You are understandably going through a tough and emotionally charged time as you consider filing for divorce. As a result, it will be beneficial for you to work with a divorce coach with a legal background in divorce law. Attorney Kevin B. Gibbs has over 25 years of legal experience working on divorce matters, and you can trust him to handle your situation with care and attention. Let an experienced and compassionate professional walk you through your divorce and protect your interests in the negotiations room.
What Is Divorce Coaching?
Divorce coaching is a goal-oriented process designed to support, motivate, and guide partners going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future, based on their interests, needs, and concerns. Divorce coaches have different professional backgrounds, but it is particularly beneficial to work with a divorce coach who is also a practicing divorce lawyer like Attorney Kevin B. Gibbs, as a legal professional can better help ensure that their client’s rights as a spouse and parent are being protected through negotiations.
Divorce coaching is useful to pursue while also working on the legal side of divorce with an attorney, as coaching can help clients in the non-legal areas of divorce, from emotion and communication to organization when negotiating the terms of the spouses’ separation. Generally, divorce coaches act as independent third parties in the room, primarily providing guidance, motivation, and support. So, coaching sessions are largely structure by the clients, who can choose the issues they want and need help with at any stage of the divorce, from pre-divorce to during divorce to post-divorce.
Helping Before, During, and After Divorce
Divorce coaching can aid in various matters pre-divorce, such as helping clients move past roadblocks that may seem daunting when filing for separation. A divorce coach can assess the marriage to help partners decide to work on the marriage, separate, or divorce, and from there they can recommend any resources like counseling for the parents and children as they begin the divorce process that can last from a few months to even a year.
During divorce, a divorce coach can help an individual navigate the day-to-day journey of divorce. This can include helping a client:
- gather and organize all necessary information (personal and financial);
- understand different types of divorce (negotiated divorce versus collaborative divorce);
- build a personal support system;
- work through parent-child concerns at a personal and financial level;
- clarify and talk through thoughts and concerns to encourage sound decision-making;
- set reasonable and fair goals for the divorce settlement;
- select a team of required professionals for the divorce depending on the client’s needs (e.g., business advisors like a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, psychologists/counselors).
It will also be particularly beneficial for a divorce coach to help their client separate emotions from the business of divorce to ensure they make authoritative and clear-headed decisions. That is, a divorce coach can work with their client to think and communicate rationally rather than purely emotionally, which can sometimes be contrary to the client’s best interests.
After a divorce process concludes, a divorce coach can then help their client cope with their new normal. They can help the newly divorced individual establish a vision of their future and set both short-term and long-term goals for themselves, such as how they plan to pursue their relationship with their children.
Contact Kevin B. Gibbs, APLC Today
If you are currently going through a divorce or seek to discuss your options for divorce, it is advisable to consult a divorce coach to streamline the process. In particular, a divorce coach with a legal background will be even more beneficial for you, as you can get both the non-legal and legal eye in one. Attorney Kevin B. Gibbs has years of experience in divorce law in California, and he can provide you the divorce coaching services you need before divorce, during divorce, and after divorce.
"I used Mr. Gibbs for my divorce. He was great, very knowledgeable and professional! He was excellent at letting me know the options I had and pointing me in the best direction. He was upfront and honest about outcomes. I was very happy with his service."Joshua Lott
"I could not have asked for a better experience in the midst of a bad situation than working with Mr. Gibbs. He was honest and fair and patient and kind."Rebecca Sterling
"He is a great family law attorney and I would definitely recommend him to a friend or family member in need."Les D.