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The Dignified Divorce with Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC

The Dignified Divorce with Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC

By ADR Law
Kim is a pioneer in Alternative Divorce Resolution (ADR): fostering an atmosphere of cooperation and privacy for spouses seeking a respectful and non-litigious transition into a separate life.

The Dignified Divorce features conversations with guests and tips on how to successfully navigate this step in life.

Kim's firm focuses on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement in litigated matrimonial cases.
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Estate Planning After Divorce
Couples spend so much time planning their future during their manage but what happens to that after a Divorce. What we're seeing in the news with Bill and Melinda Gates, is that there needs to be a lot of planning even when it comes to ending that future together.  So is the case with estate planning. There is much to be done regarding wills, trusts, and more so Karen Birnbaum, Esq. is here to help us figure out and organize that Estate Planning to-do list after a divorce.   About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922. Follow us on Facebook - http://bit.ly/HEAfb Instagram - http://bit.ly/HEAPinstagram LinkedIn - http://bit.ly/HEAli
32:21
May 14, 2021
How To Get Your Financial House in Order Before, During and After Divorce.
There’s always a lot of issues to face when it comes to divorce, and finance is usually one of the more complex ones. Many people about to start the divorce process often ask what they can do to prepare for how assets and property will be split. That’s why we've brought on special guest Nancy B. Kaye, MBA who is a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. In this episode, Nancy gives great insight on what to expect, what to look for and most of all what to avoid when it comes to finances and divorce.  About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922. Follow us on Facebook - http://bit.ly/HEAfb Instagram - http://bit.ly/HEAPinstagram LinkedIn - http://bit.ly/HEAli
29:49
May 7, 2021
Life, Divorce and Lessons Learned with David Levenstein
Producer and friend, David Levenstein joins us to talk about life, divorce and lessons learned. He shares the knowledge he's gained from two divorces and helps us bust the myth of the pit bull divorce lawyer and illustrate why mediation is the obvious choice for divorce to save time, money and anguish.  About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922. Follow us on Facebook - http://bit.ly/HEAfb Instagram - http://bit.ly/HEAPinstagram LinkedIn - http://bit.ly/HEAli
37:11
April 9, 2021
How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce
Children are the most important aspect of divorce and deciding when and how to tell them is such a big decision.  It's the first in a series of co-parenting decisions you're going to have to make when going through a divorce.  On this episode we're so delighted to be joined by Divorce & Co-Parenting Coach Rosalind Sedacca who founded the Child-Centered Divorce Network for parents ten years after her own divorce which took place when her son was eleven years old. Rosalind wrote an internationally acclaimed ebook, to which we've named this episode after, How Do I Tell the Kids About The Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide To Preparing Your Children — With Love! It contains fill-in-the-blank templates that parents can customize about their own family. About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922. Follow us on Facebook - http://bit.ly/HEAfb Instagram - http://bit.ly/HEAPinstagram LinkedIn - http://bit.ly/HEAli
35:15
April 2, 2021
What Is Parental Alienation and How To Avoid It
On this episode we're discussing Parental Alienation with our special guest Dr. Roxane Polak, a psychologist who specializes in relationships, divorce counseling and consults as a family child specialist. We discuss what exactly Parental Alienation is, how you can identify it and how to avoid it in your relationship.    About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922. Follow us on Facebook - http://bit.ly/HEAfb Instagram - http://bit.ly/HEAPinstagram LinkedIn - http://bit.ly/HEAli
36:02
March 12, 2021
When Is the Right Time To Start Dating After Divorce
Just about everyone going through a divorce gets to the point where they think they are ready to start dating. I myself thought I was ready before I actually was, simply because I was able to identify what I didn't like about my marriage. I was wrong! Coming to the decision to start dating after a divorce is a process, and that's why we're happy to have our special guest, Heidi Krantz, Professional Life Coach and Speaker!  Heidi is the founder of Reinvention Life Coaching. She is a published author and a well known speaker who coaches individuals and groups to accomplish their goals in every aspect of their lives. Heidi is the podcast host of Breakup to Breakthrough with Coach Heidi K as well as the cohost of a TV series called “Have You Heard” powered by Rude Rangers Entertainment. In this episode we cover some tips on what to do and what not to do when restarting your dating life after divorce!  About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922. Follow us on Facebook - http://bit.ly/HEAfb Instagram - http://bit.ly/HEAPinstagram LinkedIn - http://bit.ly/HEAli
27:44
March 5, 2021
What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy and Divorce
Marital debt and what to do with it is often one of the big issues in divorce.  Our special guest, Heath Berger is one of the most respected consumer bankruptcy practitioners on Long Island. Heath gets a lot of calls from people who get nothing in their divorce and then owe money from fees. Avoid falling into this category and get some other tips on how to handle bankruptcy and divorce in this episode. About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922.
27:12
February 26, 2021
What Happens to the Marital Residence After Divorce
In recent years the divorce rate for those 50 and older have increased substantially.  The divorce rate for those 65 and older has tripled since 1990.  These divorces, commonly dubbed grey divorce, present a unique set of financial challenges.  Many often wonder what will happen to their house during a divorce?  Our guest on this episode, Tim Kennedy of US Mortgage Corp, brings some options on how to handle these challenges especially with the marital residence.   Reach Tim at 631-750-0520 or email him at Tim.Kennedy@USMortgage.com  About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim and ADR visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922.
35:41
February 5, 2021
How Is Debt Split in a Divorce?
How debt is divided is something everyone wonders about when going through a divorce.  How do family courts split up debt? Is it different during mediation?  Has the pandemic had a bigger impact on divorce and debt?  Our guest today, Leslie Tayne, Esq. is a highly respected debt attorney, advisor and author of the book "Life & Debt: A Fresh Approach to Achieving Financial Wellness."  Leslie answers all of our questions and provides excellent insight on how to tackle this important issue. Get a copy of her book here https://amzn.to/3iXRmAj  About Kim For more than 25 years, Kim Ciesinski has focused her legal career exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. She represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including custody, parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, child support, distribution of assets, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as post-judgment proceedings. Sadly, the word “divorce” has become synonymous with “destruction.” But Kim believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Ms. Ciesinski believes that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit through a healthy, positive process. She strives to move clients through this often devastating experience by thinking out of the box and creating realistic long term goals to make the transition from marriage to divorce less traumatic. To that end, Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. For more info on Kim and ADR visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922.
34:34
January 29, 2021
A Personal Divorce Story and the Pitfalls of Divorce Litigation
We've been bringing on divorce experts on our past few episodes so on this show our special guest Tom Russo joins us to share his own personal divorce experience and the pitfalls of traditional divorce litigation.  For more info on Kim and ADR visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922.
35:59
January 15, 2021
How To Thrive After Trauma
Shari Botwin joins us on this episode to discuss how to thrive after trauma.  If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit https://www.thehotline.org.  You'll also find great resources at https://www.womenslawproject.org.  And you can find out more about our guest Shari Botwin at http://www.sharibotwin.com. For more info on Kim and ADR visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922.
35:27
January 9, 2021
The Difference Between A Traditional Divorce Attorney And Alternative Divorce Resolution
On this special episode, I switch seats with David Levenstein who interviews me on the difference between the traditional divorce process and Alternative Divorce Resolution.   Understanding how each works can drastically help you throughout your divorce. For more info visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922.
39:09
January 8, 2021
How to Co-Parent Through the Holidays
On this episode we discuss how to co-parent through the holidays with our special guest  Dr. Roxane Polack. Dr Polack is a psychologist specializing in relationships, divorce counseling and she consults as a family child specialist in collaborative divorce cases. For more info on Kim and ADR visit https://adrlawny.com or call 516-308-2922.
35:50
December 24, 2020
The Unique Financial Challenges That Women Face During and After Divorce
Special guest financial advisor Stacy Francis joins us on this episode as we discuss the financial challenges that women face during and after divorce.
36:13
December 11, 2020
The Challenges Men Face During and After Divorce
Divorce Coach Marc Miller joins us on this episode to discuss the challenges men face during and after their divorce.  Happily… Even After is hosted by Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC Kim focuses her practice on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. Get more info here!
35:56
December 4, 2020
Happily Even After with Vertigo Media Group
We turn the tables on this episode as Kim is actually the guest of Vertigo Media Group's President & CEO Lisa Mirable! 
24:51
November 23, 2020
Women Entering The Workforce After Divorce
Getting a divorce is difficult enough.  It is particularly difficult for women who have been out of the workforce for years and now must return.  Listen and learn from our guest Executive Coach, Kerrian Fournier  provide tips and offer sound advice for women re-entering the workforce. HELPFUL RESOURCES: Exercise - Choosing Before Doing: https://bit.ly/36WwNyj StandOut Assessment - https://bit.ly/2IXYC1g Programs to Help Re-entry: https://bit.ly/3lKGjuK Get in touch with Kim!  Website - https://bit.ly/36Td0A7 Facebook - https://bit.ly/3nHZs0T LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3kLb6GF
42:31
November 20, 2020
Happily Even After 11/12/20
On this episode Kim is going by special guest Dr. Roxanne Polak who is a psychologist specializing in relationships and divorce counciling.
37:08
November 12, 2020
Happily Even After 11/5/20
On this episode, Kim Ciesinski Esq. PLLC explains why Divorce should be handled outside of the legal system
35:07
November 5, 2020
Happily Even After 10/22/20
As a leader in the field of matrimonial law, Kim Ciesinski, attorney and owner of ADR Law, discusses her career path, momentous experiences, challenges and her vision for the future. Get inspired and listen to Kim as she shares her journey in these exciting podcast episodes!
34:22
October 22, 2020