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What is a Divorce Coach and Do I Need One?

 Posted on September 27, 2021 in Divorce

st charles divorce lawyerEnding a marriage can turn your entire world upside down. It is no wonder that divorce is considered to be one of the most stress-inducing life experiences a person can go through. Dealing with the legal, financial, practical, and emotional implications of divorce can be overwhelming for anyone.

Divorce coaches are mental health professionals who help divorcing spouses cope with the turmoil of divorce and make sound decisions during the divorce process. If you are thinking about ending your marriage, a divorce coach may help you reduce stress, avoid unnecessary contention, and work toward a favorable divorce outcome.

A Divorce Coach Can Help You Cope with Difficult Emotions

Anyone who has gotten divorced can confirm that the process is rife with emotion. Most divorcing spouses still hold anger and resentment toward each other. There are often years of built-up tension and frustration before a marriage officially ends. If this situation describes you, you may understandably have a hard time making decisions based on logic and reason instead of emotion during your divorce. A divorce coach helps you cope with these difficult feelings in a positive, non-destructive way so the emotions do not harm your chances of a favorable divorce outcome.

Divorce Coaches Help You Strategize and Reach Your Goals

Divorce coaches do not tell clients what decisions to make regarding property division, child custody, spousal maintenance, and other divorce issues. A divorce coach is also not the same thing as a therapist or counselor. He or she does not tell you how to resolve your marital conflict or address mental health conditions.  Instead, he or she helps you explore the various options, identify your needs and goals, and make the decisions that are best for you.

When you are in the midst of a stressful divorce, keeping track of legal documents, filing deadlines, and paperwork is the last thing on your mind. A divorce coach can also help with practical matters like completing documents accurately and submitting documents on time.

Contact a DuPage County Divorce Lawyer to Learn More

At Goostree Law Group, we recognize that getting divorced is an extremely emotional, challenging life experience to go through. We also know the importance of avoiding mistakes during the divorce process. This is why we strongly encourage divorcing spouses to work with our Certified Divorce Coach Paulette Theodosis. Paulette is recognized by the American Bar Association and trained to help divorcing spouses identify and reach their goals during divorce. Along with our team of experienced Wheaton divorce attorneys, Paulette helps divorcing spouses resolve their divorce and move on to a brighter future.

To learn more about divorce coaching and the other services offered at Goostree Law Group, call 630-364-4046 today.



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