Coaching is something that has become a massive industry over the last decade. Life coaches, career coaches, accountability coaches, leadership coaches – you name it, there’s a coach for it. But did you know there are divorce coaches who specialise in helping people through their divorce? But what is a divorce coach?
What Is A Divorce Coach?
A divorce coach is someone who can help you navigate the muddy waters of your divorce and move on with your life more easily.
Depending on their experience, they can help with either all aspects of your divorce or specialise in particular areas, e.g. the emotional impact or the financial issues.
How Can A Divorce Coach Help You?
There are several ways a divorce coach can help you through your divorce.
Using a divorce coach can help you save money. How? By using a divorce coach, they can help you work through your options and discover the best pathway for you before you start paying costly legal fees.
As they can provide emotional support, they can be a sounding board for you when you need to vent about your ex – and it will be way cheaper than paying your lawyer in 6 minute blocks to listen!
A divorce coach can be there for you when times get stressful and you feel like you’re starting to lose control either of the situation or emotionally. They will be there for you when you need them and will help you stay calm throughout the process.
Gain Clarity About Your Options
By talking through all your available options with someone who is not emotionally involved in your divorce, you will be able to gain clarity around what options are available to you and help you narrow down which would be best for you and your family.
Prepare For Mediation Or Court
With the right experience, a divorce coach can help you prepare for divorce mediation or court appearances. If they’re certified and have the relevant training and experience, their help can be invaluable to make sure your mediation or legal issues are dealt with quickly and as amicably as possible.
Be An Emotional Support
Often when people get divorced, they don’t want to burden their friends or family with their emotions. A divorce coach can be a pillar of support for you during this time. They’re completely independent and can help you work through your emotions without having to feel forced to ‘pick a side’.
Improve Your Co-Parenting Skills
Until you go through a divorce, you’ll likely have zero skills when it comes to co-parenting. As someone who works with divorcing parties day in and day out, a divorce coach can help you navigate co-parenting with grace and ease.
A big part of divorce is what happens afterwards, yet so many people fail to recognise this and after their divorce is completed, they may be feeling at a loss for how to move forward successfully.
A divorce coach can help you work out what goals you should be setting for your future along with realistic timeframes to achieve them.
Make Your Transition Easier
In a nutshell, divorce coaches can help you transition from separation to divorce as painlessly as possible. That’s not to say it won’t be a painful experience – of course divorce is never easy and emotionless, but having someone alongside you for the journey to keep you on the right path can be immensely helpful.
If you’re thinking of hiring a divorce coach, make sure you check what qualifications they have and what experience they have. As with any coaching, it’s important to know that the person you hire is fully trained and compliant with any legal bodies in your state.