When someone is just beginning to think about a divorce, there can be so much fear about what is going to happen. A good way to get off on the right foot in your divorce is to meet with a Collaborative Divorce Navigator. What is a Navigator?
A Navigator is a Collaboratively trained, licensed mental health professional who meets with you for approximately 1.5 hours after first gathering some important information from both of you. It is a safe space to explore how you might like to complete your divorce in a less frightening and more thoughtful way. Your Navigator will customize your divorce to fit your specific needs.
Your Navigator will help outline the steps to take and help you find the resources and choose a team that will best support you and your family members during this difficult time.
Goals for your meeting:
- Promote bringing your “better selves” to your divorce process.
- Address your emotional well-being as well as your financial needs.
- Be in the “driver’s seat” for all important decisions ahead.
- If you have children, support a healthy co-parenting relationship and set the foundation for developing an effective parenting plan tailored to the needs of your children.
- Determine the composition of your team and the next steps in the process.
To find a Navigator, go to this site’s Home page and click on “Help Me Start” at the bottom of the page.
Judith F. Sterling, CDFA, CPA is a divorce financial professional practicing in San Francisco, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. More information in her bio on the “Find A Professional” page.