Divorce and Marital Mediation

There are several ways to achieve a divorce. Denise Coggiola focuses on processes that emphasize peaceful solutions that don’t further damage fragile relationships. Divorce coaching can be useful at all stages of the divorce process.

Pre-Divorce Coaching

Before you file for divorce, you may have questions about family or financial issues and may not understand the legal process. Denise can help you to:

  • Focus on what matters most to you
  • Get support in difficult and emotional times
  • Get the information needed to move forward in your life
  • Find ways to preserve relationships that mean the most to you
  • Discover your strengths and put them to use

Denise can help you plan for:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child/spousal support
  • Division of assets
  • Division of debts
  • Other issues

Post-Divorce Coaching

Often problems do not go away after a divorce is finalized. Denise can help you to come to the table and develop a plan to move forward.

Some clients choose to continue coaching for a few sessions after the legal action is complete.  It is  easiest for clients to schedule follow-up sessions at 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 2 years following the divorce.  This gives clients the opportunity to air any minor or moderate issues before they escalate into huge problems.

Why should we opt for a Collaborative Divorce rather than regular divorce proceedings?

By avoiding court proceedings, your private documents and financial statements will not become public records. The entire process is designed to uphold your dignity by allowing a Mediator to facilitate a fair settlement through a series of meetings between the two parties.
The primary focus is to identify the priorities, goals, needs and interests of the parties, and help them progress towards and create a settlement that is consistent with their priorities, goals, needs, and interests. The parties make their own decisions based on their own standards. Most lawyers involved in the divorce process agree that the parties can often make better decisions about their children and their families than a judge.