Family Matters with Reese Law Podcasts
In Episode 22 of the Family Matters podcast, Kate Reese said, “Even though I work for the parents, I am always mindful of the children in my case: how old are they, what do they need, how are things going at home for them.” Throughout this informative and insightful episode, Kate and her guest, mental health counselor Phyllis Palombi, shared their professional experience and insights into the parties least likely to be represented when the family goes through a change – the children. And yet, these are the ones most likely to suffer repeated traumas long-term as a result. Together, Kate and Phyllis offered some important considerations for parents.
When a family goes through changes like a divorce, opting for a collaborative process can make a world of difference in cost, time, and outcome. While some family situations are unsuitable, working with a trained, certified collaborative team should be considered and pursued if it is a feasible option. In addition to the immediate benefits, families need to consider the long-term, and collaborative law sets families up for success. In Episode 21 of the Family Law Matters podcast, Kate Reese is joined by Mario Williams to discuss some of these many benefits.
In episode 20 of this podcast, Catherine Reese had the chance to speak with Jen Dalton about her book “Listen.” Jen Dalton is the Founder and CEO of BrandMirror, a Certified Personal Brand Strategist for Executives and Entrepreneurs. Catherine and Jen spoke about the importance of listening around the holidays and in life in general when dealing with people. In Jen’s book “Listen,” she also goes further into detail about how to address difficult conversations when people are heavily invested in the outcome of a situation.
In episode 19 of our podcast, we will be talking with Christal Benton, Counsel and Trial Attorney in Family Law and Domestic Relations. Christal has a Master of Liberal Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents and other forms of body dysmorphic disorders. Today they discussed emotional intelligence and how people can use it when dealing with clients daily and other people in our day-to-day interactions.
In episode 18 of our podcast, Jenn Folsom is here with us today to discuss work/life balance and what is called the sandwich generation - when you are caring for elders and your children. Jenn is a graduate of Georgetown University, has written The Ringmaster, and is a growth leader in a government management consulting firm.
In episode 17 of our podcast, we talked with Ann Dolin. Ann has a degree in Child Psychology and a Master's in Special Education. She is a former public-school teacher, mother of two, author, and advocate for kids with ADHD and learning issues. She founded Educational Connections in 1998, tutoring one student at her dining room table. Today her company has grown to employ 120 tutors, executive function coaches, and college consultants who provide virtual support to K-12 and college students in the DC area and beyond.
In Episode 16, Kate has the pleasure of interviewing Mary Smith, a certificated master life and parenting coach, about How to Best Help Your Child through the transition of their Family Structure. It can be a significant change for children when their parents decide to divorce, but if parents set their child up for success, it can help the child better handle and both process the divorce.
In Episode 15, of our Podcast, Kate talks with Kelly McLaughlan. Kelly is the owner and originator of KME Digital that is a digital marketing agency in Fairfax, Virginia. They discussed what it is like launching a business as a women for Women History Month, sharing their knowledge on creating and growing a business as a women.
In Episode 14 of our podcast, Kate talks with Dr. Kevin Miller. Dr. Miller provides therapy to adults of all ages. He also has extensive experience addressing relationship difficulties, including martial, dating, family, and workplace relationships. He uses an integrative therapeutic style, incorporating existential psychology. We are going to be discussing How to Start the Conversation with your Spouse to Avoid Divorce.
Kate Reese had the chance to talk to Jamie Blum, a divorce financial consultant and litigation support manager with Councilor, Buchanan and Mitchell, a CPA firm. Kate and Jamie identified some key areas of financial organization and thought.
How to make the holidays work the best for children and their parents.
Kate Reese had the chance to speak to Alexandra Herrera, MA-ATR, LPC, about self-care during divorce. They looked at why self-care is so essential, signs and symptoms to look out for, and some helpful self-care techniques that everyone should practice.
Leah Jones values her long-term relationships with clients. “I listen and understand my clients’ needs through every phase of life and am passionate about making sure we achieve their goals together,” says Leah. With almost two decades of asset and private wealth management experience, Leah recognizes that today’s world is fluid and she is always ready to help her clients adapt.
Cyndi Turner has worked for almost three decades in both the public and private sectors, with a professional background that includes serving in clinical as well as supervisory roles. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) and Master Addiction Counselor (MAC). As co-founder and Clinical Director of Insight Into Action Therapy, she provides a wide variety of services to include mental health and substance use disorders therapy, clinical supervision, community education, and court-involved assessment and treatment. She is also the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Insight Recovery Centers, a Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services licensed intensive outpatient program and outpatient program (ASAM Level 1.0 and 2.1 level of care) for those struggling with substance use disorders. With Craig James, she co-developed the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© used in both companies.
Working with individuals and couples going through life changes, including medical issues, is Phyllis Palombi's specialty. She has dedicated her career helping people make their relationships, marriage, healthier and happier learning about themselves and communicating needs and goals more effectively. Couples also come to her when they have already made a decision to separate and want to do it in healthy ways. She is part of the Collaborative Divorce Community in Northern Virginia where she team's up with attorneys and financial experts to help people find a more amicable way to divorce with more mental health support for the whole family.
Mary Szpanka, CPA has been serving the Washington DC Metro area for over 40 years. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her distinguished technical and interpersonal skills. Mary Szpanka, CPA provides tax advice, planning and preparation and accounting services for individuals, small and large business (sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships), trusts and estates. Mary also provides in-depth financial guidance to couples or individuals going through divorce.
Andrea Weiss Bryk is an Estate Planning and Administration attorney focused on families, law enforcement, and veterans.
At some point in our lives we all find ourselves stuck, fearful, overwhelmed or perhaps uncertain how to resolve issues such as grief, loss, anger, financial hardship, and relationship problems. Perhaps you have decided it may be beneficial to seek professional help. In this episode, we talk with David Tyson, a licensed clinical social workers who works independently as a private practice clinician and often presenting educational seminars. David is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
In this episode, we learn all about the Reese Law office and the members and team that work so hard to make us successful. Join us as we look back at our history and dive into what makes our firm so special.
In this episode, we discuss comparing collaborative and mediation processes in family law.
In this episode, we discuss an overview of the mediation process and what to expect when using this path to resolution.
In this episode, we address top level questions about the collaborative law process and discuss some of the benefits on using this approach over litigation.