Concierge Divorce Support
A divorce coach can provide many benefits to a client and their legal team. Divorce coaching is 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 (American Bar Association, n.d.). The divorce coach helps clients get through those "moments" when they feel uncertain, angry, anxious, or stressed.
Some of these benefits include:
Better Client Management: A divorce coach can help lawyers manage the client relationship more effectively, providing emotional support and guidance to reduce the client's anxiety and stress. This helps everyone to be more productive and positive. The coach can help between meetings with the legal team to maintain continuity, establish healthy protocols, and reduce the likelihood of misunderstandings and communication breakdowns.
Improved Decision-Making: A divorce coach can help clients make informed, well-thought-out communication, which, in turn, helps the legal team function more effectively on the client's behalf. By working with a divorce coach, clients can better understand their priorities and options to adjust their behavior, establish boundaries, and make better decisions that align with their long-term goals.
Setting Appropriate Boundaries: A divorce coach can help clients understand healthy boundaries. The coach works with the client to make sure social media is appropriate and responses to the other party are clear, concise, and professional. The coach also works on how to behave in public and how to communicate to the children about the other parent.
Reduced Conflict: A divorce coach can help clients manage their emotions and learn healthy stress management methods. This translates into a more balanced and consistent direction, which ultimately helps the legal team support their client. Consistency and calm help reduce the likelihood of conflict during litigation, mediation, and negotiation.
Efficient Use of Resources: By providing a mechanism to unpack the emotional ups and downs of family conflict, a divorce coach can offer support and guidance, lowering the volume of calls to the legal team for non-legal support. This can help the lawyer focus their efforts on more substantive legal issues and avoid getting bogged down in minor disputes and disagreements.
A Vital Part of the Team
With unique skills and experience, divorce coaches help parents navigate difficult moments to create more positive outcomes. Think of your divorce coach as a client partner helping to think through co-parenting, the parenting plan, communication, the impact on children, and all other issues related to divorce and co-parenting. Although divorce coaching can feel therapeutic, divorce coaching is not therapy which is one of the reasons why certified coaches are the best fit to create tactical and practical next steps for the client.