What is a divorce coach?

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2020 | blog, family law |

Filing for divorce in New Jersey can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do in your lifetime. At times, you wish you could turn to someone for help. You’re not looking for a lecture or legal advice–you just need someone to guide and support you throughout the process. That’s what you get when you hire a divorce coach.

What is a divorce coach?

A divorce coach is a mental health professional who can help you through the divorce process with compassion and expertise. They can help you with difficult tasks like talking to your spouse about divorce, making the official filing, breaking the news to your children and dealing with difficult emotion. While they don’t offer actual therapy, they can offer counseling and support to make the process easier.

Divorce coaches aren’t attorneys, but they have enough knowledge to answer your questions and figure out the best path to take for your divorce. They can also help you prepare for life after the divorce. You might have to adjust to becoming a single parent or going back to work for the first time in years. With a divorce coach, you can start planning ahead, setting goals and thinking about what you want to achieve in life after your divorce has been finalized.

Should you hire an attorney during a divorce?

While a divorce coach can offer help and emotional support, make sure you’re not confusing their services with actual legal advice. For the legal aspect of the divorce, you’ll need an attorney who could help you negotiate and defend yourself in court if necessary. If you’re dealing with a hostile former spouse, your attorney could also defend you against false accusations, file a restraining order and help you get full physical custody of your child.