“Family Law Professionals helped me find a Divorce Coach. It was through my meetings with her that I was finally able to put my life into perspective. It had all come so fast. The separation was affecting every aspect of my life and I didn’t know what to look after first. My Family Advisor suggested that my first step was to meet a Divorce Coach. He was right. I needed to sort out my priorities.”
Divorce Coaches make informed decisions about parenting, lifestyle, family, and social interactions; and, provide a safe environment to explore feelings of anger, guilt, fear, sadness and frustration. Divorce Coaches are skilled to manage the wide variety of emotions and issues that will arise during a divorce.
Divorce Coaches working for Family Law Professionals can assist clients by:
- Helping to identify and understand feelings, values, and needs;
- Helping family members improve communication and reduce misunderstandings and blame;
- Helping parents and children understand the divorce process, provide guidance and assistance to find the appropriate resources, and clarify the options available to assist in making the best choices;
- Helping parents develop effective co-parenting skills and on-going positive family interactions;
- Looking at the problems in terms of what, rather than who, is right or wrong; and,
- Providing support for the emotional aspects of separation and divorce;
It is typical for each spouse to have their own individual Divorce Coach; however, in some situations the same Family Law Professionals Divorce Coach can assist both spouses, because they are sworn to absolute impartiality.
Divorce Coaches working for Family Law Professionals are psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical counsellors, or social workers who have completed training in collaborative law, and have expertise in family systems, couples in conflict, child psychology, and the impact of legal processes in separation.