That initial conversation sets the tone for the rest of the divorce process. Learn to prepare clients to tell their spouse they want a divorce in a kind, gentle and yet firm way that heads off conflict and prevents circular conversations.
Of course there are times when surprising a spouse by serving them with divorce papers is necessary for safety reasons. However, in most cases, helping your clients bust though the fear of breaking the news themselves can reap big benefits down the line.
Join DCA master educator and high conflict specialist Debra Doak and be ready to guide clients through all the steps to get ready for that important talk:
- Plan their script
- Make safety preparations
- Choose the right time/location
- Use straight talk
- Handle objections
- De-escalate conflict
- Deflect settlement discussions
- Determine next steps
When handled properly, this can be direct and fairly brief rather than a long, drawn out discussion, argument or blame-filled conversation. Learn the tools and tips to guide your client through a safe and respectful "I want a divorce" talk.
Many parents have a hard time approaching this conversation because they worry about when to tell, how much to tell, and how to do it in a way that sets their kids up for success.
Join Tracy Callahan and learn how to coach clients through this critical conversation.
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