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  • Writer's pictureKaila Thornton

Navigating Divorce Mediation: How Can a Divorce Coach Help?

Couples Solutions Center - divorce coach and divorce mediation

Mediation is a voluntary, collaborative process in which divorcing couples work with a neutral mediator to reach mutually acceptable agreements on various aspects of their divorce, including child custody, parenting arrangements, division of assets, and spousal support. By harnessing the expertise and compassion of a divorce coach, individuals can navigate divorce and mediation with confidence, resilience, and dignity, laying the groundwork for a brighter and more empowered future beyond divorce.

A divorce coach plays a vital role in mediation by:

Emotional Preparation: Mediation sessions can evoke intense emotions, ranging from frustration and resentment to sadness and anxiety. A divorce coach prepares individuals emotionally for mediation, helping them manage their emotions, stay focused, and communicate effectively during discussions.

Facilitating Productive Communication: Communication breakdowns are common during litigation, hindering progress and exacerbating conflicts. A divorce coach acts as a mediator's ally, facilitating productive communication between divorcing spouses, fostering empathy, understanding, and cooperation.

Clarifying Interests and Needs: In mediation, it's essential for individuals to articulate their interests, needs, and concerns regarding various aspects of their divorce. A divorce coach helps clients identify their underlying interests, separate emotions from practical considerations, and articulate their preferences in a clear and assertive manner.

Generating Creative Solutions: Mediation offers divorcing couples the flexibility to explore creative solutions that address their unique circumstances and priorities. A divorce coach encourages individuals to think outside the box, brainstorm alternative solutions, and collaborate with their ex-partner to find mutually beneficial outcomes.

Managing Power Imbalances: Power imbalances can arise in mediation, particularly in situations involving domestic violence, intimidation, or manipulation. A divorce coach advocates for individuals' rights, ensures that their voices are heard, and safeguards their interests throughout the mediation process.

At Couples Solutions Center, we have a phenomenal divorce coach, Andrea Hipps, on staff to assist our couples through their divorce process. Want to learn more? Schedule a complimentary consultation with us today.

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