82 Palomino Ln, Suite 703, Bedford, NH 03110




…through collaborative practice

Collaborative Divorce Coach
Caren B. Rifkin


When divorcing couples treat each other like adversaries in a lawsuit, the effects can be devastating to individuals and families. When a couple chooses to divorce using collaborative practice, the process is distinctly different. Working collaboratively with a professional team and coaching couples during the divorce settlement process has shown me over and over again, that despite high conflict situations, the benefits of working together in this way are significant. Most importantly, the outcomes that are achieved have a substantially positive impact on the children of divorcing couples.

How Caren Helps

As a Collaborative Practice Coach, Caren has specialized training in conflict resolution, mediation, principled and interest based negotiation and collaborative divorce coaching.
Providing proper education and establishing trust between divorcing parties is of highest priority. Caren has two roles in the process:
Divorce Coach
As a counselor and psychotherapist, Caren is uniquely qualified to assist clients in managing the emotions of divorce
Team Facilitator
As a Facilitator, the Collaborative Practice Coach helps to organize meetings and the flow of information..

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Why Choose a Collaborative Divorce?

Everyone has heard, or you may have yourself experienced, a divorce horror story. The unfortunate part in many of these stories is that much of the pain and suffering within them may be a result of the divorce process rather than the divorce itself. Sadly, the traditional litigated divorce process can add significant insult to injury when it comes to an already emotional and draining situation.

What is a Collaborative Divorce Coach?

When you think about divorce, the term collaboration is probably one of the last words to come to mind. Here are two people asking to end their marriage, both of whom are likely experiencing hurt feelings, lack of trust and want nothing more than to start living their lives apart. So when divorcing couples first come to me, I’m not surprised to hear that one, or both, of them is a little skeptical.