Law and Mediation Offices of Julia Whitelaw
Phone: 415-968-5909
Fax: 415-874-1989


1108 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94901




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Divorce Coaching

Many people find that they need extra support as they wind their way through divorce. There are so many decisions and so many factors, it is difficult to formulate goals and remain focused on them. Often, they turn to their lawyers for help when these decisions are really not legal decisions. Sometimes a therapist can help, but often, therapists are not focused on goal-oriented decision-making, communcation and action or they are not aware of the implications and restrictions of law. Divorce coaches on the other hand provide a broad range of support to help parties get and remain on course.

Julia's skills and background leave her well-positioned to help you formulate goals and keep on course to move constructively through divorce. She can provide the communications skills training, emotional support and stress management skills, as well education on child development to ensure that your needs and concerns and those of your children remain front and center and that the quality of your communications and decision-making remain optimal as you move through the divorce process. As a family law attorney she has knowledge of and can take into account the law in planning and execution of your goals.

Like a life coach, Julia will help you to think about how you want to structure the future, both individually and as a co-parent. However, her background and training as a family law attorney and her studies in counseling psychology, including knowledge of complex family systems, structures and dynamics leave her uniquely positioned to help you identify and achieve your goals and maintain your equilibrium as you navigate the divorce process.

As a divorce coach, Julia will work proactively to help you change unhelpful communications patterns, take preventative measures to keep problems from getting too big and to give you the tools to enhance your use of your attorney and other professionals involved in your case.

The Law and Mediation Offices of Julia Whitelaw offers family law services to clients located throughout the Bay Area, including in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco and Alameda counties. This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.