Akiona Law Podcast

Join us as founding attorney, Lani Akiona, interviews industry experts on everything you need to know about family law and divorce in Washington.

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Factors of Awarding Spousal Maintenance with Attorney Kati Peterson – Part 1

Lani sits down with Attorney Kati Peterson to discuss the factors of awarding spousal maintenance.

Remedies if Your Spouse Isn’t Paying Spousal Maintenance with Attorney Kati Peterson – Part 2

Lani continues her conversation with Attorney Kati Peterson on spousal maintenance. In this episode, Lani and Kati focus on remedies in the event your spouse isn’t paying spousal maintenance.

What is a Limited License Legal Technician? With LLLT Jeanne Barrans – Part 1

In today’s episode I talked to Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT), Jeanne Barrans, about what a LLLT is and what they do. We also discussed how these professionals can help in a family law or divorce case and how that differs with what attorneys and paralegals can do.

What is the LLLT Program? With LLLT Jeanne Barrans – Part 2

In today’s episode I continue my conversation with Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT), Jeanne Barrans. We focus on the LLLT program and what it is.

Immigration Law with Attorney Brandon Gillin – Part 1

In today’s episode I talked to immigration lawyer, Brandon Gillin.  We discuss the Affidavit of Support, form I-864 which in most cases is required when seeking lawful permanent residency, a green card.

Immigration Law with Attorney Brandon Gillin – Part 2

In today’s episode I continue my conversation with immigration lawyer, Brandon Gillin and the Affidavit of Support. We discuss how divorce does not terminate the US citizen’s Affidavit of Support obligation.

Discussing the Role of Guardian Ad Litem With Family Law Attorney, Elise Buie – Part 1

In today’s episode I talked to family law attorney, Elise Buie, about the role of the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and why someone would need one. Or, why a court appoints a Guardian ad Litem in a family law or divorce case.

Discussing the Role of a Parent Coordinator With Family Law Attorney, Elise Buie – Part 2

In today’s episode I continue my conversation with family law attorney, Elise Buie. We discuss the role of the parenting coordinator and what the difference is between the parenting coordinator and a Guardian ad Litem.

What I Would Have Done Differently In My Family Law Case

In today’s episode, I talk with a former client about what he would have done differently in his family law case knowing what he knows now.

Helping Nontraditional Families Navigate The Legal Process With Family Law Attorney Nathan Cliber – Part 1

Helping polyamorous families or more than two people in a committed relationship navigate divorce and family law issues.

Helping Nontraditional Families Navigate The Legal Process With Family Law Attorney Nathan Cliber – Part 2

How to create structures or legal structures in terms of polyamorous couples, especially when there’s children involved.

Co-parenting Advice From The Successful Coach, Mediator and Author, Karen Bonnell

Discover why you need to create a child-centered parenting plan. The established co-parenting coach and author Karen Bonnell sat with us to explain why this is essential for you, your former spouse, and your children.

How Being a Child of Divorce, Shaped My Approach to Family Law with Divorce & Family Law Attorney, Nathan Cliber

In today’s episode, I welcome back family law attorney, Nathan Cliber. He shares how his parents’ divorce when he was a teenager impacts the way he approaches divorce & family law and his clients.

Recovery and Family Law with Divorce & Family Law Attorney, Jules Butler

In today’s episode, I talked to family law attorney, Jules Butler about addiction and how it can affect your divorce proceedings.

The Value Of Having an Estate Planning Attorney with Kanoa Ostrem

Estate Planning attorney, Kanoa Ostrem, discusses the importance of managing your estate. He outlines why you should know where your assets are going, whether they will pass through probate, and who will be in charge of carrying out your wishes.

The Challenges Of Divorce And Co-Parenting

In today’s episode, I talk with former Marine and divorced father, Eddie Dzialo. We discuss how putting your child first can lay the groundwork for being a successful co-parent.

What Is A Collaborative Divorce? With Attorney Roy Martin

In today’s episode I talk to attorney, Roy Martin about one of the best benefits of collaborative divorce – maintaining trust and goodwill between both parties.

Discussing The Three Coaching Buckets With Successful Coach, Mediator and Author, Karen Bonnell

Consultant, writer, and mentor Karen S. Bonnell returns to the Akiona Law Podcast! Karen discusses her three Coaching Buckets for parents and dives into her most recent book, which she co-wrote with Patricia Papernow, Ph.D.: The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating, to Getting Serious, to Forming a “Blended Family.”