Courageous Custody

Real Stories, Real Solutions

Episode 1

Your Lawyer is not Your Savior

30 minutes

Many protective parents spend time and energy hiring a lawyer with the goal of keeping their children safe. But they then put their case in their lawyer's hands and the constant stress of failed court appearances continues a downward spiral. Listen in to learn tools and action steps so this isn't your story.

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Episode 2 (airing February 22)

The Stonewalling Co-Parent

30 minutes

You plan out what to write to your combative co-parent, being careful to be brief, factual, even friendly. You get crickets in return, and the request for your child you put out there is on hold while you wait. Learn how to self-regulate so you don't make the wrong move in an attempt to take your child's life off of standstill.

Episode 3 (airing March 1)

The Narcissist in the Courtroom

30 minutes

Narcissistic abusers are excellent with impression management. In this episode, we talk about how to handle the emotions that rise up within you while being in the same room and a high-stakes situation with your charming ex, and what strategies to use to try to get the court to see through your co-parent's facade.

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Courageous Custody is a collaboration between two fearless moms and coaches. Our goal is to reach protective parents to take away hopelessness, and to instead give hope and empowerment, through tools and strategy. We share stories and have conversations designed to get your own strategic juices that you can strengthen your family court case to get the outcome that's best for your children. Bonus: you get to be an amazing survivor too. 

Meet The Custody Blueprint® experts below!

Reneé Rodriguez

Certified DV Advocate, Custody Strategist

The founder of Best Foot Forward Consulting, Reneé is driven by her own past and personal experience with domestic abuse, and takes pride in providing the best strategy possible for her clients’ cases. As the creator of The Custody Blueprint®, her goals include helping protective parents who are in a custody dispute with a high-conflict co-parent to get the custody arrangement that is best for their children, through assessing potential strategies for their case, designing their presentation of their evidence, and preparing them for how they should appear to the court and court professionals throughout their court case.

Achara Tarfa

Certified Trauma Recovery Coach

With over 25 years of experience in leadership, mentorship and communication disorders, Achara uses compassionate coaching for complex trauma to support survivors of sexual abuse, cultural trauma, racial trauma, religious trauma, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, and high-conflict divorce. As a sexual abuse, domestic violence, and narcissistic abuse trauma survivor herself, using her education, unique skills of courage and resilience, and lived experience, she is able to provide safe spaces for her clients to be seen and heard in order to develop secure attachments within themselves and in relationships.