Karen Stewart is the Founder and CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions, the first national divorce franchise company that is changing the way divorce happens and Bumble Bees Venture Capital, a VC with a strong social cause supporting the Female Economy and Tech while specializing in Series B opportunities. Karen is also Published Author, Speaker who is committed to disrupting both outdated thinking, markets and products.
Karen has over 25 years of experience in the business/financial world. She is experienced as a Financial Planner, Stockbroker, Insurance Agent, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Chartered Mediator, innovator and entrepreneur. She has previously founded, built and sold 5 businesses and today is focused on disrupting the Divorce Industry and Supporting women in leadership and building a national Venture Capital firm with a strong investment thesis and cause.
Karen is also an active blogger, writer, the published author of the best-selling book "Clean Break" and sought after by various media outlets for her advice and speaking engagements.
So, you’ve taken the plunge and started the divorce process. Or maybe you are bracing yourself for a divorce that has been initiated by your spouse already. Now, you have to negotiate the process of a parenting schedule for the biggest day of the year: Christmas Day.
Avoid disappointments over the holiday by revisiting your co-parent contract. Co-parents have an unwritten, unspoken expectation of each other, but as time passes, it may make sense to clarity expectations again. Here are some helpful tips on things you can do to clarify and update agreements.
Fairway divorce mediators are specialists who understand family dynamics. Most of all, they can help in the transition period after the decision to separate is made and make life a little easier for you.
Do Not Underestimate the Power of Your Thoughts. Research has now concluded that what we think — is what we create. The “Spindrift Experiments” measured the power of positive prayer. In one experiment, they planted two groups of seeds, ensuring that all variables were the same and controlled.
For those who have carefully and thoughtfully considered their situation and come to the decision that it is time to get a divorce, the first challenge they face will be figuring out how they should approach the discussion with their spouse.
Litigation and mediation are two different ways of settling disputes or conflicts. Before choosing the best option for you, it is a good idea to understand the differences. In this article, we will review the main steps of each as well as the pros and cons. Also, learn why mediation is the best way to resolve divorce conflict.
If you are dealing with COVID-19 and a divorce at the same time, your plate is likely full. We get it. Stressing over the impact of a divorce is hard enough, and now dealing with the prevention of Coronavirus disease, you are grasping to find ways to manage. Here are 10 tips to help!
Don’t be fooled — divorce is a zero-sum game. You will both lose something, that is a guarantee. Learn how to protect your assets and your children when going through a divorce. Download your FREE copy of ‘13 Things you need to know before you hire a divorce lawyer.’
There are many options for getting a divorce; collaborative law, litigation, arbitration, mediation. Here you learn the difference between mediation and litigation. The bottom line is that before you decide which direction you want to take, make sure you understand the outcomes. Judges are limited with time and resources to dig deep as you may hope.