You may think hiring a divorce coach is a luxury you just can’t afford. You’re already up to your eyeballs in new and unexpected expenses: lawyers, law guardians, forensic psychologists, accountants, appraisers. How could you possibly afford to hire one more expert?!
But I’m going to share with you the top 3 ways a divorce coach will actually save you money.
1. Every time you fire off an email to your attorney, it costs you. And let’s face it, a lot of those emails are about you wanting to vent. When you have a divorce coach, those emails go to her, not the lawyer. Then she helps you wrangle them into a concise, effective email to your lawyer. That way, he’s spending a fraction of the time it would have taken him to read a bunch of separate, explosive emails. (Plus, it makes you a better client which wins you TONS of brownie points.)
2. Every time you call the law guardian, it costs you. I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but not much is going to come of your phone call about the kids being 15 minutes late for school on “his day”. Except, of course, a bill for a couple hundred dollars. But the law guardian does have to know these things. Here’s another way to save: all of that information goes to the divorce coach. She’s going to help you craft a meaningful, unemotional document that will not only plead your case to the law guardian, but will illustrate that you are an intelligent, competent, and mature parent (which will go far in your custody battle).
3. Each item you omit from your financial documentation can cost you. Did you forget to account for your dry cleaning bill? Or the pet groomer? Or maybe your parking fee at the train station? You are in an emotionally-charged state, and it’s hard to think clearly. There may be a myriad of things you’ve left out that could make a big difference in your settlement or child support. But you can’t fight for a fair outcome if you haven’t provided accurate documentation. Your divorce coach will weed through all of that paperwork with you to ensure you’ve gathered every bill and documented every account so you can provide as accurate a financial snapshot as possible. You’d be shocked at how much money a divorce coach can “find” for you.
So I guess the question you should really be asking is:
Can I afford not to hire a divorce coach?