How A Divorce Coach’s Work Assists The Family Law Solicitor

Rhiannon Ford Divorce Consultancy does not just benefit the person getting divorced. I am confident I can also greatly assist the solicitor in the case.

As a divorce coach and consultant, I provide emotional support and practical help to people going through divorce and separation. But with my background as a family law solicitor, I also very much understand what the solicitor needs from the client in order to run the client’s case.

Having left private practice to set up Rhiannon Ford Divorce Consultancy, I no longer provide formal legal advice but work in conjunction with the family law solicitor. My work complements the service provided by the solicitor and we can work together to provide the best service possible for the client.

Relationship breakdown can be extremely distressing.

I have recognised that often the client requires additional help and support to the legal advice provided, which falls outside the boundaries of the service the solicitor is able to provide. It is not appropriate (for either the client or the solicitor), for the solicitor to be responsible for providing emotional support. The client should be referred to a professional who specialises in this type of help. Whilst I am not a counsellor, I provide positive, non judgemental support through coaching for the client. Where appropriate I can also refer the client to a counsellor or therapist.

Heightened emotional stress from the breakdown of their marriage interferes with a client’s ability to provide clear and rational instructions to the solicitor.

I provide emotional support for the client throughout the legal process, resulting in a calmer more confident client. This allows the solicitor to concentrate on their legal advice.

I coach clients to empower them to make strong decisions and work towards their expectations for the future.

This enables the client to feel more in control of their life and better able to work constructively with their solicitor for a positive outcome.

I provide practical help at different stages of the legal process.

with the completion of their Financial Statement and Income Needs Schedule; preparation for giving evidence and attending court; translation of legal jargon; help communicating their instructions clearly and concisely to the solicitor. This allows the solicitor time to concentrate on more productive chargeable hours elsewhere.

For more information about my work as a divorce and separation consultant, please get in touch with me here to discuss how we might work together. I am keen to build up good working relationships with solicitors and mediators in Surrey and London.


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