I spent a day at a training session for all of our divorce lawyers this week, designed by experts in their fields, to help us all better understand and support our clients. This was especially connected with the emotional issues of divorce and relationship breakdown.
Actually, quite a few of our specialist divorce lawyers have suffered a divorce themselves. We are not immune, you know!
The course led me to wonder if divorce law firms should employ counsellors to offer the more complex emotional support sometimes needed. Lawyers can, when trained, offer good support but let's face it, we are lawyers not counsellors or divorce coaches.
What do you think--should we offer emotional support and if so, how?