FAQ’s for Coach’s

Why do I need a Coach?
You are paying your attorney to guide you through the legal process of divorce but not to deal with the feelings and grief everyone suffers after a divorce.

Remember that your attorney is your legal expert who guides you through the divorce process helping you to get the fairest settlement you can get.

Your coach will guide you through the process of emotions and communication, helping you and your spouse maintain civility and if you have children, paving the way for a future relationship as co-parents.

Who are the coaches?

Coaches are licensed mental health professionals and have had special training in the collaborative law process. All are seasoned professionals who use their therapeutic skills to help you through the difficult transition of divorce. Coaching is not therapy. Even if you have your own therapist, coaching can ease your transition.

How will having a coach help me through my divorce?

Using a coach will enable you to deal with your loss, your anger, formulate reasonable expectations, cope with feelings of financial insecurity, and assist you with beginning to function as co-parents. Additionally, coaches will assist you with formulating a parenting plan and facilitate communication with your spouse to reduce conflict.

How would a coach help my children?

Coaches help children by assisting their parents to communicate effectively as co-parents. Coaches help parents develop child-centered parenting plans, reduce conflict, and allow them to make decisions in the best interest of their children.

What is a child specialist?

A child specialist is a licensed mental health professional knowledgeable about child development, family dynamics, and the particular stresses of divorce and its effect on a developing child. They can make recommendations to you and the entire collaborative team and can help you create a parenting plan that addresses the special needs of your family.

I’m already paying an attorney.  I can’t afford to pay for coaching too.

Utilizing coaches as an adjunct to your attorney is a cost-effective process that can reduce attorney costs and gives you the best chance of a low conflict “better” divorce.