What Is a Collaborative Divorce Coach?

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

A divorce is an extremely emotional process, but you may find that a collaborative divorce can be less emotionally draining than traditional divorce litigation. A Virginia collaborative divorce takes a non-adversarial approach to dispute resolution and teaches you to cooperate with your soon-to-be-former spouse.

During your Virginia collaborative divorce, you will work with a team of collaborative divorce attorneys and coaches, as well as a financial expert and child specialist. While most of these titles sound self-explanatory, you may wonder “what is a collaborative divorce coach?”

A collaborative divorce coach is a licensed mental health professional, such as a social worker, psychologist, or marriage and family therapist, who works with you on reaching a divorce agreement with your husband. In order to become a Virginia collaborative divorce coach, one must go through specialized training on the collaborative divorce process.

Each side has their own divorce coach who will assist them during the collaborative divorce.
The coach can help his or her client manage their emotions during negotiation. They may also help their client learn how to communicate more effectively.

While the divorce coach’s primary goal is to help their client reach a collaborative divorce settlement, they may continue working with the client for a period of time after the divorce is complete.

Browse our library to learn more about the Virginia collaborative divorce process.

In addition to having a good divorce coach, it is important to have an experienced Virginia divorce attorney on your side. While we know that a collaborative divorce can’t eliminate the pain associated with the dissolution of a marriage, the Virginia women’s divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm want to help you to achieve a peaceful and successful resolution that will enable you and your children to move on with your lives and look ahead to the future.

Begin the process of your collaborative divorce today and get closer to starting your new life with peace of mind. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation – (757) 425-5200.