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About

I'm Paulette

Certified Divorce Coach and Credentialed Mediator behind Better Divorce Academy.
I help people just like you make it to the other side of divorce, stronger, emotionally empowered, and better financially prepared for your future.

I'm Paulette

Certified Divorce Coach and Credentialed Mediator behind Better Divorce Academy.
I help people just like you make it to the other side of divorce, stronger, emotionally empowered, and better financially prepared for your future.

Divorce Coaching Atlanta GA

WHY I'M HERE?

I See All Of Your Options As Healthy
And Hopeful Opportunities.
I save Time, money and heartache.
Let's define what they are, together.

Who am i?

Certified Divorce Coach
Credentialed Mediator
Cheerleader, Quarterback, Sherpa and friend...

Divorce Coaching Atlanta GA

WHY We're HERE?

We See All Of Your Options As Healthy
And Hopeful Opportunities.
We save Time, money and heartache.
Let's define what they are, together.

Who are we?

Team of Certified Coaches
Credentialed Mediators
Cheerleaders, Quarterbacks, Sherpas and friends...

I finally found the courage to take action and gain control of my life​.
I help families resolve their dilemma with minimal stress, reduce costs, and less emotional scarring. ​

I finally found the courage to take action and gain control of my life​.
We help families resolve their dilemma with minimal stress, reduce costs, and less emotional scarring. ​
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About Paulette Rigo

Certified Divorce Coach

I am the 1%.

97% of divorce cases manage to stay out of trial! Of the 3% that do go to trial… ONLY 1% of that 3% go to the Appellant Court process.

Well, that was ME.

I endured an 8.5-year divorce case that included a 12 day trial and 4 year appellant process that 99% of divorce cases will never experience.

Because of that unprecedented experience, I am able to help others navigate all aspects of the divorce process from start to finish.

In 2007 I left my broken marriage. But what followed was even more painful.

  • Suffered relationships
  • Emotional trauma
  • Financial mistakes
  • Physical illness

My own divorce was filled with many mistakes simply because I didn’t know what to do.

About Paulette Rigo

Certified Divorce Coach

I am the 1%.

97% of divorce cases manage to stay out of trial! Of the 3% that do go to trial… ONLY 1% of that 3% go to the Appellant Court process.

Well, that was ME.

I endured an 8.5-year divorce case that included a 12 day trial and 4 year appellant process that 99% of divorce cases will never experience.

Because of that unprecedented experience, I am able to help others navigate all aspects of the divorce process from start to finish.

In 2007 I left my broken marriage. But what followed was even more painful.

  • Suffered relationships
  • Emotional trauma
  • Financial mistakes
  • Physical illness

My own divorce was filled with many mistakes simply because I didn’t know what to do.

After years of getting knocked down, I picked up the pieces, incorporated my years of wellness training and a holistic approach…and it worked.

During this period of time hundreds of people (mostly women) reached out to me and said…

“I heard about your case”
“I read about your case”
“I can’t believe you are still going through this”
“Why is it taking so long?”
Etc….

But the conversation would always end in: “Can you help me?”

At first I told them “No”
I could barely keep my own head above water…

But after a year or so of this pattern continuing …

I made a lot of coffee
Poured a good amount of wine
And listened to a lot of stories. (Hundreds)

After years of getting knocked down, I picked up the pieces, incorporated my years of wellness training and a holistic approach…and it worked.

During this period of time hundreds of people (mostly women) reached out to me and said…

“I heard about your case”
“I read about your case”
“I can’t believe you are still going through this”
“Why is it taking so long?”
Etc….

But the conversation would always end in: “Can you help me?”

At first I told them “No”
I could barely keep my own head above water…

But after a year or so of this pattern continuing …

I made a lot of coffee
Poured a good amount of wine
And listened to a lot of stories. (Hundreds)

I began to notice commonalities

Mistakes
Fears
Concerns
Patterns
Emotions
Questions
Confusion

And a few successes

I eventually called my attorney “Marty” and shared what was happening.

“Hey Marty, you won’t believe this but people keep reaching out to me and asking if I can help them!
Should I go to law school?” (50% joking)

His reply will live in my heart and soul forever.

“You never never been the typical client.
You wanted to learn and understand the process of divorce from the perspective of a litigant, lawyer, expert witness and judge.
You were completely invested in the process and you are an asset to my firm as well as yourself.
Your case was complex and you understood every nuance of the case and you have the institutional knowledge to people are looking and need.
So Yes!.”

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to hug him or slap him….”thanks” I replied.

I opted not to apply to law school.

But

With that bold and honest encouragement I jumped into serious education, certification, training, mentoring and interning.

I created Better Divorce Academy to share the wisdom I gained from my own grueling experience and the pain I heard and felt listening to so many in need.

I began to feel my experience was no accident.

I have responsibility to help others…particularly in high-conflict cases.

My life’s purpose is to create an optimal divorce experience for each of my clients.

As a result:
I save an average of 45-65K in legal fees, 8-22 months in court and a ton of heartache and bad decision making.

I began to notice commonalities

Mistakes
Fears
Concerns
Patterns
Emotions
Questions
Confusion

And a few successes

I eventually called my attorney “Marty” and shared what was happening.

“Hey Marty, you won’t believe this but people keep reaching out to me and asking if I can help them!
Should I go to law school?” (50% joking)

His reply will live in my heart and soul forever.

“You have never been the typical client.
You wanted to learn and understand the process of divorce from the perspective of a litigant, lawyer, expert witness and judge.
You were completely invested in the process and you were an asset to my firm as well as yourself.
Your case was complex and you understood every nuance of the case and you have the institutional knowledge people are looking for and need.
So Yes!.”

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to hug him or slap him….”thanks” I replied.

I opted not to apply to law school.

But

With that bold and honest encouragement I jumped into serious education, certification, training, mentoring and interning.

I created Better Divorce Academy to share the wisdom I gained from my own grueling experience and the pain I heard and felt listening to so many in need.

I began to feel my experience was no accident.

I have a responsibility to help others…particularly in high-conflict cases.

My life’s purpose is to create an optimal divorce experience for each of my clients.

As a result:

I save an average of 45-65K in legal fees, 8-22 months in court and a ton of heartache and bad decision making.

 

Certified Divorce Coach Atlanta GA
Divorce Coaching Atlanta GA
Divorce Coach Atlanta GA
Divorce Mediator Atlanta GA

If you’re currently finding yourself in any of these situations:

  • Continual feelings of confusion and overwhelm
  • Stressed about the effect divorce will have on your children
  • Exhausted by the process of each next step
  • Googling every possible ‘what-if’ or ‘how-to’ scenario
  • Unsure if you’re even making the right decision to begin with

I developed a collaborative, holistic and systematic way to break down the steps, develop better options, and clear away obstacles to help you save precious time and money.

Better Divorce Academy saves time, relationships, heartache and money.

Certified Divorce Coach Atlanta GA
Divorce Coaching Atlanta GA
Divorce Coach Atlanta GA
Divorce Mediator Atlanta GA

If you’re currently finding yourself in any of these situations:

  • Continual feelings of confusion and overwhelm
  • Stressed about the effect divorce will have on your children
  • Exhausted by the process of each next step
  • Googling every possible ‘what-if’ or ‘how-to’ scenario
  • Unsure if you’re even making the right decision to begin with

I developed a collaborative, holistic and systematic way to break down the steps, develop better options, and clear away obstacles to help you save precious time and money.

Better Divorce Academy saves time, relationships, heartache and money.

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Dreaming of A better future
is YOUR right.

No more pretending.
No more repeating the past.
No regrets…

Dreaming of A better future
is YOUR right.

No more pretending.
No more repeating the past.
No regrets…

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