Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law

Co-Parent Coaching with Jackie Deam | Episode 117

July 28, 2022 Ryan Kalamaya & Amy Goscha
Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law
Co-Parent Coaching with Jackie Deam | Episode 117
Show Notes

Divorce can cause a lot of harm to children, but it doesn’t have to. Joining us today is someone who knows the ins and outs of this topic from a personal and professional perspective. Jackie Deam is a lawyer, mediator, and co-parent coach, who went through 5 divorces between both of her parents when she was a child. 

These experiences, combined with the struggles that saw children facing because of a lack of system-level support, motivated Jackie to leave her job as a teacher to pursue a career in law. In today’s episode, Jackie explains what the role of a co-parent coach entails and why this role is invaluable in helping parents navigate the challenges of raising kids while going through a divorce. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being “a level of imperfect that’s safe.”

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Jackie shares her personal childhood experience of divorce. 
  • Examples of when divorce harms children and when it benefits them. 
  • The team that you should surround yourself with when you are going through a divorce or separation. 
  • An explanation of what the role of a co-parent coach entails.
  • Jackie’s approach to mediating communication between divorced parents.  
  • Examples of how to be a model of growth for your children. 
  • Why talking negatively about your child’s other parent in front of them is harmful. 
  • The importance of looking after yourself when you are going through a divorce. 
  • Learning to let go of what you can’t control.
  • Co-parenting resources that Jackie recommends. 


What is Divorce at Altitude? 

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injury, and criminal defense in Colorado. 

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