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Do you need a divorce coach?

On Behalf of | Feb 17, 2022 | blog, family law |

If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed about your divorce, it’s a good idea to hire a divorce coach. They can help you with the mental and emotional side of going through a divorce as well as the decision-making. Maryland allows divorce mediation, and a coach can also help you with the mediation process.

Reduce overwhelm

A divorce coach is there to help you feel calmer and in control. They take some of the workload off your shoulders and inform you on what you need to do to prepare for and follow through with your divorce. If you’re contemplating whether to get a divorce, a coach could also guide you in making a decision.

Make it easier on kids

If you have children, it’s helpful to ask a divorce coach for advice on breaking the news to them. Children respond in different ways based on their age and development. Thus, you’ll want to adjust your approach based on how old your kids are. You’ll also want to anticipate their questions and answer them in a way that keeps them as calm as possible. Divorce is painful and challenging on children, but there are things you can do to help ease their pain.

Save time

Working with a divorce coach saves you time because they can answer your questions. You could thus reduce how much time you spend on researching. If you have a busy schedule, it may be worth working with a professional to guide you through the process.

Manage emotions

Emotions are often high during a divorce, and you’re likely to have at least one disagreement with your spouse on an aspect of property division or the co-parenting schedule. A divorce coach could teach you techniques for handling your emotions to prevent them from getting the best of you. Staying calm and collected makes negotiations go more smoothly. A divorce coach could come with you to negotiations to help keep the peace and explain your perspective when you’re struggling to get your point across.

Working with a divorce coach is beneficial because it lets you get through the divorce with less stress and potentially a better deal. Divorce is a process you’re probably not familiar with, so you would benefit from all the help you can get.

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