A little About Separation Coach Julie Gill

I’m a Separation Coach as well as a Mediator, Arbitrator, CDFA and the owner of Families First Mediation.

Early in my mediation practice I found that clients a)weren’t always ready to sit down in mediation with their ex and b) struggled through the financial process of disclosure and understanding both their current financial situation as well as their future options. They were also looking for answers and guidance that didn’t fit into the mediation process.

I started Separation Coach.com to help both represented and unrepresented clients feel supported and empowered to make informed decisions during their break up.

I’m divorced and had the unfortunate experience, cost and stress of going through the legal process during my life transition. After 20 years I can honestly say that I can provide a great deal of insight into some of the pitfalls. I can also tell you that there is life after separation.

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Julie Gill

Owner, Mediator, Coach

My Perspective

My training as a Qualified Mediator and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) provides me with a unique perspective. I can help put some logic in the chaos that often comes with separation and divorce. Having been through a divorce myself I can provide both practical and financial support.

I can save you time, money and stress. A CDFA like myself, engaged early in the process can be used by either party or as a neutral by both parties to help each of you clearly understand your financial situation, now and in the future.

Later in the process a CDFA can be used to support settlement negotiations as well as the litigation process.

One party is often more knowledgeable about the family’s household finances than the other. Using a CDFA can help level the playing field.

…And sometimes a CDFA is just there to help manage expectations. Emotions can get in the way during separation and divorce, perhaps clouding your judgment. Often when you are stuck in the middle it’s hard to see past where you are today in order to make good long term decisions.

My Designations

FDRP Med – Certified Specialist in Family Mediation (FDRIO)

FDRP Fin – Certified Specialist in Family Separation Finances (FDRIO)

CDFA – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (IDFA)

Q.Med -Qualified Mediator (ADRIO)

Cert.EM Adv – Advanced Certified Elder Mediator (FMC & EMIN)

QFAS – Qualified Family Arbitration Screener (FDRIO)

MHFA Cert. – Mental Health First Aid Certified (Mental Health First Aid Canada)