Men's Family Law Podcast (general)












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If you're facing a court hearing, whether it's a divorce or a child custody case, you need to be prepared to speak to a judge. In this episode I share the two reasons people hire lawyers, and share some tips on how to prepare if you're going to be self-represented. 

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In today's episode some guidance for those people who are looking to represent themselves in court, but still need to meet with a lawyer to get some feedback and direction. How to maximize the time, and avoid the "fluff" that lawyers, honestly, don't care about.

PLUS, the book that everyone who is going to represent themselves in any negotiation should read. 

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If you've just been served with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) and/or Divorce Petition - this is the episode you need to listen to IMMEDIATELY! 

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It's the end of 2020, and this horrible year is coming to an end with many couples thinking about calling it quits next year. If that is you, this episode will give you a place to start your preparation. 

You can also download the Divorce Guide For Men at

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In this episode I talk about the long term solution of suicide to a short term problem - I'm against it. The National Suicide Hotline is 800-273-8255 and the Crisis Line for THE FATHERS RIGHTS MOVEMENT IS 907-312-5552 or email them at

I speak with my friend Pat Walley of - he helps people rebuild their credit post divorce and shows them how to build a business line of credit that is separate from their personal credit history. 

Direct download: MFL054_REBUILD_YOUR_CREDIT.mp3
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In this episode I explain why you may have to pay for the lawyers and experts who are representing your ex. It's not fun, but it is legal....and I explain why representing the mother is abused by family lawyers.

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In this episode I review the book THE BOY CRISIS by Dr. Warren Farrell and Dr. John Gray. Farrell is called the father of the Men's Movement and his insights and research into the impact that the women's movement has had on men is addressed in this easy to read yet comprehensive book.


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This is a short episode where I read what I wrote on fathers for the Santa Monica Daily Press where I have a regular weekly column

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In this short episode I share about what to do if you're dating a foreign national and you have a child together. 

Also a reminder that it's National Testicular Cancer Awareness month.

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In this episode David Pisarra tells the tale of a case of the Lyin' Diva, and how he proved she was committing perjury which led to a termination of his client's having to pay alimony to her. 

He goes over the California Family Code Section 4320 factors that used by courts to determine what spousal support should be, for how long and how to end it. 

Direct download: MFL049_DIVA_GOES_DOWN___SPOUSAL_SUPPORT.mp3
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In America we are losing 20-25 veterans a day to suicide. On top of that are the non-vets who are treating their depression with drugs and alcohol and overdose, or die in some other substance abuse related way.

Today we hear from Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas from the Carson J. Spencer Foundation who will share about their program MANTHERAPY and how it's working on the frontlines of suicide prevention. 

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I've been telling men for years to "get clipped" or "tie a knot in it" if they're going to have an active sex life with a woman of child bearing years. In this episode I speak with Dr. Martin Bastuba, the San Diego Vasectomy and Vasectomy reversal surgeon. He is nationally recognized as an expert and this show tells men exactly what to expect in the procedure and recovery times. 

Direct download: MFL047_GET_CLIPPED.mp3
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In this episode I do a quick review of A Family's Heartbreak: A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation.

I've used this book often to explain Parental Alienation to others, both clients and colleagues. It's a very useful and helpful book for those who are in the beginning of a Parental Alienation case.

I also have an interview with the author, Mike Jeffries, in an earlier podcast episode you can listen to for more insight into what he went through in his case. 

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This week David Pisarra is speaking with Hal Rogness from Cryo Choice a private sperm bank on why men should bank some sperm, what it costs and how the process works.

It's one part of a two step process to a worry free sex life, the second part is coming up next week! 

We've arranged for a discount code of $50 per sample if you use the PROMO code PODCAST at Cryo Choice. 

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This week I read a couple of essays on fathers and fatherhood that I wrote, and interview Alan-Michael Graves from Project Fatherhood at Children's Institute on his upcoming fatherhood conference. 


Alan-Michael Graves is the Director of Project Fatherhood at Children's Institute in Los Angeles.

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Today's show is about suicide. It's the 10th leading cause of death in America, Men are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than women. White males were 70% of the suicides in 2014. Worst of all, it is preventable. We can help each other, and that's why I'm taking on this topic today.


Here's a list of hotlines if you're in crisis. - Call 24/7 1-800-273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 Press 1 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


My guest today is Michael Volpe, his book Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney's Kafkaesque Divorce puts forth the story of how the abuse of the legal process by a vengeful ex-wife, a remorseless father-in-law and lawyers, psychologists and judges drove one man to kill himself. His book is available here at Amazon:

Direct download: MFL044_SUICIDE_VOLPE.mp3
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This episode has David speaking with Dr. Debra Warner about the SCRIPT (Summit on Community Resilience, Intervention, Prevention, and Training) Conference - Stopping the Stigma of Male Sexual Trauma. - The Script Conference Website.

www.NAASCA.ORG - The National Association of of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.

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You can't play football by the rules of baseball, and you can't play the game of Family Court if you don't know the rules - today I share with you three keys to better results in child custody battles.


I also interview Dr. Eric Frazer from Child Custody Analytics on tools he's developed to help lawyers and their clients be more successful in court.


Also heres' a video about his company Child Custody Analytics:


Direct download: MFL042_DADDY_TOOLS.mp3
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In this episode David Pisarra speaks with Chris Anderson from about the "Hot for Teacher" experience of young boys who are raped by their teachers.

What are the long term effects and what can be done to help them recover? for more information for parents and survivors.

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Today we cover the three keys to child custody for fathers. Our guest today is Philip Morghese of talking about bonding with his daughter over braids and helping other men to do the same.




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This podcast deals with test tube babies and how to have a kid without a woman - yes it's possible.

Men are starting to consider ways to be a father without the trials and tribulations of finding the 'right woman' and these days, it's possible if you have the funds to be a dad without a woman, at least beyond the pregnancy part. Nicholas Berggruen is a billionaire and he did what I've been saying for years. So has Ricky Martin, Neil Patrick Harris and a host of other men who wanted the fatherhood experience, without the family court experience.


I speak with embryologist Julia Van Reeven about what In Vitro Fertilization is, and what's going on in the world of designer babies.


This episode arose out of a case in California where a married couple fertilized eggs, knowing that the wife had cancer and had limited fertility. Then they headed to divorce court, find out what happens on this episode of the Men's Family Law podcast.

Direct download: MFL039_TEST_TUBE_BABIES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49am PST

Father's rights attorney David Pisarra speaks with Thomas Fidler, who founded the Father's Rights Movement about the movement and Florida's Equal Parenting Bill that was just vetoed by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Feminists, Domestic Violence and what's in it for the children are the topics of this podcast.



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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra discusses his new film that is in development about men who are experiencing domestic abuse from the other side - women who abuse men. He gives an update on the Indiegogo campaign and what's next for the movie What About The Men? 

The interview today is with Jared Easley of Starve the Doubts podcast and co-founder of Podcast Movement - the largest conference in the world for podcasters.

In this episode we discuss the new book by Jared and his co-host Kimanzi Constable "Stop Chasing Influencers" and their Kickstarter campaign. The book is a motivational handbook for anyone that wants to make changes in their life.


Direct download: MFL037_NEW_YEAR___JARED_EASLEY.m4a
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Happy Thanksgiving 2015 ! Just a quick message and song to keep you going through the rough times.

Feel free to email me at

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am PST

Men's Family Law - Today we're talking about an IndieGoGO crowdfunding campaign for What About The Men? Exploring the Hidden Side of Domestic Violence the documentary that we're doing to raise awareness of male survivors of domestic violence.


Then our guest today is RK Hendrick from Protection For Men, he's a retired lawyer, judge and a vocal men's rights advocate. Author of the book "How to Avoid Getting Screwed when Gettting Laid." Availalble on

Direct download: MFL036__DV_MOVIE___RK_HENDRICK.m4a
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This is the trailer for the documentary What About the Men? Exploring the Hidden Side of Domestic Violence. 

We have a crowd funding campaign going on over at and we'd love to have  your support. We have some great perks like MFL official condoms, you can get the A Man's Guide.... series of books as a set. Plus there's MOVIE CREDITS to be had! 


Direct download: WATM_02_v5-Phone.m4v
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra discusses parental alienation, what it is, the causes and how to deal with it in court.


I interview Dr. Amy J.L. Baker this week about the topic and we discuss her new novel that is entered into a writing competition on KindleScout.


Amy is an expert on Parental Alienation regularly speaks across the country and is available for coaching if you are having alienation happening in your life with your children.


Find out more about her here: she is availble for phone consultation across the country.


Her latest book, the novel The Misery Checklist is in a KindleScout competition and you can read the first 2 1/2 chapters here:


Please go read her book and nominate it by 5/27/15.

Direct download: MFL035_PARENTAL_ALIENATIO___AMY_BAKER.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra discusses his new film that is in development about men who are experiencing domestic abuse from the other side - women who abuse men.


The interview today is with Ram Goetz, producer of the movie BLAME from Elementum Entertainment on what drew him to the movie, how domestic violence affects relationships and develops, and a funny on set story about what actors go through to get ready for a role.


View the BLAME trailer at 

Direct download: MFL_034__DV_MOVIE___RAM_GOETZ.m4a
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Today's episode is about why men stay in abusive relationships - turns out the reasons are the same as why women stay in abusive relationships - there's 13 main reasons and I go over them today.


Then we hear from Dr. Richard Gelles a professor at University of Pennsylvania who is the Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice, and the Raymonmd Welsh Chair o f Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Gelles is the author of 24 books and over 100 articles. 


His insights are amazing and this was a great interview. 

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This week we discuss the dreaded moveaways when mom takes the kids to another state or country.


Then we have a chat with Robert Nickell from Daddy & Co, and My Life As A Dad webseries. Daddy Nickell is an father twice over, an entrepreneur and web host who comes on to share his experiences with having his children move to another state and how being a second time dad is different. 


We talk about the benefits of a second family and what he's doing differently this time around.


For new dads who want to feel more a part of the process, he created a clothing line of medical scrubs that you can get here that are emblazoned with "I'm the Daddy" so the medical personnel know who you are. I think it makes a great gift idea for your buddies who are becoming dads. He's also go daddy diaper bags and a health and skin care line of products you should be sure to check out. 

Direct download: MFL032_MOVEAWAYS___ROBERT_NICKELL.m4a
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Men's Family Law - This week David Pisarra explains how sex, no fault divorce, and the bible all factor in to your divorce or child custody case.  Then it's all about polyamory, swinging and rebuilding your sex life after a divorce.


The interview this week is Cooper Beckett from Life On The Swingset podcast and author of My Life On The Swingset, soon to be an audiobook.


Today we discuss polyamory, open relationships, swinging and how to have fun and enjoy your sexual relationships more. 


Cooper reads a chapter from his book on what divorce means to him and how it was a positive life change for his family.

Direct download: MFL031_SEX_AND_DATING___COOPER_BECKETT.m4a
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Men's Family Law -  This week we're talking drugs, alcohol and criminal behaviors. And dose of Travis Alexander and that psycho Jodi Arias, with Darren Kavinoky of and Deadly Sins from Investigation Discovery channel.


But first I have an open letter of support to Erik Walden of the Indianapolis Colts after his ex-girlfriend and babymama attacked him and his current girlfriend with a knife, a gun and a bat.  She broke into his home and lay in wait for the couple to attack them. 

Erik is now a Domestic Violence Abuse Survivor and so is his current girlfriend and we as men should stand in support of them because we want men like him to speak up and be points of light to others.


In speaking with Darren Kavinoky we have several websites for your information:


You can reach Darren at 800-NoCuffs or his website



Next week we have Cooper Beckett from LIfe on the Swingset podcast talking about polyamory, swinging and how to have a better sex life.

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This short video is just a promo of what my course is like. The course is for people who have NO KIDS and are generally getting along and just want to get back to being single.

I explain what forms are needed to start, and complete a divorce in California. I explain why the needs each of them and what they do. 

The course is availble here:

Podcast listeners can get a discounted price of $20 by emailing me for a coupon code. Send me an email at:  DAVID@MENSFAMILYLAW.COM and I'll send you the coupon code.

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Men's Family Law - The show this week has information on a do it yourself divorce course offered by David Pisarra on YOUTUBE.COM


Today's interview is with Michael Volpe who is the author of  BULLIED TO DEATH - THE CHRIS MACKNEY STORY. A tale involving a decades old murder, lawyers, a celebrity jewelry designer named Dina Mackney and has a weird connection to Woody Harrelson's deceased father. 


Chris was put through the wringer by his ex-wife, the judicial system and in this super high conflict divorce, he had little chance of coming out of it with any shred of his former life.

Direct download: MFL029_DIY_DIVORCE___MICHAEL_VOLPE.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains how to get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) and the basic forms needed. 


In today's show, we speak with John Hamel, Editor of Partner Abuse Journal on how often men are targets of abuse, and what it does to the children to live in an abusive home, and how it effects men. We bag on bad lawyers and judges, and talk about what you need to know to protect yourself.


Check out this website for more great information:


Can a DVRO help me?


Request for DVRO:


Description of Abuse:


Request for Custody and Visitation orders:


Request for No Travel:


Notice of Court Hearing:


Temporary Restraining Order:


Proof of Service:


Direct download: MFL028_HOW_TO_GET_A_DVRO___JOHN_HAMEL.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains physical and psychological abuse so that men can understand and recognize it more accurately. Taking definitions straight from the CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 2010 he explains what psychological abuse is, and gives concrete examples.


The report is available here: NATIONAL INTIMATE PARTNER REPORT


Today's interview is with Philip W. Cook, author of Abused Men - The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence, and When Women Sexually Abuse Men.

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This is an opinon piece I wrote that no editor wants to run, so I'm just going to distribute it myself.


I call out Senator Dianne Feinstein for her deafening silence on the issue of female on male abuse. Considering she was front and center when it was Ray Rice hitting Janay, I just think it fair that she should stand up when a woman hits a man. 

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra talks with Chris Anderson of the website about how men who have been abused, sexually or traumatized, can identify themselves and then seek help. 


This is a far ranging conversation dealing with sex and sexuality, with how humans have historically handled sexual exploration  and what we as a society are doing to develop a healthy sexuality while avoiding traumatizing behaviors.


We talk about how likely is a victim to become an abuser and the "Vampire Myth" of abuse as it pertains to men.


Today's conversation may be uncomfortable some people who have been abused or traumatized. 

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Men's Family Law -  This episode talks about Domestic Abuse and how men don't recognize that they are victims or targets as often as they should.


The article "HOW THE WELL MEANING SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS FUMBLED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" was written by David Pisarra and published on David reads this article for you today, it's a 750 word essay that discusses what men need to know about domestic violence.


Daniel Crespo was the mayor of Bell Gardens  when on September 30, 2014 the eve of the National Domestic Violence awareness month, his wife, Lyvette Crespo put three bullets in close proximity to each other in his chest. She claims he was an abusive cheater and it was self-defense. Which is odd considering he was fighting with their 19 year old son. Attorney James Deavitt, of is representing Daniel Crespo's mother and brother in a wrongful death lawsuit against Lyvette Crespo. 


A special Valentine's Day reading of "To A Friend On His Divorce" by Josh Max. This piece originally was published in the New York Times on February 13, 2015. 


It's a bittersweet and hopeful piece for men who are feeling alone or hurting on this Valentine's Day. 


Just hold on, it does get better.



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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the most important things fathers need to know about  talking to the judge about your Child Custody and the best strategy for  getting the most time with their child.


In this episode, David explains how telling the judge your WHY impacts your ability to get what you want from a judge, and the biggest mistake most men make in asking for more time with their children. 


We talk with Pat Williams from the Orlando Magic about his experiences as a leader in his family of 19 children, and in building teams throughout his career in professional sports.

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the three most important things fathers need to know about Child Custody and the strategy for getting the most time with their child.


This week I explain what forms are needed to get a hearing for a child custody plan, what you should put in your declaration to make the judge want to give you the time you need with your children. I give tips on  how to fill out the fl-150 the income and expense declaration and create a Profit and Loss statement if you're self-employed.


I speak with Dr. Carol Hirshfield about the difference between Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation. We talk about what Reunification Therapy is and why she thinks it should be called Famiy Therapy. We explore why some kids might be more attached to one parent than the other, and why that is not a bad thing always.

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This week we talk about why filing a court case is crucial to protecting your rights as a father, even if the baby isn't born yet. I explain briefly what forms you need to file and how to take control of what is often a situation that feels out of your control.


In our interview segment we talk to Paul Raeburn, author of "Do Fathers Matter?  What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked." His book is available on Amazon and

Direct download: MFL022_PATERNITY___PAUL_RAEBURN.m4a
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Today's show will make you Educated, Empowered and Entertained - and that's our goal with every show.  


In this episode David Pisarra talks about how being honest with your lawyer is crucial to setting yourself up for success in a divorce or child custody case.


In this week's interview DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE comes on to talk about his experiences with the USO in Iraq and Afghanistan, how he developed his DDP YOGA and why it is crucial for men to get honest with themselves in order to get healthier.


We discuss Arthur, one of the greatest turnaroundstories of health and fitness in American history. If you haven't seen the video of Arthur's transformation thanks to DDP Yoga, you can watch it here:

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra talks about how important sex is to a marriage and if you're not getting it, it may be time to get out and get a divorce.


Irreconcilable differences is a catch all phrase for why to get a divorce and it's explained in this episode.




Today's guest is JV Altharas from Ending the Sexual Dark Age Podcast. We chat about all the stuff you want to know, and more. We talk about being sex positive in society and why we're not. Slut shaming and who's really doing it.  How to save a relationship with a positive sexual attitude and how to make a woman want to give you anything you ask for.

Direct download: MFL020_SEX___JV_ALTHARAS.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the most recent ruling the Jason Patric Paternity battle and why it's important for all fathers who want custody.


David shares the editorial comments he made on TMZLive with Harvey Levin that lay out his beliefs about why the Jason Patric ruling is  so important and what society should be doing to honor fathers and respect children.


In today's interview, David speaks with NFL World Championship Quarterback Joe Theismann about how hard it is for men to be fathers and get custody and why a winning strategy is necessary. He tells Joe that is not about bashing women, it's about empowering men and giving them the tools and the inspiration and the hope they need to secure their relationship with their children.

Direct download: MFL019_JASON_PATRIC___JOE_THEISMANN.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra talks about what a stay at home dad can expect legally in terms of support, custody and how to prove your role when it's questioned.

He interviews Lisa Hickey today the Publisher of about having the conversations that men are having today about what it means to be a good man in the 21st Century.

They're talking about the things guys don't normally talk about. By creating a safe space for men to open up and be vulnerable they're finding that men are growing into better men.

The conversational shift of stay at home dads from "loser" to a coveted role is causing a shift in the emotions from anger, to pride and engagement as fathers.

Direct download: MFL018_STAYATHOME___LISA_HICKEY.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the most important thing fathers need to know about Child Custody and the strategy of getting the most time with their child - how your mindset determines your outcome in family court. 

Today he interviews retired Navy Seal Mark Divine who is the founder of Seal Fit Training in San Diego. They discuss the first premise that to win you must gain control of your mind and win there first.

Coming from a background of martial arts training, Mark discusses the value of meditation as the way to creating the success a man needs in this world. He teaches Box Breathing and explains what the and training programs are like. 

Mark Divine can be reached at:

Or by email at or call him at 760-634-1833

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains why it's LEGAL to start dating whenever you're ready to, but you need to think about the timing for STRATEGY purposes in a divorce.  He talks about when to introduce the new love to the children and why you probably want to hold off on that.

In this week's interview, David interviews Mark Manson, author, dating coach and digital nomad about how men can get their swing back when they've been out of the dating pool for a while. Mark is the author of MODELS a book to help men find themselves and regain their confidence and composure to be authentic and real in their next relationship.

For more information and coaching programs go to

Direct download: MFL016_NO_FAULT_DATING___MARK_MANSON.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains what a Minor's Counsel is, when they get appointed, what they do, and the pitfalls of having them. Plus they can be expensive. 


In this episode he talks with Christine Gille, Esq, a divorce and child custody attorney in Pasadena California who has represented hundreds of children as a Minor's Counsel, on her experiences, what are good ways for a parent to present themselves to a Minor's Counsel and work with them for the best result for the children.


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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra 

Interview with Dr. Carol Hirshfield. In today's show Dr. Carol explains what Parenting Classes are, and Co-Parenting Classes. She explains how psychological testing is done and what its real uses are in a child custody case. From the alphabet soup of MMPI, MMCI, she makes sense of the tests and helps to reduce the confusion and fear of what they mean. 

She breaks down what therapy is for men, and explains that there are many different types of therapy.

Child Custody Evaluations are discussed and why the court would order them. Dr. Carol walks us through the process of a Child Custody Evaluation and how psychological testing is used in the determination of what is best for the child. 

MMPI compares you to the "normals" and the MMCI compares you to the Personality Disordered people. The Personality Disorders like Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the Borderline Personality get discussed.

Dr. Carol Hirshfield is at


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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the three types of evidence, Physical, Documentary and Testamentary. In this podcast he covers, briefly, the Hearsay Rule, the difference between meaningful evidence to you and relevant evidence to a judge. The types of documents that you'll need to prepare and compile for a child custody battle are discussed.

In this week's interview, David interviews Eric Dearman the author of Evidence Strategies for Child Custody. His website is The interview covers how Eric got involved with this subject as a result of his own case, and why he's carrying the message to other fathers about how to prepare their documents in a format that works to get them more effective counsel and for those precious few moments in front of a judge.

Direct download: MFL013_EVIDENCE___ERIC_DEARMAN.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the most important things fathers need to know about Child Custody and the strategy of getting the most time with their child.

In this episode the "standard dad custody" schedule is covered. What is it? and how to get more time with your kids. Is 4 days a month really enough to be a dad? 

Kalani Vale, a single dad with twins talks about his experiences and the book he wrote, "Super Hero, Single Dad" and why it matters to fathers.  You can get the book at his website,

If you're trying to figure out how to get back on the dating scene after a long time, maybe dance lessons are the ticket. The Dance Doctor John Cassese chats with David Pisarra about why dance lessons are a good form of exercise and a great way to meet women when you're still feeling the sting of that last breakup. His website is

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the basics of what is Legal Custody and Physical custody in this episode. In Segment 2, David chats with a single dad who has Sole Legal and Sole Physical custody of his son. He shares how he does it, how hard it can be, and what amazing benefits the relationship with his son has had, on his relationship with his father.


As an example of the new Fatherhood Initiative, this single dad will give you hope and inspiration.

Direct download: MFL011_Custody___Single_Dad_Andy_Clay.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra discusses some of the hiccups in a family court case and why it can take so long and be so expensive to have a hearing or get a divorce. The delaying effects of the Domestic Violence Restraining Order process is covered and then in Segment Two - Jim Reape provides a possible solution.

Next up he has a conversation with Attorney amd Private Arbitrator Jim Reape of the Reape/Rickett Law firm about how private mediations and arbitrations are not only cheaper, but more effective for divorcing couples.

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself.

In Segment 2 Dan Reynolds from is interviewed discussing how his website reviews rehabs and what makes a good one.

Next week Attorney/Private Judge James Reape is interviewed on ways to save money in a divorce or child custody case.

Direct download: MFL009_SUBSTANCE_ABUSE.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains Parental Alienation - What it is, how to deal with it, and gives you great resources to learn more about it, and deal with effects of being a targeted parent.

Mike Jeffries is the targeted parent and author of A Family's Heartbreak - A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation he's interiewed on this episode about his experiences, what made him write the book and how it can help others who are facing being the targeted parent in a parental alienation situaion.

Resources in this episode:

A Family's Heartbreak - A Parent's Introduction to Parental Alienation by  Mike Jeffries

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome - Dr. Amy J. L. Baker

ISNAF.NET - International Support Network of Alienated Families

Direct download: Mens_Family_Law_008_-_Parental_Alienation_Episode.m4a
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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains what an Ex Parte Hearing is, how you get one, and why they usually are denied.

Summer is almost here, and if you want a summer vacation with you child, start planning now for that summer visitation schedule.

Child Support Arrearages are covered in the Mail Sack and next week the topic is Parental Alienation.

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains what a child custody evaluation is, how they work and what a man needs to know if he is faced with one. The role of a Minor's Counsel is explained and the question of do you need a lawyer to change custody and support is addressed.

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Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains what alimony is, who can get it, how you can limit it, and most importantly how to end it. The rabbit hole of family court is discussed in light of Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson's child custody battles.

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The podcast this week answers common questions men have about child support and getting their ex to account for the moneyu they're being paid. We also deal with the issue of when mom takes the children and moves out of state - what can dads do? Is their permission needed?

Parental alienation is covered as a lead in to the book review of A Family's Heartbreak by Michael Jeffries.

Direct download: Mens_Family_Law_-_Child_Support.m4a
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The show this week explores the credit card scams of wives who are planning a divorce. Also the three biggest lies a woman tells a man to set him up.

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Men's Family Law #002 - Dads Need to Be Recording Artists

This podcast teaches fathers the things they need to know about preparing themselves for a child custody case or a modification of a custody order.

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Men's Family Law #001 - Strategy in a Child Custody Case | The Three Ps of Child Custody

Men's Family Law - Nationally recognized Father's Rights expert David Pisarra explains the three most important things fathers need to know about Child Custody and the strategy of getting the most time with their child.

Proximity - What does this mean and why is it important?

Paperwork - Here's a strategy to help you protect your parenting time.

Persistence - How to stick it out.

Direct download: Mens_Family_Law_120813.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am PST