In the process of a separation, people are likely to feel a wide range of intense emotions. Sadness, anger, hurt, fear, uncertainty and loneliness may combine with confusion about the decisions that must be made. It can feel like a huge challenge to know where and how to begin. When a relationship ends, emotions run high. Without emotional and practical support, the strain and worry of separation can feel overwhelming.
We have specialized training related to separation and divorce that includes family therapy, mediation, conflict resolution, the Family Law Act, Collaborative Divorce, parental alienation, child development and transition. Lawyers are not trained to provide emotional support, to help resolve conflict or to advise about parenting after separation, and are recommending the use of therapists/coaches to support clients through the process.