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Jewish Social Service Agency
Serving Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia


Divorce and Separation Services

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JSSA helps parents and children move forward together during family transitions.

JSSA provides an opportunity for you to learn from our highly skilled professionals and share with others who are facing similar challenges.

Divorce Consultations

An initial pro bono divorce consultation helps individuals and couples understand the different divorce options. Call 301-610-8381 to schedule your consultation today. The consultation also provides attorney referrals when indicated.

Collaborative Divorce Coaching

Collaborative divorce assists couples in reaching an agreement and resolving conflicts by using cooperative techniques rather than adversarial strategies. Collaborative divorce is a team approach that may include lawyers, divorce coaches, child specialists and financial experts. Coaches provide emotional support, work on improving co-parenting skills and developing a written parenting plan.

Parenting Plans

Research suggests that developing a comprehensive, individualized parenting plan with a mental health divorce coach helps prioritize your children’s needs during this transitional period and in the future. A typical parenting plan often outlines scheduled time with each parent, holidays and vacations, major decision-making, exchange of information, how to handle an impasse on a parenting issue and how the plan might be updated in the future.

Child Specialists

The child specialist provides a safe place for children to share their feelings and concerns and ask questions about the divorce process. A child specialist plays an important, time-limited role in helping parents understand what their children are experiencing and what their needs are during the divorce process and in the future. The child specialist serves as a resource to parents and provides feedback to the collaborative team as they develop a parenting plan that strives to ensure the best interest of the children. For special needs families, JSSA offers guidance and expertise with their unique challenges.

Additional Services:

  • Counseling
  • Divorce services for couples with special needs children
  • Parenting trainings and workshops
  • Separation and divorce support groups for children and adults
  • Referrals to child, adult and family therapy
  • Consultations for attorneys dealing with challenging clients

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JSSA Separation and Divorce Support

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