Grown Girl Divorce Podcast

Conversations to educate and empower black women through divorce. You’re Grown! You Got This! #growngirldivorce #divorcesupport #blackgirlsrock #blackmarriage #divorceresources #divorce #blacklawyers #blackdivorceattorney #blackmediator #blackpodcasts #blackwomenpodcasters #divorcepodcast #coparentingsupport

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Episodes

Thursday Oct 26, 2023

The holiday season is upon us! For divorced parents, especially parents in multi-race, multi-cultural, or multi-belief families, this time of year can bring more conflict than celebration but it doesn't have to be that way! In this episode, Kimberly explores how to make the holiday season a joyous time for everyone:
-  The importance of Acknowledgement of Different Beliefs and Traditions;
- Why having a written plan is better than verbal agreements - especially during the holiday season;
- How creating new traditions, while incorporating old ones, can bring joy to both parents and children;
- The number one thing co-parents in multi-race, multi-cultural, and multi-belief families must do; and more.
This episode will surely help you navigate the holiday season so that you can focus on the festive and not the fight!
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website for resources, information, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Oct 19, 2023

 We have all been inundated with details about Jada & Will Smith's marriage despite not asking for it. There are more than enough "think pieces," comedy monologues, and gossip column headlines to last a lifetime.  Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., had no interest or plans to speak on any of it but felt compelled to do so after hearing Jada's statement about divorce.  In this episode, Kimberly shares:
- Why you should ignore anyone who makes you question your decision to get divorced;
- The misguided notion that staying in an unhappy marriage is better than getting a divorce;
- An understanding why being "separated" was historically done by Black women; and
- Why Jada's statements are problematic.
 
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.
 

You Deserve An Apology

Wednesday Oct 18, 2023

Wednesday Oct 18, 2023

In this episode, Kimberly admits that she has been the very friend that she warned you about (i.e., the friend with limited capacity) and why you deserve better.  
 
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Q&A Parenting Topics

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

You've got questions?! Well, our podcast host, Kimberly A. Cook, is ready to answer them.  If we are truly a community of support, then answering the questions that are keeping many of our sisters up at night is what needs to happen! In this episode, Kimberly answers:
1. I am breast feeding. Will the other parent still get parenting time?
2. My Ex wants a 50/50 parenting schedule but I believe it's only because they don't want to pay me child support.  What can I do about this?
3. How to change a parenting schedule?
4.  My kids want a "say" in the parenting schedule.  Should they? 
If you have questions, then let's get you some answers so that you are educated and empowered while navigating your divorce.  Please visit the Grown Girl Divorce website to submit questions and we will answer them on a future podcast episode. 
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Jun 29, 2023

A self-care episode to help you channel your "worries" during divorce.  In this episode, our host, Kimberly A. Cook, shares:
1. Setting boundaries on "worry,"
2. Understanding what you can and cannot control during a divorce,
3. How focusing on the big picture can make a difference, and
4. The daily reminder to tell yourself when you feel overwhelmed with worry.
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://www.growngirldivorce.com for resources, information, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Jun 22, 2023

Safiri means "journey" in Swahili.  Our guest today, Safiri, shares her story about divorce and co-parenting:
- how divorce played a role in her self-discovery,
- why setting and maintaining boundaries is important during and after divorce,
- the personal and professional benefits of a parenting schedule, and
- the impact long separations can have on moving forward.
The Girl, I've Been There Too Series profiles Black women who have been through divorce and are sharing their stories to provide lessons learned, real talk on navigating the process, and coming out ahead post-divorce. Please be sure to catch all our episodes by subscribing to Grown Girl Divorce podcast.
For more resources and support, visit our website https://www.growngirldivorce.com
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
 

Thursday Jun 15, 2023

You've got questions?! Well, our podcast host, Kimberly A. Cook, is ready to answer them.  If we are truly a community of support, then answering the questions that are keeping many of our sisters up at night is what needs to happen! In this episode, Kimberly answers:
1. My spouse says I don't need my own lawyer in our divorce. Do I?
2. Should I meet with a divorce lawyer even if I'm just considering a divorce?
3. My Ex won't agree to anything. Is mediation even an option for us?
4.  Will I have to pay spousal support if I make more money than my spouse right now?
If you have questions, then let's get you some answers so that you are educated and empowered while navigating your divorce.  Please visit the Grown Girl Divorce website to submit questions and we will answer them on a future podcast episode. 
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.
 

Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Are you re-entering the workforce or ready to move your career forward? Has your divorce done a number on your self-confidence? In this episode, our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq. chats with HR Professional, career coach, and CEO of The Pencil Skirt Project, Kenyatta Young, is on a mission to help women rebuild confidence, conquer fears, and navigate their careers while living a life of purpose. She is giving listeners key takeaways and strategies including those from her very successful book, L.I.T.E. It Up: Seven Secrets for Dominating The Workplace While Living Out Your Purpose.  In this episode, Ms. Young discusses:
Three things you should do now if looking to transition back into the workforce?
How to use your personal networks to get the job you want;
Marketing tips for the “stay-at-home” mom transitioning into an office position;
The self-confidence boosters to remind you of the “BOSS” that you are;
What to tell employers about your divorce, and more.
No matter where you are in your career or the divorce process, you will definitely walk away from this conversation ready to take your career to the next level.  There is no time like the present to have the life that you want and deserve. To learn more about today’s guest, please be sure to check her out on the following platforms:
Website: www.kenyattayoung.com
Instagram: @young.Kenyatta
Facebook: Kenyatta Young
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenyattayoung
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://growngirldivorce.com, for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Approximately 98% of domestic violence victims also experience financial abuse. But, what is financial abuse? How do we protect ourselves before we become a victim?  How do we mitigate the damage caused by financial abuse in our relationships as we move forward?
Today’s guest is Tiffany Grant, the creator and host of the Money Talk with Tiff podcast. A self-proclaimed “money nerd,” Tiffany uses her personal experience and education (she has an MBA and is an Accredited Financial Counselor) to help others save more, eliminate debt, invest smarter, and create wealth.  In this episode, Tiffany break downs:
The signs of financial abuse;
Protecting yourself from financial abuse;
Rebuilding your finances and credit history if you have been a victim;
Why setting a budget may protect more than just your money; and more!
There is so much to learn in this episode so be sure to bring your pad and paper!  If you want to learn more about working with Tiffany Grant, then be sure to check her out on the following platforms:
Website: https://moneytalkwitht.com/
Podcast: https://moneytalkwitht.com/money-talk-with-tiff-podcast/
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanygrant1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moneytalkwithT/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moneytalkwitht/
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://growngirldivorce.com, for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday May 25, 2023

Relationships are the foundation of our personal and professional lives. But, what happens when our relationship with ourselves or those we have welcomed into our lives are unhealthy?  How do we protect and support our mental health in our relationships? In this episode, our guest, Camesha L. Jones, the Executive Director of Sista Afya Community Mental and Wellness, helps us understand the following:
Why depression in Black women looks different from how commonly characterize depression?
Why it's important for women to have an identity outside of a relationship?
The mental health strategies she recommends when we find ourselves getting lost in a relationship.
How to heal from past relationships, and, more!
This is the mental health conversation you didn't know you needed today! To learn more about our guest, Camesha L. Jones, LCSW, including community mental health services and programming with Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness and Sista Afya Community Care, please be sure to check out the following platforms:
Website: https://www.sistaafya.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvRAAIZQssdClh5TYkouPw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SistaAfya/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sistaafya/
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://growngirldivorce.com, for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday May 11, 2023

Are you ready to expose your children to the world? Are you concerned about post-divorce solo travel with the kids?  Don't be! We got you!
In this episode, Grown Girl Divorce host, Kimberly A Cook, chats with Passports & Playtime founder, Nichole Hurst, about exposing your children to the world by creating unique and educational experiences.  Since we know as a co-parent you can't just "take off," the ladies discuss scheduling tips, timing for the best deals, and awesome location ideas which don't require a passport!  Get those bags packed because Nichole shares with us:
- How to maximize the quality of a trip when you're short on time (i.e., it's your parenting weekend);
- Fun ways to incorporate learning into your travel experience;
- Budget saving travel tips when traveling with kids;
- Why travel with kids during a divorce can be just what you (and they) need, and more!
 
Be sure to check out more travel information and resources from child travel expert, Nichole Hurst, on the following platforms:
Website: https://passportsandplaytime.com
Instagram: @passportsandplaytime
Facebook: Passports and Playtime
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://growngirldivorce.com, for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.
 

Thursday May 04, 2023

Is your spouse acting differently since you asked for a divorce? Are you concerned they are hiding money?  Do you have a clear understanding of how much money it really takes to maintain your lifestyle?
Kathy Johnson, CPA, CFF, is a forensic accountant hired in divorce cases to help you answer those very questions. In this episode, Kathy gives us invaluable information on:
The difference between a CPA and a Forensic account.
The key things to look for if your spouse being “funny with the money!”
Why you may need a Forensic Account during your divorce.
The financial information you must have before negotiating your divorce, and more!
You don’t want to miss this conversation on protecting your finances because it is a game changer! To learn more about our guest, Kathy Johnson, including her work as a Forensic Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, please be sure to her out on the following platforms:
Website: https://jsheld.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-a-johnson-cpa/
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://growngirldivorce.com, for support groups, financial resources, free downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Mar 09, 2023

Fuhara means "happy" in Swahili. Our guest today, Fuhara, shares her personal journey on:
- Why being "unhappy" in a marriage is a valid reason to end it;
- How pressure to keep everyone else happy ends up making you unhappy;
- The importance of self-care before and during divorce;
- Why private mediation made the most sense for her family; 
-  How to trust and follow your own path; and more.
The Girl, I've Been There Too Series profiles Black women who have been through divorce and are sharing their stories to provide lessons learned, real talk on navigating the process, and coming out ahead post-divorce. Please be sure to catch all our episodes by subscribing to the podcast!
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
 
For more information and resources, be sure to follow us on social media (@growngirldivorce) and visit the website https://www.growngirldivorce.com

Thursday Feb 23, 2023

Is the divorce over but you can't seem to move forward?
Do you find yourself questioning if you made the right decision or if you should have done something differently? 
Are you mentally and emotionally exhausted?
If the answer is yes, then listening to this episode is taking the first step on your road to divorce recovery.  In this episode, our host, Kimberly A Cook, Esq. chats with divorce recovery coach, Eykiena Crowley to help you understand:
- Steps you can take today to start on your road to divorce recovery,
- The top 3 mistakes women make after divorce,
- How to move beyond feeling "stuck,"
- Why divorce is not a "death sentence" but a new beginning, and more!
This conversation on divorce recovery is a must listen at any stage of your divorce.  To learn more about our guest, Eykiena Crowley, including working with her to support your divorce recovery journey, be sure to check her out on the following platforms:
website: https://keenaspeaks.com
social: https://linktr.ee/keenacrowley
And, Grown Girl Divorce listeners don't miss out on your free gift from Eykiena! You can redeem it at https://www.keenafreegift.com
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://www.growngirldivorce.com, for resources, information, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.
 
 

Thursday Feb 16, 2023

Ever wonder why some relationships work while others don't? Or, are you trying to understand if your current relationship is the right one for you? In this episode, our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq. speaks with relationship coach, Dr. Loretta Billoups about:
Why some relationships fail?
The green, yellow, and red "relationship lights?"
How couples can transform their relationship?
Why Black women tend to stay in relationships that are not healthy for us? 
The first thing you should do once you realize that your relationship is no longer the right one for you?
The key to a good relationship.
The difference between a relationship coach and a therapist. And, why you may need both.
Relationships take work but the right relationship is worth doing the work. For more information and resources on improving your relationship, be sure to check out Dr. Loretta Billoups via her website www.cultivatingyourlife.com 
 Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our blog and downloads for additional resources, information, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Feb 09, 2023

Divorce can be a traumatic experience for children. But, it doesn't have to be! Parents have complete control over the impact that their divorce will have on their children. Our guest, Tara Seals, professionally known as "The Bossy Educator," is an education consultant, philanthropist, and the author of, "Divorce: The Unspoken Childhood Trauma."   In this episode, Tara shares with us:
- Age appropriate ways to talk to your children about divorce;
- Common behaviors you must avoid to protect your children's mental and emotional well-being;
- The importance of creating a safe space for your children;
- Why children need clear direction about their parents relationship; and more!
Be sure to pick up a copy of "Divorce: The Unspoken Childhood Trauma" and other great resources on her website, https://thebossyeducator.com
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, https://www.growngirldivorce.com, for our blog, resources, downloads, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Feb 02, 2023

Are you considering divorce but don't know where to start?
Do you have a friend going through a divorce and you want to help them?
Is the divorce process so overwhelming that you don't know where to start?
Want to learn how to save $$$ in your divorce?
If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the podcast episode for you!  
Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq. spent over a decade litigating complex divorce and family cases before transitioning to a role as a Mediator.  In this episode, Kimberly shares:
- The secret to getting organized in a divorce case,
- What lawyers do to prepare your case for mediation or trial,
- The most important information for your case and where to find it,
- Ways to save a lot of $$$ in the divorce process, and
- much more!
Before you do anything else in the divorce process for yourself (or your friend) be sure to check out this episode!
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, www.growngirldivorce.com, for resources, information, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

Working with the wrong lawyer will cost you more than a Birkin bag! And, not the consignment price either!
Going through a divorce is a legal process clouded by emotions. You need someone who can help you push through the emotional fog while protecting your children and finances.  This is an important person and make seem like an impossible find.  In this episode, Kimberly shares:
1.  What to look for in a lawyer,
2.  The signs to look for when interviewing lawyers,
3.  Why hiring a champagne lawyer on a sparkling water budget is a problem,
4.  How to know you have found the right lawyer for your divorce, and more!
Yes, finding the right lawyer for your divorce can feel like searching for a Black unicorn! But, the right divorce does exist and you will find them when you know what to look for!
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, www.growngirldivorce.com, for resources, information, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

So, your spouse wants a divorce?! Whether you saw this coming or not, you are now faced with a reality that know one expects to ever have.  Yet, before you do or say something that may make things worse, make sure to listen to this episode. 
In this episode, Kimberly discusses:
1.  How to engage in a conversation with your spouse about the divorce,
2. What to do if you receive a divorce summons or filing,
3. Why ignoring divorce papers can cost you a lot of money, 
4.  The first steps to take after learning your spouse wants a divorce, and more.
If no one else has said it, then let us be the reminder that you are not alone, you are loved, and you will get through this.
 
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, www.growngirldivorce.com, for resources, information, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.
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Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Are you preparing to interview a divorce attorney? 
Are you a mom worried about how divorce will impact your kids?
Do you feel overwhelmed by the divorce process and it hasn't even started? 
Do you want to make the most out of your lawyer interview?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, then this episode is for you!  Interviewing lawyers can be overwhelming especially because you are trying to find the right lawyer to help you address intimate issues about your family and finances.   We get it!  In this episode, Kimberly shares with you:
1.  The parenting questions to ask during the divorce consultation,
2. How to frame the parenting questions so that you get a straight answer,
3. The parenting questions to avoid so you don't waste your time during the divorce interview,
4.  How to tell if the divorce lawyer is just telling you what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear,
5. Why certain lawyer responses are red flags (a/k/a don't hire this lawyer), and more!
Do not meet with a divorce or family attorney without listening to this episode first. You, and your children, will be so glad you did!
Grown Girl Divorce podcast is a space of relatability for Black women considering and going through a divorce. These are girlfriend conversations to educate and empower you through the process. Our host, Kimberly A. Cook, Esq., is a highly acclaimed divorce attorney and mediator breaking down divorce misinformation, dismantling stereotypes on Black families, and shining the light on the importance of diverse representation in family law. Grown Girl Divorce podcast guests are primarily women of Color providing expert information or personal stories as a way to give voice to and support Black women going through divorce. 
Be sure to check out our website, www.growngirldivorce.com, for resources, information, and more.  Follow us on social media and listen to our Spotify playlists.  We believe sharing is caring so please share our resources and information with your girlfriends, colleagues, and family, because you never know who needs the support.
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