When I trained to be a divorce coach, my only intention was to use the coaching course to develop skills to enhance my work as a family lawyer, mediator and parenting coordinator. Little did I know that I would find the idea of coaching so potentially helpful in its own right that I would decide to provide my own coaching service for separating parents! 
When I trained to be a divorce coach, my only intention was to use the coaching course to develop skills to enhance my work as a family lawyer, mediator and parenting coordinator. Little did I know that I would find the idea of coaching so potentially helpful in its own right that I would decide to provide my own coaching service for separating parents! That said, I loved a recent role spanning several years in which I worked as a professional support lawyer in the area of private child law for a national law firm – in plain language, this meant I got to read the vast majority of court judgments published by our family law specialist judges in England and Wales, in order to understand and explain to my team at work how judges are interpreting our national laws and related rules and applying them to families who are separating. 
 
The court judgements are a rich source of information, analysis and reflection. They are often lengthy and complex and this makes them largely inaccessible to stressed out separating parents, who might find simple explanations about what our courts do in different situations – for example, if there is form of domestic abuse, some form of so-called parental alienation, if one parent wants to move abroad with the children, or if parents simply can't decide how children should divide their time between two households - helpful! 
 
And so, I have decided I can combine both my interest in maintaining engagement with the law and court judgments with my coaching practice. As part of my website’s Blog page, I will regularly provide case digests about the key child law judgments that are being published in a way that I hope will be straightforward, engaging and digestible. Watch this space… 
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