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What Does a Divorce Coach Do?

Going through a divorce can be an emotional roller coaster and a process that involves many challenging questions. "Why is this happening to me?" "Will I have to go back to work?" "What will my friends and family think?" "How will the kids cope with this news?" The weight of the unknown can feel like too much to bare, and the stress of it all can lead to anxiety, depression and very real emotional trauma. Luckily, you don't have to go through this alone. A Certified Divorce Coach can guide you through this life chapter and prepare you for the next -- a future that is filled with hope, renewal and happiness.

What does a divorce coach do?

A certified divorce coach can serve many roles within your divorce. These professionals are trained to help you with the monumental impact a divorce can have on your life. Divorce coaches act as an independent third party and provide their clients with a supportive, nonjudgmental and patient environment. They help their clients manage the emotional turbulence of divorce so that they are able to confidently make the best logical decisions for themselves and their children.

How is a divorce coach different from a divorce attorney?

Attorneys are hired to advocate for their clients in court. Therefore, clients depend on their attorneys to use their legal expertise to settle the financial or business part of the divorce. A divorce coach helps separate your emotions from your legal and financial decisions. They do the non-legal work that attorneys generally are not trained to do and can help you with co-parenting issues, communication, organization, divorce negotiations, emotional healing and moving on to your next chapter. It is important to hire a divorce coach before hiring an attorney because a divorce coach will help you understand the divorce process, what kind of lawyer is best for your specific situation, and the various options available to you.

What qualifications should my divorce coach have?

It is important to look for a Certified Divorce Coach, as these experts have gone through the Divorce Coaching Intensive training, study, and coach practicums through the CDC College for Divorce Coaching®. Though divorce coaches can come from a variety of counseling backgrounds, they generally have an advanced degree and/or a license in mental health or social work.

Certified Divorce Coaches like Cat Blake will give you emotional support throughout the entire divorce process -- from pre-divorce advice, during-divorce counsel and support, and post-divorce planning for the future. A certified divorce coach will keep you accountable and help you get back on track and where you want to be in your relationships, with your children and in your career as quickly as possible. Cat will work to help ease the pain of your divorce and is committed to walking with you from the beginning to the end of your process.

Where can I learn more information?

Visit Cat Blake's official website for more information on her services, plans and pricing and take the first step in your journey to healing.

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