Divorce Coach vs. Divorce Attorney: What is the Difference?


Getting a divorce may be one of the hardest things you ever have to do. The longer you were married, and whether or not you have children, property, and other issues can make it difficult to deal with other matters in your life at the same time.

Your divorce attorney is the one who will work to get you the best possible settlement. He or she will not, however, be there to hold your hand every day, teach you how to get a job (possibly for the first time), or help you decide when the time is right to start dating again – and how to do it!

Now, a divorce coach will also not hold your hand every day – even a therapist will not do that – and, that is not what you need right now. Yes, your family and close friends will hopefully be there to support you, and your divorce coach may even let you have a good cry from time to time, but what you really need is a plan of action for the rest of your life – or at least, the next few months.

What Will a Divorce Coach Do for Me?

The actions of the divorce coach vary from one person to the next. You may need help determining how to go about getting a job – especially if you have never been employed or have been out of the workforce for many years.

Perhaps you are unsure about dating. This is especially difficult for people who were married young and in a long relationship. Your divorce coach will help you discover the joys of dating.

Some people emerge from a marriage emotionally broken due to verbal or physical abuse. Divorce coaching can help them restore a positive self-image that they can take into the future.

A divorce coach can help with the following transitions:

⦁ Determining if a separation or divorce is the best decision
⦁ Adjusting to separation and divorce
⦁ Getting through the divorce process
⦁ Determining what comes next after a divorce
⦁ Planning for the future
⦁ Dating again
⦁ Rediscovering your identity
⦁ Identifying what is important and what you need
⦁ Creating your future life

Separating the Role of the Divorce Coach vs. the Divorce Attorney

Your divorce attorney will help determine property division, child-sharing, alimony, child support, visitation, and any other pertinent legal matters. He or she will not help you get back out into the dating field or provide you with the necessary steps to get a job.

Your divorce coach will be there to help you create a plan and implement the necessary steps to accomplish the changes underway in your life. Divorce coaching looks different for each person because it is customized based on need.

Your immediate needs may be emotional support, self-validation, and finding a job. You may not even want to think about dating until months down the road. By then, your divorce coach will have already helped you through many other hurdles.

Both the divorce coach and the divorce attorney have an important role to play in your present and future.

When you want to speak with a divorce attorney who will help you through the legal aspects of your divorce with care and compassion, you want to contact Coral Springs attorneys Brodzki Jacobs & Associates, PL at (954) 344-7737.

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