I know firsthand how stressful it is to split one household into two. Suddenly you have to figure out how to pay all the bills and regular expenses—but with significantly less money than you had before. Not only that, but you still have to pay for all the legal costs that come along with a divorce. With all that in mind, it seems counter-intuitive to make an investment in divorce coaching.
But a divorce coach can assist in very tangible ways—saving you money, time, and heartache as you navigate your new situation.
>Spend less money on lawyer’s fees and stress less
First of all, I promise you that spending five hours with a divorce coach will be significantly less expensive than five hours with a lawyer!
A divorce coach can help you decide on the best legal professional for the outcome you want. In amicable cases you may not even need to hire a lawyer. After talking with your coach, you might decide to go with a less expensive mediator or an arbitrator instead.
A coach can also help you navigate and resolve high-conflict situations with your ex outside of the lawyer’s office or courtroom. Strong emotions frequently get in the way of efficiently handling difficult situations—often resulting in extra legal fees for you. But a coach can help you identify what is really at stake, the outcome you want, and successful ways of communicating and resolving the problem… keeping those lawyer bills low and with less impact on your bank account.
>Protect your time and reduce indecision
Lawyers are highly trained, essential professionals—but they are not therapists. And while therapists are also invaluable and I highly recommend you find one to aid your healing process, their role is to listen. They will not take you by the hand and tell you what to do.
A divorce coach’s role is to listen to you, center your voice and wellbeing, and help you find a way to accomplish your goals. Divorce is a highly stressful process, and it can be difficult to sort through your options, stay organized, identify priorities, and maintain perspective on your situation. A divorce coach is there to be your sounding board, mentor, and organizational partner, helping you navigate the process in less time and with less heartache.
>Prioritize your mental health and build resiliency to create the life YOU want
If the friends and family members you talk to haven’t gone through the process themselves, they may not know just how life altering a divorce can be. And even if they have gone through a divorce before, they are still offering their advice through the lens of someone who is close to you. They have their own biases, and may not be able to offer advice based on what is best for you instead of what is best for everyone around you.
A divorce coach is an impartial third-party observer who is focused on you and only on you. You have a thousand things (at least) on your mind—how are you going to pay the bills? take care of your kids? deal with your ex at an upcoming event?—while a coach’s focus is on making sure you are taking care of yourself. Together, we work on creating a list of action steps to keep you moving forward in your life and in your healing process.
Are you ready to feel joy again, reclaim your independence, and chart a path toward healing and recovery? I would love to help you! I offer long-term comprehensive coaching or one-on-one calls. Schedule your Coaching Curiosity Call today!