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Divorce Sucks with Laura Wasser

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Family Law Attorney Laura Wasser answers questions, shares anecdotes and chats with opinionated men and women, innovative thought-leaders and celebrities about breaking up, getting divorced and moving on.
There's no way around it... breaking up sucks... but it doesn't have to be that way!

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Today Laura invites you into her private book club and introducers two of her favorite authors, behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards who wrote “Captivate” and feminist Leslie Morgan Steiner the author of the memoir, “The Naked Truth.”
Laura listens today to the voices of several real men and women who share their own stories about their divorces. She shares tips for anyone considering divorce including what to avoid and what to expect from the process.
Laura is joined today by the "Fairy Godmother of Divorce" Nicole Noonan of New Chapter Financial and “The Credit Queen,” Angela Setters Bessard of Conquer Credit Management. The three ladies discuss ways to finance your divorce, and how to rebuild your credit post-divorce. On the Sunny Side Up Report, Laura and Johnnie discuss the divorce news of the day.
F*** Divorce Finances

F*** Divorce Finances


Divorce has a profound effect on the finances of both parties. This is true even if just one of the spouses did the acquiring, or incurring of debts, and even if just one spouse is listed as owner of the property or asset. Don’t be scared though, because Laura calls in the big financial guns in this episode. Todays guest is Jason Crowley. He is one of the select few financial professionals to hold the credentials of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). Listen and learn about the intersection of divorce and personal finances, divorce mortgage planning and how to divide stock options and restricted stock units (RSUs). On the Sunny Side Up Report, Laura and Johnnie discuss the new trend in “Split Lit,” the latest from the Toronto Film Festival, and Laura shares some secret knowledge that divorce attorneys know about marriage. Plus, why is singer Adele so perky after her divorce?
Beauty Queen Jackie Siegel, the wife of Billionaire Timeshare King David Siegel and the star of the award-winning documentary The Queen of Versailles shares her family’s story with Laura. She reveals how the untimely loss of their 18-year-old daughter Victoria to a drug overdose changed the way she and her husband parent their children. During the conversation, Jackie reveals details from Victoria’s Voice, the book she and her husband published, which includes their daughters diary chronicling the year before her death. Laura and Jackie discuss ways parents can become more involved in their kid’s lives to ensure their safety against drug abuse. Jackie also explains the important work inspired by Victoria’s death that she and her husband are undertaking with the Victoria Siegel Foundation to reduce drug experimentation, addiction and overdose deaths across the United States.
Laura is joined by Cannabis Law expert, Attorney Alexa Steinberg for a frank conversation about weed, flower and the best CBD products. Find out what happens when weed enters divorce, and how it can enhance your mood. On the Sunny Side Up Report, Laura and Johnnie discuss the latest celebrity divorces and other break up news of the day.
F*** it.  Get a Divorce!

F*** it. Get a Divorce!


The truth is, love does not conquer all, which is why you may be ready to say f*** it and get a divorce. Laura is joined today by two divorcees—top New York City Realtor Katherine Gauthier and entrepreneur Steve Kane, the author of the book "F*** it. Get a Divorce.” Both guests open up about their own recent divorce stories, revealing what it is that finally propelled them to make this profound change. You’ll also hear tips to help make the next chapter way better than the last. On the Sunny Side Up Report, Laura and Johnnie are joined by Beverly Hills High School royalty, Homecoming Queen Leslie Paul. The three former schoolmates go through the divorce stories of the day including who is faking their marriage these days, the rock and roller who sobbed over their son’s divorce, the latest “B-ossip” and some surprising ways to save your marriage.
Divorce is a good reason to get organized. Professional organizer and outspoken creative, Jacqui Knapp joins Laura to share tips for divorcees to stay organized before, during and after divorce. Jacqui also reveals how her famous fashion designer mom’s divorce shaped the woman she’s become. They’re joined by journalist Hanna Horvath who writes for Policygenius the online insurance agency, to discuss some of the things you may not have thought about as you embark upon dissolving a marriage, including health, car and medical insurance. On the Sunny Side Up Report Laura and Johnnie serve up the latest celebrity divorce story about Miley Cyrus and the girl-on-girl kiss that preceded her divorce announcement, plus more ripped from the headlines about breaking up and moving on to the next chapter.
This week, Laura sits down with esteemed family law attorney Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP to discuss how to improve communication for couples, prenuptial agreements, and other relevant family law matters. Peter is the President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and one of the foremost experts in the U.S. on the subjects of family law and child custody. Today’s Sunny Side Up Report includes long term relationship advice from Rob Lowe, the most common arguments couples have, divorce lawyers share the strangest reasons for divorce, shopping for your wedding day on Amazon, and some surprising expenses in getting a divorce.
Laura sits down with author, C-suite advisor, key note speaker, and executive coach Charmaine McClarie to discuss how you can apply Charmaine’s professional coaching strategies to reclaim your power and represent yourself after a divorce. Charmaine and her work have been profiled in People Magazine, Forbes, Harvard Management Update, London Times, and The New York Times; and her clients include top executives at Coca-Cola, Gilead Sciences, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Starbucks, and T-Mobile. This week’s Sunny Side Up Report is dedicated to Laura's recently departed mother, Bunny Marcy Wasser (1945 - 2019), who passed away on July 27th. Bunny’s message of “…learning to dance in the rain…” scores the report today which Laura delivers solo. She highlights the new film ‘Marriage Story’ written and directed by Noah Baumbach about how his extremely personal story inspired his new Netflix project. Also in the report, Laura covers a royal divorce—and possibly a royal wedding??? Plus, how divorce changes friendships, what men should know before getting a divorce, and Gigi Gorgeous’ glamorous wedding.
Diving into the dating pool after a bad breakup or divorce is not easy, but at some point you’ll surely be ready, and that means hopefully – there will be sex! So let’s talk about sex. This week, Laura invites two experts in human sexuality to join her in the studio – sex therapist Dr. Emily Morse, a Doctor of Human Sexuality as well as an author and the host of the Sex with Emily podcast & radio show on SiruisXM Stars – And Polly Rodriguez, the CEO & Co-Founder of Unbound, “ online shop for when you’re feeling yourself,”as their Instagram description puts it oh-so-perfectly! In this week’s Sunny Side Up Report, you’ll hear how Hollywood keeps marriage alive by doing the work to become friends again with their exes, plus what’s a 'baby prenup,’ what’s new in Danish divorces, and shocking news about the latest trend in “Gray” divorces.
Divorcing a Narcissist

Divorcing a Narcissist


Welcome to the Narcissist Roundtable! Laura invites a panel of professionals into the studio to share advice that can help you navigate your way around a break up or a divorce from a narcissist. Laura speaks first with Divorce & Narcissistic Recover Coach Megan Holgate, the author of “How to Divorce a Narcissist And Not Get Screwed. Megan also explains why she created her online course “Stand Up And Free Yourself From Narcissists.” Next, Laura is joined by Kate Anthony - Divorce Coach and host of The Divorce Survival Guide podcast. She’s followed by Esteemed Family Law Attorneys Rebecca Zung & Susan Guthrie, who host “Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast.” They join the round table next to weigh in on the narcissistic tendencies that seem to be so prevalent in today’s relationships. In this week’s Sunny Side Up Report, we learn that Laura Dern is inspired Laura Wasser in a new film written and directed by Noah Baumbach starring Dern, Scarlett Johansson and Adam Drive. Laura and Johnnie also discover why Whoopi Goldberg blames herself for her three marriages not working out, what you lose when you gain a spouse, and they share some wonderful wedding night horror stories from Buzzfeed (you’re welcome).
Looking for a fresh start on that summer work out? This week, Laura sits down with Jennifer Giamo, an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education. Jennifer is the founder of Trainers in Transit LLC; a health and wellness company offering in-home & online personal training and nutrition services. She is also the creator of Fresh Start Fitness on Fresh Start Fitness is a free online wellness plan you can download to help you heal & thrive after divorce! What’s on the griddle in this week’s Sunny Side Up report? (hint, hint) Laura and Johnnie also weigh in on an interesting custody scenario from HBO’s smash drama series Big Little Lies, finalizing the Bezos divorce, and lessons from the world of k-pop.
Today Laura speaks to Washington State Matrimonial Law attorney and co-founder of Divorce Lawyers For Men, Frank Morris! Frank discusses the common challenges men face fighting for fair custody, reasonable support, and equal property division. In this week’s Sunny Side Up Report, Laura and Johnnie bring you divorce news from Hollywood and Seoul, Korea. They also share some relationship-saving advice that you can apply to your current relationship, or the next.
The divorce rate in America is at an all-time low, unless you’re over a certain age. Gray Divorce, Silver Splitters or Diamond Divorcees are clever terms that describe divorce after 50—which is on the rise. Today, Laura investigates the spike in Gray Divorces with two of New York’s finest Matrimonial Law attorneys from the law firm of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP– Emily S. Pollock, Esq. & Kelly A. Frawley, Esq. Laura and the New York attorneys compare and contrast practicing Family Law on the west coast with practicing Matrimonial Law on the east coast, and how the law in either state can effect divorce at any age. They’re joined by Avi Reichman, CPA CFF and Partner at Frankel Reichman & Rizzo LLP who sheds light on the unique financial issues that Gray Divorcees should consider before they proceed with dissolving a long-term marriage. On the Sunny Side Up Report, Laura & Johnnie discover Jada Pinket Smith’s secret to a successful marriage. They also share some cool summer travel tips for divorcees that won’t break the bank.
Relationship Tech

Relationship Tech


ROUNDTABLE! This week, Laura invites three leaders in the tech industry whose aim is advancing and improving modern relationships! Madeline Fraser, entrepreneur and creator of “The Ring Co.” app – a revolutionary new app that lets you customize your wedding ring; Leigh Isaacson, CEO and co-founder of “Dig”, the dog person’s dating app (you read that correctly); and Jonathan Verk, the creator and CEO of the “coParenter” app, which enables separating, divorced, and never-married parents to communicate about every day co-parenting responsibilities. Let’s talk about the future!
Susan Estrich, Esq.

Susan Estrich, Esq.


Laura sits down with lawyer, professor, politician, author and feminist powerhouse Susan Estrich! This femme trail blazer sheds light on some of the mistakes she made in her own divorce, who Laura’s father helped with, and how she’s written some dazzling new chapters in her own life. Susan drops wisdom all over this episode, volume all the way up folks. In this week’s Sunny Side Up Report, breaking news from Hollywood, wedding lore and why couples tying the knot should burry a bottle of bourbon at the wedding site before the big day, a few tips for blowing up your marriage, the good side of divorce, and Ireland voted to shorten the time it takes to get divorced(Amen!).
It’s a case nightmares are made of. As Laura mentioned this week, we’ve got your sneak peek into the new true-crime series, 22 Hours: An American Nightmare. It's the frightening story of a D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son, and housekeeper who were held hostage, tortured, and brutally murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. You won’t believe what happened during those last 22 hours alive, and the shocking trail of evidence that led police to the killer! Did he have help? Hear from key witnesses who reveal never-before heard details. Will this investigation lead to the release of discovered confidential audio recordings, so the public can hear the trial for the first time ever? Listen to the first episode now: New episodes will be available every Monday on and Apple Podcasts.  Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review!
This week, Laura Wasser sits down with former NFL’er & current FOX Sports analyst Matt Leinart to discuss how he was introduced to Laura, who guided him through the process of navigating his co-parenting relationship with Baby Mama, former USC basketball superstar Brynn Cameron, who now has a second child with NBA star Blake Cameron of the Detroit Pistons. On this week’s Sunny Side Up Report, a few relationship updates from Hollywood, what’s different for gay divorcees, a woman who maps out how she plans to get more sex after her divorce(YES!), navigating your return to the dating realm post-divorce, and where can you find a spouse who’s likelier to stick around, and WHY are there so many narcissists in the world today!?
This week, Laura’s guest is reality TV star and mega-realtor Tracy Tutor from Bravo TV’s hit show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (#MDLLA). Tracy was formerly known by her fans as Tracy Tutor-Maltas, but she dropped her ex-husband Jason Maltas’ last name once their divorce was final. Laura’s focus in this episode is on helping divorcees navigate the ins and outs of buying and selling marital property. Tracy’s understanding of real estate is not only global, but it’s epic. She is the first female real estate agent to be cast as a principle in the ensemble cast of Million Dollar Listing LA, and in real life, Tracy is one of the top Realtors at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Listen in as Laura and Tracy outline details that every divorcing spouse needs to know about dividing community property, and managing the marital residence before, during and after divorce. As the Lawyer and the Realtor chat, Tracy reveals what her real experience on BravoTV is like, including some exclusive details from behind the scenes that led to her shocking divorce. On today’s Sunny Side Up Report, Laura and Johnnie review the new book for kids about divorce called "The Incredible Shrinking Girl, A Divorce Story" by Julie Verner, PhD. They also discover a new marriage trend that allows couples to become “throuples.”
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