How I help you as Your Child Custody Coach
I help you save time, money, and keep your emotional health. Divorce, separation, and child custody are not easy and most likely one of the hardest challenges you may face in this life time. Child Custody is a very stressful time, and one usually turns to an attorney or mediation.
I am not not an attorney, however, I can coach you through your custody issues and help you make informed decisions and walk through the emotions with you. I am your sound of logic and reason, and will give you the attention you deserve through this tough time. You do not need to go through this alone, and it will save you time and money in the end along with your emotional well being so you can focus on your children rather than a lengthy and costly (financial, physical, emotional) litigation.
The main goals for a Child Custody Coach is to walk the path with you, go over your fears and stresses, and help you make the best informed decisions for your life and children. I understand the barriers to overcome, and the pain that keeps you from making logical decisions. Working from your emotions is not always the best route to take when it comes to Child Custody, and I will help you through this time, educate you on the best interests of your children, and teach you about quality time vs. quantity time. I help with parenting issues, how to communicate to the other parent, prepare you for litigation (if you have no other choice), and may even help you stay out of court. I want you to be informed, make good executive decisions, and feel empowered through the process.
The professionals involved in custody matters are:
Family Law Attorney- Most family law practices focus on representing clients in a divorce and the issues related to divorce such as the division of marital property, child custody and support, and alimony. Family lawyers also draft prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements and litigate related matters.
Whether they bill by the hour or by the case, defense lawyers typically want defendants to pay a retainer fee up front, before the attorney begins working on the case. For example, a lawyer who bills at the rate of $150 an hour may want clients to pay up front for 20 hours of the lawyer's time, or $3,000.
Document Preparation Service- A service for people who represent themselves in legal matters.
Family Court Judge- presides over family courts, where domestic cases such as divorce, child custody, abuse and neglect are heard. In most cases, family courts do not have juries and the judge is in a unique position of ensuring that a fair case is held when parties cannot agree.
Family Mediator- is where an independent, professionally trained mediator helps you and your ex to work out an agreement about issues such as: Arrangements for children after you break up (sometimes called custody, residence or contact) Child maintenance payments.
Mediators who serve the general public often charge between $100 and $150 per hour, and you shouldn't charge any less than that. Each party pays only half, so that's $50 to $75 per hour per party, assuming two parties are involved. If more parties are involved, the per-party cost is even less.
Guardian ad Litem (GAL)- is a person the court appoints to investigate what solutions would be in the “best interests of a child.” Here, we are talking about a GAL in a divorce or parental rights and responsibilities case.
This is not the case with non-payment to the Guardian ad Litem (GAL), who is appointed to your case by the Court. ... The Court also sets the GAL's hourly rate which can range from $75 per hour to $250 an hour, depending on whether the GAL is a lay person or attorney and depending on the complexity of the case.
Mental Health Counselor- When you're in the middle of litigation and fighting for a fair settlement, it can be difficult to turn your focus outward and think about how you're going to move on once your divorce is final. $75-$150 a session or more.
Each provide a unique and specific role in the outcome of custody.
You will get the most out of working with me as your child custody coach if:
- You are interested in your child having a loving relationship with both parents that's free of drama and stress.
- You are able to take coaching to implement change.
- You are committed to the child's future outcomes more than either parent's rights.
If this describes you, then here is how you can apply to work with me…
To schedule a complimentary breakthrough session,
click the link below. This will take you to a short application. If you do not complete the application, then we won’t be able to serve you best and will have to cancel the call. On the call we will discuss your circumstance and determine if we are good fit together. I look forward to supporting you!
Or, if you have already met with Danica and wish to take the next step in retaining her coaching services, if during the breakthrough session she feels its a good fit, then she can email you the Coaching Agreement.