide for women, as well as co-author The Angry Child and Overcoming Passive-Aggression. Reach her at or

Laurie Elizabeth Murphy, R.N., Ph.D. has raised four children. For the past twenty years she has specifically focused on a clinical practice dealing with marital issues, divorce and its impact on children. She is coauthor with Nadir Baksh of In the Best Interest of the Child: A Manual for Divorcing Parents; You Don’t Know Anything . . .!: A Manual for Parenting Your Teenagers and 8 Strategies for Successful Step-Parenting. Visit her website

Susan Pease Gadoua, author of Contemplating Divorce, A Step-by-Step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go, and Stronger Day by Day: Reflections for Healing and Rebuilding After Divorce, is a psychotherapist in San Francisco and is a sought-out speaker and media expert on marriage/divorce. Visit her website

Diana S. Dodson has spent many years working as a counselor and mental health consultant for children, adolescents, and adult schizophrenics. She is the author of the book It’s Your Life, Take Charge! It is about how you can understand yourself to a greater extent and be your own guide to your happiness.


Divorce Coaches:

Paul McGinniss, a trained and certified coach, is founder of Divorce Coaching for Men™ — a unique program that helps men Survive the Fog of Divorce™. He can be reached at 516-216-4233 or via email at Find more information:


Coach Judy Romanoff, Parenting Expert in the area of Divorce and Single Parenting, Founder of National Single Parent Resource Center, Nationally Honored for, “Creating Outstanding Model Programs and Resources,” Former Guardian Ad Litem, Talk Show Host, Motivational Speaker, provides Individual and Group Coaching for Families in the, “Process of Separating or Enjoying Life as a Single Parent”. She can be reached at 561-441-8557.

Jamie Cicerelle is a Certified Life Coach (CPC) at Full Potential Life Coaching with 13 years of experience as a divorce lawyer. She specializes in divorce and relationship coaching. She can be reached at View her Divorce Magazine online profile and website .

Allison Pescosolido, M.A., founder of Divorce Detox®, is a relationship coach with a Masters in Psychology. She has helped thousands of clients overcome the specific challenges in relationships and divorce. This has led her to become the nation’s leading relationship expert. View her Divorce Magazine profile here.

Lori Rubenstein, a former divorce attorney, is now a life-after-divorce coach, mediator, author, retreat leader and teacher. She is the author of Transcending Divorce: A Guide to Personal Growth and Transformation. She can be reached at 928-634-0252 or through her website

Laura Campbell, founder of The D Spot and its companion website,, helps women regroup, renew and reinvent themselves before, during and after divorce. Laura created The D Spot after she was unable to find information to guide her through the end of her own marriage. She can be reached at 203-623-4310 or via email at Find more information: website.

Judith Geiger is the Be in Love Again Coach specializing in assisting Women to Thrive after Divorce. Her programs include ‘Finding SELF after Divorce’ and ‘Dating without Stress after Divorce’. For a Free Relationship Readiness Assessment visit her website or directly connect with Judith at 315 497 3059.

Nancy Kay is a Divorce Management Coach who provides Strategic Guidance for women and men who are navigating through the storm of divorce. She combines her Family Law Paralegal experience and Coaching Training to show clients how to work more effectively with their Divorce Team while saving time and money. Nancy can be reached at (740) 919-1248 or through her website.

Wendi Schuller, uses her knowledge as a nurse, Neuro-Linguistic Programmer (NLP), and hypnotherapist, to author the book The Women’s Holistic Guide to Divorce that helps women regaining their strength of inner peace and wisdom. She can be reached by email.


Technology Experts:

George Moskoff is an innovator, social entrepreneur and humanist who brings 30+ years of business, consulting, education and startup experience to APG Mobile Applications. With a masters in biochemistry, Moskoff approaches building socially-beneficial mobile apps as a scientist of human behavior.

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