Creating Comfort in the Court Process

I like to tell people that I am a recovering attorney, but for over sixteen years I dedicated my life helping clients overcome difficult circumstances. As a former federal criminal defense and family law attorney, I am as comfortable in the courtroom as I am in my living room. Yet, for my clients, the legal process can be overwhelming. Although I no longer litigate, I still help clients feel more relaxed and at ease with the legal process. And where I focus largely on the divorce process, my trial coaching services have proven effective in any area of litigation!

Trial Coaching

IF THE IDEA OF STEPPING INTO A COURTROOM CONCERNS YOU, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

The legal process brings up fears for most people.  Even if you have spent hours working with your attorney to get ready for a hearing, deposition or trial, nervousness and negative emotions can interfere with you getting the best outcome for your future.

ENTER, TRIAL COACHING. 

Using well-established integrative coaching methods, I will help clarify your thoughts and identify unconscious emotions. I work with you and your legal team to understand the theory of the case, objectives, concerns and other relevant factors in order to establish a coaching plan that will help you tackle any court hearing with relative ease.

In just four weeks, you will build confidence, understanding and learn specific tools that will help you during any court proceeding so that you can focus on the goals and objectives that are important to you and your legal team. 

Trial coaching can include any of the following services:

  •  Initial client intake to familiarize client with coaching and create a trial plan
  • Four confidential 60-75 minute coaching sessions over the telephone
  • Coach assisted trial preparation with your legal team
  •  Review of client deposition or hearing transcripts
  • Completion of and accountability for action items created during coaching sessions

Coaching can not only help you feel more at ease, but will help you appear more confident, credible and less likely to fall prey to attacks under cross examination.

All coaching sessions must begin at least one month before any scheduled hearing date (two months are recommended).

Early Phase Divorce Coaching

THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO DIVORCE. YOU HAVE A LOT TO DO - BUT LET'S FACE IT, YOU'RE TIRED, ANGRY, CONFUSED AND SCARED.

The early days of divorce feel a little bit like a race. You have to get an attorney, gather documents, think about strategy and still live your everyday life. It's exhausting, disorienting and overwhelming - not to mention filled with fear of the unknown.

DIVORCE COACHING CAN HELP YOU SIFT THROUGH THE CONFUSION AND HELP YOU FIND CLARITY.

Do you want to feel stronger so you can negotiate on equal footing?

How about end that endless loop through your head trying to understand where things went wrong?

Or maybe let go of some of the guilt so that you don't constantly feel so bad?

WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE YOUR EVERYDAY TASKS AND THE INCREASING DEMANDS OF YOUR DIVORCE WITHOUT FALLING APART OR FEELING FROZEN? 

Divorce Coaching in the Early Phases of Divorce helps you get organized and focused. After an initial consultation, we create a customized coaching package that focuses on your specific goals. We will work on helping you accept your current circumstances, understand the role your emotions play and let go of your expectations so that you can focus on doing all that needs to get done. Most importantly though, we'll take the fear out of your future.

All coaching sessions are 60-75 minutes and take place over the phone, so they are convenient and private.

To learn more about Divorce Coaching in the Early Phases, schedule a free consultation today.

Later Phase Divorce Coaching

INSTEAD OF WONDERING HOW DID I GET HERE, IMAGINE THAT EVERYTHING HAS LEAD YOU TO THIS POINT TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE.

I know it's hard. You might be wondering how this all happened? How did your spouse turn into someone you barely recognize? When did your life's dreams change? Divorce can leave us questioning everything - our choices, our future and our self-esteem. You might be worrying about what your future will look like and whether it's possible to love again.

YOUR DIVORCE IS A CATALYST TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

What I learned most from my own divorce is that we all have the power to either use our life story to keep us down, stuck in the past, or use it as the launching pad to create the life of my dreams. During the later phases of our divorce (or when it's all over), we're finally ready to heal - to let go of the pain and learn to live again. Later phase divorce coaching focuses on helping you accept your current circumstances and create a healthy foundation for your future. 

EVERY SITUATION, EVEN YOUR DIVORCE, CONTAINS GIFTS AND LESSONS FOR US TO FIND.

Heal Your Heart Coaching™ will help you uncover those gifts and allow you to let go of any anger, disappointment or feelings of failure you might still be feeling. Learn to not only love your life, but make a deep commitment to yourself and your future. 

All coaching sessions are 60-75 minutes and take place over the phone, so they are convenient and private.

To learn more about Divorce Coaching in the Later Phases, schedule a free consultation today.

Divorce Education & Planning Package

"Healthy Divorce is A Possibility.” – Linda M. Perry

DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE SPEND MORE TIME PLANNING THEIR WEDDING THAN THEY DO THEIR DIVORCE? 

Divorce education is about understanding how the process works, your options and your basic rights. It also means knowing how to decide whether litigation, mediation or a collaborative divorce might be best for your circumstances. Too often, people who have gone through a divorce say "I wish I had understood the process better when I started."

My approach is simple – I help you understand the divorce process, your options, guide you to the right professionals and provide you with the information you need, so that you will know what questions to ask and where to get the answers. My objective is to give you a customized framework for your divorce situation that reduces stress and emotional turmoil, the time it takes to divorce and most importantly, overall cost.

While the advice I provide is not legal advice and will not replace any advice given by your lawyer, I will work in conjunction with your lawyer and other professionals to create a supportive network that achieves the best outcome for you.

Divorce Education and Planning services may include any of the following:

  • Education and Explanation of the Divorce Process
  • Explore the Various Dispute Resolution Options
  • Help Create Specific Goals for Divorce and Your Future
  • Identification of Necessary Financial Documents
  • Specific and Personalized Referrals
  • Preparing Children for Divorce
  • Review of Custody and Parenting Plans
  • Address Key Emotional Issues that Increase Time and Cost

Divorce Education and Planning can be done over the phone or in person. Every package includes the following:

  • One hour consultation
  • A copy of my book: Illinois Divorce Basics: Planning for Your Future
  • Three professional referrals (legal, financial, mental health or other)
  • Written summary of our consultation
  • Goal Setting Worksheet 
  • Financial Spreadsheets

I truly do believe that healthy divorce is a possibility if you invest in and take the time to plan. You took the steps to plan for your marriage – now it is time to plan for a new future.

TOTAL DIVORCE EDUCATION AND PLANNING PACKAGE COST: $425

 

What My Clients Have to Say About Divorce Education and Planning:

"Having Linda on my team through the time of the divorce was finagled was key to obtaining a successful outcome. Without her on my side, who knows where things would have ended up for me. Hiring Linda Perry was the best thing I did during my divorce process." Adam


Mediation Services

I offer mediation services in divorce cases on a limited basis and generally take cases on a referral basis. Most mediations last between 3 to 6 sessions, depending on the issues presented by the clients. Mediation sessions typically last about 3 hours per session. If you are interested in learning more about mediation services, all inquiries can be made by email to linda@lindamperry.com.

RATES: $350/HOUR


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