Divorce is often full of conflict, emotion and difficult decisions. No matter whether you proceed through the traditional court process or have a mediated divorce, there are instances in which you may need additional professional support to help you navigate the process and make decisions that are in your best interest. A divorce coach is hired by an individual and is not hired to mediate the issues between a couple. Coaching during the divorce process is designed to help one party with their unique needs and concerns. The staff at AMS Mediation can provide this tailored support during the divorce process.
What Is the Role of a Divorce Coach?
A divorce coach is trained to provide support and guidance – and will spend time understanding your unique situation, your priorities, your concerns and potential pitfalls in your case. Your divorce coach can help you develop strategies for communicating with your ex during the divorce process, managing conflict in order to protect your children, developing a plan for how to prepare for divorce mediation or other divorce related process (Custody Evaluation, Early Neutral Evaluation, etc.). Your coach can explain each and every step of the process to you and be available to answer questions as they come up as well. Your divorce coach can also help you manage the intense emotions that are present during divorce and even begin the grieving process. When you work with a divorce coach, you have a built-in partner for this journey who is there to help you.
Another big role of a divorce coach is to help you look forward to your life after the divorce is final. This can be difficult during the painful process but is a very important part of the healing process. From thinking through a custody plan that will work best for your family, to determining whether or not spousal maintenance or child custody is warranted in your case, these decisions impact your future. A divorce coach can help you with strategy and decision making with an eye toward the future.
Divorce Coaching Services in Minnesota
Coaching during divorce will give you access to a professional who can be your advocate and provide support during the difficult divorce process. You may also work with other professionals during the process like attorneys, accountants, and mediators, but no one will fill the role of a divorce coach. For more information about this service, call AMS Mediation today at 952-252-1492 to schedule a free consultation.