Are you in the process of getting divorced?

Or starting out on your divorce journey?

Landing On Your Feet

A Compassionate Lawyer’s Guide to Divorce

(Starting again in January!)

Introducing Landing On Your Feet - A Compassionate Lawyer's Guide to Divorce, a unique and inclusive course that will help you go from feeling overwhelmed and confused to feeling confident and clear about the legal framework you need to understand to make great decisions as you go through your divorce journey.


I will teach you how to -

- know what to expect,

- work with your mediator or lawyer,

- reduce stress,

- and be more present for yourself and your loved ones

so that you can start to your new life with confidence and ease.

Landing On Your Feet is the perfect fit for you if ... 

  • You are beginning the divorce journey and want someone to help you to make sure you are on the right track;
  • You are unsure how to navigate the divorce process and want to be more informed and know what questions to ask;
  • You want to negotiate intelligently and compassionately;
  • You want to come to an agreement that will work for you, your spouse and your family.

Hi - I'm Joy Rosenthal and I cannot wait to have you join us in Landing on Your Feet!

I am a divorce mediator and collaborative family law attorney, and I've been helping individuals and couples get divorced since 2006.   I’ve seen (again and again) how overwhelming it can be to start the divorce journey.  My job is to be your guide - to teach you to help you navigate the twists and turns with confidence and knowledge to make your journey a little easier.

You will leave this course with a clear idea of the laws around spousal support, division of marital assets, child support and parenting plans.  You will also gain clarity around your priorities and goals, and will know which divorce process will work best for your family.  You will also know how to find a lawyer or mediator who understands your needs and priorities and who you feel comfortable with. 

I look forward to meeting you personally inside Landing On Your Feet - A Compassionate Lawyer's Guide to Divorce!    

All my best,


By the end of this program, you will…

  • State your mission, vision and values for your divorce

  • Be clear about the best process option is best for you
  • Know your budget needs going forward and how to meet them

  • Create a statement of what you own and what you owe, and which property is separate or marital

  • Create a suggested parenting plan
  • Envision your post-divorce future

Plus …

You will understand:

  • Spousal support 

  • Division of assets 

  • Child support

  • Parenting plans. 

You will also get tips for:

  • Talking with your Ex

  • Choosing your lawyer or mediator 

  • Negotiating 
  • LGBT divorces

You will get worksheets to:

  • Create a budget
  • List your assets and debts
  • Create a parenting plan
  • Find help in your state 

What’s Inside Landing On Your Feet


Module 1

Setting Yourself Up Right / Getting Ready for Divorce

Module 2

Process Options

Module 3

Spousal Support (also called Alimony) 

Module 4

Dividing Property – Yours, Mine and Ours – Dividing Up the Stuff

Module 5

Child Support

Module 6

Creating a Parenting Plan That Works for Your Family

Module 7

Wrap up -- and next steps!


What’s Inside Landing On Your Feet


Module 1

Setting Yourself Up Right / Retting Ready for Divorce

  • Think about your priorities and goals

  • Finding and working with your lawyer or mediator

  • Putting together your support team

  • Understand your budget

  • Temporary agreements – taking care of yourself During the divorce

Module 2

Process Options

  • Mediation

  • Collaborative Process

  • Using Neutrals / Support Team

  • Settlement Negotiations

  • Litigation / Trial

Module 3

Spousal Support (also called Alimony) & Intro to Dividing Property

  • Purpose and philosophy (to help get back on feet)

  • Temporary vs post-divorce

  • Amount: Formula vs budgets, cap on payor’s income

  • How long?

  • Deviating, modifying

Module 4

Dividing Property – Yours, Mine and Ours – Dividing Up the Stuff

  • Purpose and Philosophy (economic partnership)

  • Statement of Assets and Debts

  • Determining what is Marital and What is Separate Property

  • Dividing Marital Property

  • Special Kinds of Property – retirement plans, the marital home, businesses, creative works

Module 5

Child Support

  • Basic Support (food clothing shelter) and Add-on Expenses (childcare, after school, camp, tutoring, unreimbursed medical expenses, college)

  • What counts as income?

  • Formula vs Budgets – reasons for deviating

  • Keeping Track – e.g. my family wizard… or joint account

  • Modifying Child Support

Module 6

Creating a Parenting Plan That Works for Your Family

  • Decision Making

  • Regular Parenting time, vacations, holidays

  • Modifying the parenting plan as children get older and their needs evolve

  • Other considerations (special needs, travel, introducing new partners, relocation)

Module 7

Catch up and Wrap up -- and celebrate you!

  • Planning for the future

  • Next steps

  • Course evaluation

  • Celebrating you


What Past Students Say ...

Joy's divorce class was very educational. I was so confused and overwhelmed by my situation, but by attending the class, completing the assignments and with Joy's guidance, I know have the knowledge to take on this new phase in my life. Thank you Joy, I couldn't have done it without you and your class. 

– Joanna P.

[Joy] has the distinct ability to make complicated and tedious topics fun and simple to understand. [Her] lectures were thorough, fun, and engaging. She deeply cares about her students and gives them the tools needed to succeed in this field. She is personable, engaging, and always available to answer questions.

- DS

Finding Joy Rosenthal was a gift from heaven, because knowledge is power. Joy is very conscientious, she follows through on promises, supplies material and works so hard to explain the process. It is the most important course you can take if faced with a divorce and are not a lawyer yourself. I can talk to my divorce lawyer with knowledge and not waste money. 

– Beth G.

Risk-Free 7 Day Money-Back Guarantee

We want you to be fully satisfied with our course, therefore, we offer a no-questions asked money-back guarantee within 7 days of purchase.  We only ask that you let us know how we can improve the course.  If you don’t feel totally confident and motivated to continue, email me at [email protected], and we will refund your investment. 

Got Questions?  Ask away!