In this episode, Susan Guthrie, top family law attorney and mediator, and the former host of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast, chats with The Divorcierge, Karen Bigman, about her top tips to help you manage your Divorce like a Boss and importantly, how to avoid the pitfalls that so many people make.

Each year, January arrives with a flurry of divorce filings earning it the moniker the "Divorce Month."  The stress of the hoidays and the fresh beginning that so many seek at the start of a new year, combine to spur many to decide that divorce is the right path for them.  Often however, life only gets more complicated as the myriad of details, decisions and emotions that are involved in the process are overwhelming and mistakes are often made.  Karen Bigman, The Divorcierge, specializes in helping people to manage their divorce in all stages, from pre-divorce planning, through the process and into life beyond.  Much as a hotel concierge has special training and knowledge to help you to navigate your destination city, Karen is the project manager who helps clients to take charge of their divorce process and their lives.  Karen shares invaluable tips and advice for getting on top of your divorce and this episode will help you to avoid the pitfalls that so many fall into.  After all, you don't know what you don't know - but Karen does!  Take a listen to this episode and manage your divorce rather than letting the process manage you!

Here are some highlights from the episode:

7:00  How a Divorce Concierge can help you to navigate your divorce.

9:30  How to combat the fear and negative emotions you feel when facing divorce.

13:25  Why failing to prepare for life after divorce is a big pitfall and what to do.

16:00  Some things to think about even if your kids are 18 or older.

28:30  What is the "Greek Chorus" and how can it negatively affect your divorce.  

30:15  How a Divorce Concierge or other divorce professional can SAVE you money in your divorce.

Karen Bigman, The Divorcierge, partners with individuals going through divorce, consulting with them on how to navigate the emotional, financial and logistical issues. She uses her own divorce experience and her compassion for individuals navigating high-conflict divorce to act as a confidante and non-judgemental advocate for her clients.

Karen’s work includes pre-divorce planning, helping clients to hire their divorce team, completing preliminary financial statements and organizing the myriad of documents for discovery. Her services include on-going one-on-one coaching including career and dating post-divorce. The Divorcierge also holds divorce & financial workshops & seminars in the New York City area.
The Divorcierge has become global and now grown to include male clients. Karen’s background includes a B.S.B.A. from Boston University, a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, Martha Beck Life Coach and iPEC Coach certification. Karen is a CDC® Certified Divorce Coach. Her articles have been featured in the Huffington Post, Medium,, and BetterAfter50.

 You can find out more about Karen Bigman, The Divorcierge, her services, her NYC Workshops, Support Group and her program "Breaking the Divorce Code: The Ultimate Guide to Divorce" on her website www.thedivorcierge.comListeners of the podcast will receive $25 off the program cost by using the codes: 

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Links to Resources referenced in this episode:

Divorced Girl Smiling

Hello Divorce

It's Over Easy

Lili Vasileff, CDFA


 SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Susan also provides legal coaching and divorce mediation services to select clients around the world through an online platform.  Find out more at



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