A Coach may seem like a luxury in a divorce that already seems costly. Most divorces, even when there is good will between the spouses, involve intense emotions over core issues. You will likely have feelings regarding when you will each have parenting time with the kids, whether you will receive or pay child support, and who will keep the home you lived in together. When people experience strong, but often expected emotions such as grief, anger, fear, and guilt, then tends to act impulsively and they may make reactive decisions they might later regret. People who feel fearful or threatened may say things in Collaborative meetings that detract from the process and that can cause problems going forward. While your Attorney makes sure your legal rights get protected, your Divorce Coach helps to insure everything is being done to facilitate the collaborative process, so that an efficient and successful outcome is possible. For example, sometimes one parent focuses more from a logical perspective, while the other focuses more on the emotional aspects of the divorce. This can be like one parent talking Spanish while the other parent is speaking French. The Coach can serve as a translator of sorts, helping to facilitate clear and effective communication among the participants in the collaborative process.