How Can A Divorce Coach Benefit Me?

How Can A Divorce Coach Benefit Me?

What is a CDC® coach?

Certified Divorce Coach is a dynamic training and certification program which provides proprietary frameworks and divorce coaching competencies. We have launched hundreds of people on a new path, equipped with practice standards, ethics, frameworks, and processes that help them excel as a certified divorce coach.


Do I need a CDC® coach?

You do not need a CDC® coach in order to file for divorce, however, many divorcing parties find them to be helpful throughout the experience. Divorce can be emotionally draining and overwhelming for many who go through them. Working with a divorce coach can help you to navigate the process smoothly. 


CDC® coach Jacqui Atcheson explains:

CDC® coaches offer both great value for their clients and to other professionals working with a client. The CDC Certified Divorce Coach® provides services according to a professional standard. We follow core standards such as “Standards of Ethics and Professional Responsibility”, Respecting our Boundaries with the other professions, standards of Coaching Core Competencies approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Professional Continuing Education requirement (sixteen hours every two years), and Partnering with the Public through a formal “Grievance Procedure.” Regulations, for the certification, are filed with the governments of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


This certification was started several years ago after surveying hundreds of Attorney –represented people who said, “I wish I had a divorce coach during my divorce.” The training is live, interactive adult experiential learning. There are ten (10) professional instructors offering a multidiscipline approach to the training. There are thirty-two (32) training modules. The training happens over sixteen (16) weeks. Additionally, the certification candidates experience a Mentor Program and a Peer Coaching Program, along with learning-in-action assignments, and more.  Overall, there are two hundred twenty (220) training hours.


There are additional requirements upon application for certification. All of this results in a dual certification, namely, CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and CDC Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®. 


Divorce coaching is a flexible, goal-oriented process designed to support, motivate, and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future, based on their particular interests, needs, and concerns.


CDC® coaches understand what is meant by the unauthorized practice of law and how not to practice law, even by accident. 

CDC® divorce coaches have different professional backgrounds.

-Twenty percent (20%) of the CDC® coaches are Family Lawyers.

-Twenty percent (20%) of the CDC® coaches are Psychologists and Therapists of various descriptions.

-Twenty percent (20%) are a combination of non-lawyer mediators and financial professionals such as: CPAs and other divorce financial professionals.

The remaining forty percent (40%) are a diverse group, including, medical doctors, retired nurses, educators, clergy members, and others.

Divorcing Moms and Dads often refer to their divorce as a lonely, frightening, frustrating, stressful, hurtful, traumatic transition for them. People often feel overwhelmed by the enormity of it all. There is high value in having access to a skilled personal thinking partner.


Here’s how a CDC® can help:

A CDC® coach helps reduce the trauma so a client can recover more easily.

A CDC® coach helps make the divorce process a little kinder and gentler, especially when there are minor children involved.

A CDC® coach offers a safe harbor from the divorce storm by providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and patient process, while helping the client to gain their own clarity and confidence to manage their way forward.


Dawn Renken is a certified divorce coach (CDC) who can help you navigate this difficult time in your life. Not only does working with a divorce coach help to ensure all of your bases are covered throughout the divorce process, but they can also help you navigate the difficult emotions you are experiencing throughout this process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you through your divorce and lessen the emotional impact on your family.


Same-Sex Divorce Attorney in Houston  

Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. We proudly serve the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Brazos County, Cypress, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial Houston, Montgomery County, Montrose, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.



Renken Law Firm, PLLC
11500 Northwest Fwy #618
Houston, TX 77092
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