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Divorce Coaching

Our divorce coaches help clients navigate their separation and divorce so they can minimize expense, time, and stress while establishing and achieving what’s most important to their futures. Unlike therapists, coaches are present and future-oriented and will work side-by-side with their clients to help them deal with all the planning, decisions, organization, and tasks associated with the divorce process.

As your Divorce Coach, our team will help you move through divorce in a more thoughtful, prudent, and efficient way.  We can help you define your goals and determine the steps you need to take to move forward.  We will work to help reduce the amount of time and money you spend and will focus on reducing your stress level so that you can think clearly and make the best possible decisions for your future.

Divorce Coaching

Do you need an ally? A divorce guide? Someone who really gets divorce and has the skills to make sure you get the settlement you deserve?

We provide divorce coaching and advocacy to help you obtain your best financial and emotional outcome.

We’ll help you:

  • Navigate each step in the divorce process
  • Select and manage your attorney
  • Explore settlement options and requirements for support
  • Communicate effectively with your spouse
  • Support your children through the transition
  • Handle family and friends
  • Sell or refinance the house
  • Budget, and Envision and plan for a new future

You get a better result at less expense, time, and stress.

Divorce coaching and strategy planning

 We meet with you to understand your priorities, needs, and concerns and make recommendations on the best divorce process for you. While the divorce is underway, we’ll help you navigate how to communicate with your spouse as well as your attorney so that you can get the best outcomes possible at the least expense.

DIVORCE Financial planning

We’ll start by assisting you in getting organized, collecting necessary financial documents, taking steps to protect yourself financially once the divorce is underway. Then, as CDFA professionals, we’ll assess your current financial situation and identify options for asset division that take into account taxes, risk, and accurate valuations. We’ll also estimate alimony, an alimony buyout, and child support and help you envision and then plan for your future financial health. Finally, we’ll develop a tailored post-divorce checklist to ensure your settlement isn’t jeopardized by not tying up the loose ends.

practical and emotional supPort

This is not easy! There are so many decisions to be made that could affect your future for years. We’ll help you make rational decisions that you’ll feel good about five, ten, twenty years from now. We can help you tackle the difficult tasks ahead, both big and small while avoiding some of the big mistakes that can be overlooked. We’ll also be your champion, giving you the encouragement and support you’ll need. 

Proven Success

The Numbers Don’t Lie

A TruNorth Mediation isn’t the same as most mediations. We bring financial, practical, and emotional coaching expertise to each mediation to create optimal agreements, utilizing sophisticated financial analysis tools and creative problem-solving. As such, while our mediators are not lawyers, they are well-versed in divorce and family law and your legal papers will be prepared by a legal professional to be filed with the court.


TRUNORTH MEDIATION clients who were "extremely"` or "VERY SATISFIED" past 12 months

Our work with TruNorth Mediation was smooth and quick. Our finances were rather complicated–a pension, restricted stock units, education accounts, child support, alimony, and a mortgage agreement–and we were pleased with the accuracy, thoroughness and creativity that came from their analyses and settlement options.

Richard D.

We couldn’t have gotten through the process without Berni’s knowledgeable and patient guidance. It was a real pleasure working with her and she really knows her stuff!

Dana P.

Berni was so supportive throughout the process. Our divorce and mediation were tangled by a good deal of turmoil and emotional distress, but Berni kept us focused, hopeful, and moving forward until we could come to agreements about our finances and the kids. You won’t be disappointed with TruNorth Mediation!

Sarah M.

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