The Collaborative Divorce process is a client-centered form of alternative dispute resolution, which enables clients, with the help of their attorneys and supporting professionals, to create positive outcomes in a divorce or separation. The clients, attorneys and any professionals involved in a collaborative divorce form a “team”. For example, the collaborative team may include professionals on an as-needed basis such as a divorce coach, child specialist, financial neutral, business evaluator, or real estate agent/mortgage broker.
Typically, each collaborative divorce team has at least one, and possibly two, divorce coaches. A divorce coach is a mental health professional with many years of experience in working with families going through transitions such as separation and divorce. The main role of a collaborative divorce coach is to work with clients to help them gain control over the overwhelming emotions that can be triggered by separation and divorce and to assist with developing a parenting plan, which will serve as a road map for a strong co-parenting relationship.
Divorce coaches have specific knowledge in child development and can help the parties peacefully transition from their lives together into two separate households. Generally, a divorce coach starts by identifying their client’s goals for their divorce and provides the parties with the professional resources they need to make decisions with a child-centered focus.
Experience the difference of working with Jacobson Family Law. We specialize in determining the best alternate dispute resolution method for your particular situation and budget. If you and your partner are committed to working in a positive and respectful environment towards solutions outside of court, the collaborative divorce process may be for you.
Contact Jacobson Family Law today to speak with a Maryland Collaborative Divorce Attorney and learn more about the collaborative divorce process and the role of a collaborative divorce coach by calling 443-741-1147 to schedule a consultation or set up an appointment online using our website.