What is a Divorce Coach, and Do You Need One for Your Illinois Divorce?
Today, the word “coach” extends far beyond the world of sports. In fact, you can find a coach for almost anything these days - life coaches, weight loss coaches, and even divorce coaches. What is a divorce coach, and do you really need one during your Illinois divorce. Moreover, how might these professionals fit into your divorce team and overall strategy? The following information can help you learn more.
What is a Divorce Coach?
As the name implies, divorce coaches assist parties as they navigate through the complexities of their separation. The application of these services can be logistical, emotional or even just supportive. For example, your divorce coach might assist you with tasks like gathering paperwork or creating and maintaining a budget, or their work may entail connecting you with a support group or therapist while you work through the grieving process. Just remember that a divorce coach should never be thought of as a replacement for a seasoned divorce lawyer. Divorce coaches cannot provide you with detailed legal advice, nor can they handle the complex legal paperwork and process of a divorce. For this type of assistance, you still need an attorney.
Can You Benefit from the Assistance of a Divorce Coach?
While some parties need only an attorney for their divorce, others may need (or could greatly benefit) from an entire divorce team. For example, parties who have complex assets (i.e. businesses, artwork, real estate, etc.) can often benefit from the assistance of an appraiser. Parties engaged in a high net worth divorce can often benefit from the assistance of a financial planner and/or tax specialist. Likewise, there are divorcing parties who might benefit greatly from the assistance of a divorce coach. Examples might include:
- Domestic violence victims who may need assistance with obtaining financial information in a way that does not jeopardize their safety;
- Disadvantaged parties who do not have an understanding of their family finances;
- Parties struggling to deal with the logistical side of their divorce because they are crippled by its emotional ramifications;
- Parties considered to be at a high risk for asset hiding or depreciation; and
- Individuals who feel they need a boost of confidence to successfully navigate their divorce.
Contact Our Wheaton Divorce Lawyers
At Davi Law Group, LLC, we understand that every divorce situation is unique, which is why we work so hard to support our clients as they work to build a divorce team that suits their needs. Seasoned and experienced, our DuPage County divorce lawyers can provide compassionate, personalized services for your Illinois divorce. Call 630-580-6373 to schedule your consultation today.