Welcome To Splitsville Podcast

YOUR OFF-RAMP TO GETTING ON WITH YOUR LIFE


Touchstone Family Law’s founder, Leigh Sellers, serves as your guide through the foreign world of Splitsville – an alien place with its own rules, its own expectations, and even its own language. You won't find it on Google Maps, and your GPS won't work here. So if you’re feeling lost, you’re in the right place.

With decades of experience serving clients in North Carolina and South Carolina, Leigh Sellers is the seasoned divorce attorney with the answers you seek. “Welcome to Splitsville” tackles some of the trickiest topics in the family law field, including separation, how to get a divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, adultery, division of property, and more.

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Dealing With Mortgage Debt and Refinancing After Divorce

Divorcing couples often find themselves at a loss when trying to determine how to handle what is often their largest asset, the family home. Who stays in the home? What does the person who is… read more


What is a Guardian Ad Litem? with Hollie Bennett

A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a community volunteer appointed by the court to serve children by advocating for their best interests before the court. When appropriate, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem… read more


Can I Get My Child Support Changed Due to COVID-19?

The world has been facing a public health crisis that has caused significant economic changes and uncertainty. In the first two quarters of the year, families that are both intact and separated are facing increasing… read more


How Do You Raise Kids With Your Ex?

One of the more prominent narratives surrounding separation and divorce involves ex-spouses being at each other’s throats and constantly arguing with one another. Such a hostile environment not only affects the former couple but negatively… read more


How You’re Screwing Up Your Divorce Case

The outcome of divorce and custody cases isn’t just dependent on your attorney or the judge. Believe it or not, your attitude and decisions during the whole process are going to affect how it all… read more


Alcoholism and Child Custody with Chris Beck of Soberlink

Child custody cases are often the toughest types of cases that go through family court. Far too often, those cases involve parents with alcohol and substance abuse issues. Some states, including North Carolina, allow for… read more


What is a Custody Evaluation? with Dr. Sean Knuth

Child custody cases are often the toughest types of cases in family court. Frequently, lawyers must call upon experts outside the legal field for assistance. In this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore what… read more


What is a Divorce Coach? With Sandra Lee of Emerge Victorious

On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore what a divorce coach does and explore how utilizing a coach can help you navigate your divorce. Today’s conversation is with Sandra Lee, a divorce coach… read more


Do I Need a Prenup ?

You did the proposal, the ring, and the “yes!”  Now, you’re attacking your wedding planning To-Dos. The modern wedding planning to-do list frequently includes some variation of “discuss getting a prenup.” On this episode of… read more


What Happens to My Fur Babies in a Divorce?

There are many things to consider during a divorce. How will the assets be split? Where do the kids spend the holidays? Who gets the record collection? One question we are starting to hear with… read more


Does Your Diagnosis Matter in Your Child Custody Case?

Child custody cases are tough on everyone. When one parent has a mental health diagnosis things can get very complicated. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore how a parent’s mental health diagnosis… read more


The Role of a Child Therapist in Divorce Court

Custody cases are very complex and can include many experts who often are called upon to testify in court. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore the role of a child therapist in… read more


How Do You Fill Out a Financial Declaration in an Alimony Case?

Divorce can be an overwhelming process for many especially with all the numbers and forms required. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore an area that can be one of the most daunting… read more


How to Protect Yourself From Invasion of Privacy During Divorce

You might be shocked to find out getting a divorce is not the most private matter. On this episode of Splitsville, we explore the area of computer forensics and talk about how you can protect… read more


How a Child Therapist Can Help Families Going Through a Divorce

Divorce and adjusting to the new family dynamic of living in two separate households can be overwhelming for anyone, especially children. On this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore how a child therapist can… read more


How do you use a Financial Advisor in a Collaborative Divorce?

Divorce does not have to be an exclusively adversarial process. Today, collaborative divorce is becoming more mainstream and in this episode of Welcome to Splitsville, we explore the benefits of using a financial advisor in… read more


How Can I Get Out of an Abusive Relationship?

There are several areas of family law that are darker than most, and one is the topic of this episode, domestic violence. If you are in one a relationship that is abusive and thinking of… read more


Can I Move with the Children?

Are you divorced or separated with children and considering a move, either just for yourself or with a new partner? The elevatable question pops up, can move with my children, to another city or another… read more


Am I Legally Married?

Are you questioning if you are legally married, or you may know you are legally married but a problem has occurred and now you want to see if you can get out of it without… read more


“Top 5 Mistakes Divorcing Parents Make” with Trey Ishee

Doctor Trey Ishee of Southeast Psych joins the podcast this week to discuss common mistakes divorcing parents make. Trey shares personal anecdotes from his career as well as a number of strategies to overcome these… read more


How to Get a Simple Divorce

You’ve been separated for a year. No assets, no kids, not even a dog to fight about. You just want a quick and simple divorce so you can move on with your life. You may even… read more


“How to Divorce a Narcissist” with Breta Collins

Breta Collins of Dilworth Counseling is back to discuss the unpleasant task of divorcing a narcissist. The Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their… read more


How to Prepare for Mediation in Divorce & Child Custody Cases

Mediation is a wonderful opportunity to resolve your dispute without throwing your case on the mercy of a judge. In fact, courts in North Carolina and South Carolina require mediation for most divorce and child custody… read more


“How Am I Going to Buy a House?” with Diane McDermott

Diane McDermott is back to walk you through the ins and outs of buying your post-divorce home. After a stressful home-buying experience during her own divorce, Diane has focused her real estate business on guiding divorcing women… read more


“Where Will I Live?” with Diane McDermott

Purchasing a home after a divorce can be an overwhelming process. Adding stress to the process, this is often the first time a person has bought a home by themselves. Struggling with this process after… read more


How to Get a Simple Divorce

You’ve been separated for a year. No assets, no kids, not even a dog to fight about. You just want a quick and simple divorce so you can move on with your life. You may even… read more


Developing a Holiday Child Custody Schedule Everyone Can Feel Good About

The holidays are often a stressful time for any family, but for a newly divorced family, the holidays can be disastrous. Can I take the kids to my parents for Thanksgiving? Why should he get to… read more


How to Prepare for Mediation in Divorce & Child Custody Cases

Mediation is a wonderful opportunity to resolve your dispute without throwing your case on the mercy of a judge. In fact, courts in North Carolina and South Carolina require mediation for most divorce and child custody… read more


Financial Pitfalls in Divorce with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Beth Gregg

One of my goals when working with a divorcing client is to help them create a positive financial future for themselves after divorce. I do that by collaborating with professional Financial Analysts like Beth Gregg. Beth… read more


“How Am I Going to Buy a House?” with Diane McDermott

Diane McDermott is back to walk you through the ins and outs of buying your post-divorce home. After a stressful home-buying experience during her own divorce, Diane has focused her real estate business on guiding divorcing women… read more


“Top 5 Mistakes Divorcing Parents Make” with Trey Ishee

Doctor Trey Ishee of Southeast Psych joins the podcast this week to discuss common mistakes divorcing parents make. Trey shares personal anecdotes from his career as well as a number of strategies to overcome these… read more


What a Private Investigator Can Do for You with PI Jan Barefoot

Suspected infidelity, child custody actions, divorce actions, and domestic violence are just a few of the reasons a person may consider hiring a private investigator. In this episode, your host and guide, Charlotte Family Law Attorney… read more


“How to Divorce a Narcissist” with Breta Collins

Breta Collins of Dilworth Counseling is back to discuss the unpleasant task of divorcing a narcissist. The Mayo Clinic defines narcissistic personality disorder as a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their… read more


“Where Will I Live?” with Real Estate Broker Diane McDermott

Purchasing a home after a divorce can be an overwhelming process. Adding stress to the process, this is often the first time a person has bought a home by themselves. Struggling with this process after… read more


Financial Pitfalls in Divorce with Beth Gregg, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

One of my goals when working with a divorcing client is to help them create a positive financial future for themselves after divorce. I do that by collaborating with professional Financial Analysts like Beth Gregg. Beth… read more


How Do We Tell the Kids? With Breta Collins, Marriage & Family Therapist

For some parents, the prospect of telling their children about the decision to divorce can be among the most difficult parts of the process. What do we tell them? How much do we tell them? Are… read more


What a Private Investigator Can Do for You with PI Jan Barefoot

Suspected infidelity, child custody actions, divorce actions, and domestic violence are just a few of the reasons a person may consider hiring a private investigator. In this episode, your host and guide, Charlotte Family Law Attorney… read more


Divorce, Debt, & Bankruptcy with Attorney Heather Culp

While many people are familiar with divorce stemming from infidelity, abuse, addiction, or growing apart, what’s not often discussed is the toll that financial stress can take on a marriage. Job loss, illness, disability, student loans, poor… read more


Co-Parenting: What Is It and How Do You Achieve It?

Co-parenting is a concept where both parents continue parenting the children in much the same way as when the family lived under one roof. When both parents are committed to the process, co-parenting can provide… read more


Should I Hire a PI?

In divorce situations, private investigators are often called upon to help build a case and establish certain facts that are important to a client. However, what many clients don’t know is that not all private investigators are… read more


How Much Will Alimony Be?

Alimony is often a stressful subject for anyone in a combined financial relationship. How much will I get? How much will I have to pay? How long does alimony last? In this episode, your host and… read more


Should I Take Half the Money in the Bank Account?

Taking money from a bank account prior to or during a separation or divorce can feel like the right thing to do. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses why your best move… read more


How Do I Win Custody of My Children?

“What will happen to my children during separation and divorce?” This is a question every family law attorney encounters and it is fraught with anxiety and fear. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers,… read more


What Do I Need to Know About Child Support?

Child support is often among the most contentious issues in a child custody matter. Whether you’re planning on paying or receiving child support, chances are you have more than a few questions. In this episode, your host… read more


How Do I Stay Out of Court?

“We do not want to go to court.” Often, this is one of the first things people say during the initial consultation. Fortunately, there is no shortage of options for resolving a divorce outside of… read more


How Do I Prepare to Meet My Attorney?

Your initial consultation with a divorce attorney is your opportunity to get the information you need to make the right choices moving forward. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, provides you with the tips… read more


When Can I Date?

When it comes to dating, the laws in North Carolina & South Carolina differ significantly. In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, breaks down some of those differences and provides actionable advice to keep you… read more


Can We Use the Same Attorney?

In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses another question many newcomers to Splitsville have, “Can We Use the Same Attorney?” Key insights from the episode: 1:15 – Why you can’t use the same divorce… read more


How Much Will This Cost Me?

In this episode, your host and guide, Attorney Leigh Sellers, discusses another question many newcomers to Splitsville have, “How Much Will This Cost Me?” Key insights from the episode: 1:27 – The factors that go into the cost… read more


Do I Need a Lawyer?

Divorce is a legal proceeding, so the question is not “do I need an attorney?,” the question is “which attorney do I choose?” In this episode, North & South Carolina Family Law Attorney Leigh Sellers discusses the… read more


What Do I Need to Do First?

Veteran Divorce Lawyer, Leigh Sellers, serves as your guide through the foreign world of Splitsville – an alien place with its own rules, its own expectations, and even its own language. You won’t find it… read more