Collaborative Divorce Coach
& Child Specialist
Dr. Casey Holtz specializes in supporting families through divorce.
He works as a child specialist and divorce coach in the collaborative divorce process. Dr. Holtz will also support you in working with your attorney to complete your divorce in a way that is sensitive to your child’s needs.
Goal of Collaborative Divorce
The goal of the collaborative divorce is to assist the divorcing couple in achieving a successful resolution of various issues related to their marriage and family in such a way as to minimize the negative econo-
mic, social and emotional consequences that families often experience in the traditional adversarial divorce process. As the Client, you are
a member of the Team.
In order to achieve this goal, professionals from several independent disciplines work together as a team to integrate the legal, emotional and financial aspects of a divorce. In addition to you and your family, your divorce coach may work with your attorneys, the financial specialist and the child specialist.
The Role of the Divorce Coach
Dr. Holtz will work with the couple to:
Identify and prioritize the concerns of each person
Resolve conflict effectively
Develop and support effective co-parenting skills
Enable the family and involved professionals to enhance
communication and to reduce misunderstandings
Keep the collaborative divorce process moving toward resolution
Refer the client to an appropriate professional if therapy and
counseling are warranted or desired
The Role of the Child Specialist
As a child specialist, Dr. Holtz will:
Provide your child/children with an opportunity to voice concerns
regarding the divorce.
Provide parents with information and guidance to help their
children through the divorce process. This includes:
how to inform children about the divorce/ separation
how to make child-focused decisions that are best based on their
child's individual needs.
Support the development of an effective co-parenting plan
through collaboration with parents, attorneys and, if involved,
Please review the documents below
prior to your first appointment:
Please print and complete the appropriate forms