Divorce is a storm. It disrupts, agitates, and confuses—or depending on the force and level of the storm, destroys—a person’s comfort zone or customary way of life. Thus, it makes sense that divorce can be one of the most difficult times a person can face. Yet, divorce is an opportunity. It’s an opportunity for a new beginning, for personal transformation. What got wrecked in the storm can be rebuilt or replaced with something stronger. Recognizing this gem-in-the-rough is key to getting through what can truly be a convoluted legal process and overwhelming personal process. Getting the right support for both the legal process and the personal process is key. While there is plenty of skilled legal help available, what often gets ignored is the personal support piece. Implementing and adapting to change is a personal process and by focusing on the personal process of divorce we can swing open the doors to personal transformation.
As an experienced Utah divorce lawyer, I have witnessed hundreds of divorces. Over the years, I found that although my clients may have initially come to me for legal support, they would return to me for personal support. I found I had an ability to help people get “unstuck” from what felt like limbo, or a constant holding pattern. The feeling was mutual, too, because I felt called to coach my clients. I wanted to maximize not only their legal success, but also their personal success as well because I saw that the two were interconnected; those who successfully mastered their personal process, also weathered the storm of divorce successfully.
I believe I am able to empathize and connect with my clients on a level that allows me to step into their shoes as best I can and walk the pathway of divorce with them and experience what my clients may be feeling, grasping the situation from their point of view. My client-connection process helps me to recognize patterns people may be stuck in and identify where they are in the cycle of change so that I can expertly guide them to safety.
As your divorce coach, I can help bridge the gap of where you are now and guide you to where you want to be. I can assist you at any stage in the divorce process—before, during, or after. As an experienced Utah divorce lawyer, I can help educate you about the legal process in Utah and identify what steps you can expect along the way. In this capacity, I have been successful helping clients avoid common mistakes of divorce. I have helped clients achieve their goals by standing in as a “thinking partner” and “sounding board.” I have assisted clients develop the courage to start their divorce, and I have helped many adapt to change in their post-divorce world.
As your divorce coach, I will support you during the storm such that when it is over and a new day has begun, the foundation for a successful new life will have already been planted.
Jennifer is a trusted family lawyer in Utah, having litigated hundreds of cases as a member of Neeley & Neeley Law Office, LLC in Ogden, Utah. Her passion is helping others achieve personal harmony, success, and happiness.
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