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Disrupting Divorce: Conversations for Women

Dec 11, 2020

In this episode, Rhonda talks to Seth Nelson, a Managing Partner of Nelson Koster Family Law, about knowing the questions to ask regarding parenting and financial issues women are facing during divorce.

A message from Seth to women going through divorce:

  1. Breathe - as easy as it sounds, remember to breathe. Realize that this is a legal process and you’re going to get through it
  2. Live your life, not your divorce
  3. Focus on what you’re getting instead of what you’re losing

PEACE stands for:

        P - Parenting

        E - Equitable distribution

        A - Alimony

        C - Child Support

        E - Everything else

Preparing on time and asking the right questions makes divorce process much faster. PEACE provides the subject matter of those questions.

Contact Information and Other Resources

Our guest today was Seth Nelson, a Managing Partner of Nelson Koster Family Law and Mediation. Seth has been practicing law for over 20 years and have focused exclusively on Family Law for over a dozen years. He has been very involved in a legal organization that focuses on Family Law. Seth is a certified Family Law Mediator and has acted as a mediator and/or represented clients at mediation in over 1000 cases.

He is also a fellow podcast host of “How to Split a Toaster: A divorce podcast about saving your relationships”.

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems.

“I have been through a divorce and have a young child. As difficult as the divorce process can be, especially when there are kids involved, things will get better,” he said when asked about the divorce process.

At Nelson Koster, the motto is “Helping good people through difficult times.” This is Mr. Nelson’s aim in every case, though how he works to achieve it varies greatly with each family’s unique situation.

From an early age, he has always wanted to help people. After law school he found that he could do the greatest good by helping people through one of the most difficult times of their lives. Being a divorcee himself, as well as a father, he understands what you’re going through.

Mr. Nelson focuses on Florida divorce law, Florida Family Law, and Florida Family Law Mediation. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida’s College of Law. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold, Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Returning home to Tampa, he then worked for other Florida law firms before establishing his own practice in South Tampa. Since 2008, he has been the sole shareholder of Nelson Koster.

Mr. Nelson is a registered mediator with the Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator Association, and is currently a Member of the Executive Council for the Stann Givens Family Law Inns of Court. He also served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and continues to serve on its Executive Council. He has been given excellent ratings by Superlawyers and Avvo Ratings, and has been honored to receive Super Lawyer’s 2012 Rising Star award and 2014, 2015 2016, 2017 and 2018 Super Lawyer award.

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Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.

In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women’s Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.

Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

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