Kim Dean Consulting
HELPING FAMILIES NAVIGATE TRANSITION WITH DIGNITY
Separation or Divorce is a pivotal event in life and ‘how’ you do it is critical to your long-term emotional and financial outcome. A good divorce does not just happen. If things go poorly, it is usually due to the process chosen.
When divorce is on the table, I help individuals and couples navigate the process before, during and after. The dimensions of separation and divorce -physical, financial and emotional - can feel overwhelming because you are making critical life decisions for yourself and your family. I am passionate about helping you thoughtfully explore your options and make decisions that allow you to create a story they will be proud to tell your children or friends someday. I help parents transition to a two-home family where your children can thrive. I help couples uncouple with dignity, compassion, and intention that allows each partner to step into post-separation life with ease and confidence rather than with emotional and financial damage that takes years to recover from.
The services I provide to help individuals and couples during this pivotal transition are:
Co-Parent Coaching and Mediation
Unbundled Legal Services
Discernment Counseling If you and your partner are undecided about whether to work on the marriage or separate. Discernment Counseling is a time-limited, structured process that helps you to gain clarity about the relationship and to make a joint decision about the future of the relationship.
Divorce Mediation is a constructive process for couples to resolve some or all the issues in their divorce with the help of a mediator.
Collaborative Divorce is a non-adversarial, respectful alternative to “fighting” through divorce with a focus on restructuring family without involving the courts. Attorneys, a mental health professional, and a financial specialist work closely with a couple as they determine what’s best for each of them (and their children) – building toward a secure future. I can work with individuals as a collaborative Attorney or with the couple as a Divorce Coach.
Co-Parent Coaching and Mediation offers guidance through the transition from spouses/partners to co-parents. Coaching parents to develop a child-centered parenting plan and a respectful, constructive co-parenting relationship together as you transition. Co-Parent Mediation is a process for constructive dispute resolution when co-parents run into issues with parenting that they cannot resolve on their own.
Unbundled Legal Services, Legal Consulting and Individual Representation “Unbundled Legal Services” provides legal assistance in a limited manner. My consulting role is many-faceted from education about the process to reviewing documents. When in the midst of a family transition, it can feel confusing and overwhelming to navigate the legal process so I provide guidance as you work through your divorce process. This is highly customized to the person or couple.
I offer a 15-minute phone consultation to talk about what would most serve your needs.
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**Please note that I am not currently providing ongoing individual or couples therapy in 2022. I am not
currently accepting new therapy or relationship coaching clients.
Referrals are available.
NEW SOLUTIONS FOR MODERN FAMILIES
I know both personally and professionally how painful and overwhelming the decision to divorce can be. I also know the amazing potential for growth and personal transformation that is possible when you work through those challenges with support.
I am trained as a lawyer, therapist and coach and combine these skills to support you through your family transition. I bring years of experience working with families and have a deep understanding of the complexity of separation and divorce.
I work with individuals and couples to decide whether or not to end the relationship. If separation or divorce is the chosen path, then I guide people to navigate the process with respect. Separation or Divorce can be a respectful, thoughtful, and an equitable process when properly supported.