Program Topics

Part 1

Introduction to the CDS training program

CDS Benefits 

Emotional State Management 

Levels of Learning 

NLP Communication Model

Emotional State Management

Perceptual Positioning 

Well-Formed Outcomes 

Avoiding resistance and maintaining co-operation with your clients

Effective methods of information gathering and precision questioning

Managing your divorcing client’s emotional state and expectations

The seven stages of the  Professional/Client Session Cycle

     Stage One: Self-Assessment 

     Stage Two: Building Rapport 

     Stage Three: Information Gathering/Building Rapport 

     Stage Four: Options & Guidance 

     Stage Five: Decision & Next Steps 

     Stage six: End of Meeting

     Stage Seven : Follow up rapport 


Part 2


The Legal Professional 

Different Types of Divorces 

Divorce Process Options 





Important Factors in a Divorce Settlement 

Sample Parenting Plan 

The Importance of Staying Up-to-Date with the Latest Laws (Both Federal and Local) 

Gay Divorce 

Military Divorce 

Gray Divorce 


The Financial Professional 

The Financial Affidavit 

Insurance for Alimony and Child Support 

Loans to Help Cover Divorce Costs 


National Alimony Tax Reform 

Property Division 

Splitting up a 401K in divorce 


The Residential Professional 

How Does Divorce Affect An Individual’s Ability to Buy or Sell a Home? 

How Divorce Affects A Client’s Credit and Their Ability to Qualify for a Mortgage/Loan 

How the Client’s Living Situation Affects the Process 

Residential Options When Going Through Divorce 

How the Selling of a Home Affects the Child Going Through Divorce 

Mental Health 

The Mental Health Professional 

The Emotional Stages of Divorce

Signs of Depression 

The Narcissistic Client 

Domestic Violence

How Divorce Affects a Child 

Self Care