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How to Split a Toaster episode 722

Season Seven Mailbag! Questions From Our Listeners

It’s time to end our seventh season and what better way than to answer some of your questions! We’ve had a wide variety come in and tackle a number of them in today’s episode. Here are some of the questions we look at.

  1. I never legally adopted my spouse’s kids from a previous marriage, but I love them like my own. Will I lose the right to see them?
  2. What happens if divorce is against my/my spouse’s religion?
  3. My spouse is threatening suicide if I leave. What do I do?
  4. What if I can’t be in the same room as my ex because of PTSD? How is this handled in court?
  5. I have a shady/questionable past but I’ve totally cleaned up my act, but my ex is threatening to use my past against me to get full custody of the kids. He has old videos, proof etc. Am I screwed?
  6. My ex is threatening to publicly post embarrassing photos/content about me if I divorce them. Is there a legal action I can take to prevent this?
  7. I found out my ex is a bigamist and has spouses in other states. Are we really married? How does the court handle this?
  8. Assuming most divorces are the same or fall into similar categories, what qualifies as an exceptional or unusual/unique divorce?
  9. My spouse took off and I can’t find them to divorce them.

Lots of great information in today’s episode. We’ll have a few rebroadcasts after this episode, followed by some conversations with other attorneys at NLG before we kick off season eight in August. In the meantime, keep those listener questions coming!

Links & Notes

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.