Having a third set of eyes and ears can make divorce a little easier on your soul
There are certain things you'd like to make easier in your life, and a divorce is one of them. No one is happy getting divorced (well, usually), and you're usually thrust into the situation with no guidance other than possible friends who have gone through it. That's why a divorce coach may be one way to make the proceedings go quicker than doing it alone.
Now, let me just say that divorce coaches and divorce lawyers are two different things. Whereas what we do is fight for you in court to get what you deserve, a divorce coach helps you through the process of deciding on minutiae you never thought about, like co-parenting or situations that you'd rather not tell your lawyer (either because you don't want to divulge information or we charge more per hour). Think of them as a guide, someone who can tell you – independent of your friends' and family's biases – what the best thing to do in a particular situation. Why? Because they've seen it a million times before.
We've seen divorcing couples become very aggressive toward each other because they're living in the moment and not seeing the forest from the trees. That leads to very stubborn thinking on their ends, something a divorce coach can help with. Having someone to talk to other than us, the lawyer – because we're bulldogs trying to win the case for you – can smooth things over with the other person because, honestly, isn't a divorce hard enough?