Your FIRST CALL SHOULD BE TO A DIVORCE COACH
Divorce-Ed. is here to help. You don't know what you don't know. That's the reality of divorce. You didn't get married thinking it would end in divorce. A Certified Divorce Coach is a trained divorce professional who will guide your decision-making, save you time and money, and most of all save your sanity. Your divorce coach will empower you to take control of your life. Divorce coaches help you navigate the divorce landscape as you consider your future life. Coaches collaborate with your other selected professionals (attorney, mediator, accountant, etc.) or will even help you select them. The American Bar Association defines divorce coaching as 'a flexible, goal-oriented process designed to support, motivate, and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future, based on their particular interests, needs, and concerns.' Divorce coaches are think-partners with a primary job to educate the client about the process so that the outcomes lead to the healthiest version of the 'best you.'
Divorce-Ed. Coaching Helps Clients:
Manage emotions associated with divorce and the divorce process.
Be their "Best Self" and not allow the “divorce” to define them.
Identify the best divorce/legal process based upon individual needs and wants.
Understand how divorce will affect their children and family and how to best support the transition.
Understand the financial impact of divorce and the steps necessary to become a confident financial decision maker.
Develop the confidence to make decisions that are in their best interest (and their family) pertaining to the divorce and settlement agreements.
Develop goals and a real working plan to take the action necessary to move forward.
Re-define themselves as a newly single person and what the next chapter in their life will look like.
Put your children first. Divorce coaches observe lots of 'parental malpractice.' Sometimes clients don't even realize they or their spouse are guilty of such malpractice. You will work with your divorce coach as a think-partner to put your children first. Children experience divorce differently based on age and situation. Make no mistake, nothing is more important than your children. Sometimes clients choose to stay in a marriage for their children, sometimes the situation is opposite. Whatever the case, your coach is your thought-partner. Your divorce coach will prepare you for all the steps you will take and decisions you will make as you put your children first.