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Diana Shepherd, CDFA®

Diana Shepherd has over 30 years of experience as a marketing, branding, SEO, copywriting, editing, and publishing expert. As Content Director for Family Lawyer Magazine, Divorce Magazine, and Divorce Marketing Group, she oversees all corporate content development and frequently creates SEO-friendly videos, podcasts, and copy for family law and financial firms. The Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine and Divorce Marketing Group, Diana is an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues. She has written hundreds of articles geared towards both family law professionals and divorcing people, and she has both performed and taught on-page SEO for 20+ years. Diana spent eight years as the Marketing Director for the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts® (IDFA®), and she has been a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® since 2006. While at IDFA, she wrote, designed, and published The IDFA Marketing Guide, and she also created seminars for CDFA professionals to present to family lawyers (approved for CLE), as well as to separated and divorcing individuals. She has represented both DMG and IDFA at industry conferences and events across North America, and she has given marketing as well as divorce financial seminars at many of those conferences.


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    Matt Larson

    The study you sited is from a PHD STUDENT who did not have the backing of an accredited university. You lawyers will do anything to protect your billable hours in custody fights.

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      Diana Shepherd

      Hi Matt.

      This article was written by two prominent Forensic Psychologists – Dr. Linda Smith and Dr. Eric Frazer – not by lawyers. I understand your frustration if you have recently gone through a custody battle. Even if only one parent in a custody dispute is angry or bitter, they can drag out the court proceedings, which drives up the legal bills.

      For your children’s sake, I hope you and your ex-spouse can find a way to co-parent peacefully now that (hopefully!) the dust has settled. For example, a technique called “Parallel Parenting” might work for you; check out this article to see if it resonates with you: www.divorcemag.com/blog/parallel-co-parenting-in-high-conflict-divorce-tips-for-making-it-work


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