Considering divorce or needing guidance on how to start the process? Working with a divorce coach early on could save you time, money, and frustration down the road.

Are you going through a divorce, dealing with post-divorce issues, transitioning to single-parenthood, or entering the dating world again? All of these are major life changes. A divorce coach will help you demystify the process and regain a sense of control by assisting you in creating a step-by-step roadmap through divorce and after. Coaching provides you with clarity, direction, and the tools you need to navigate into your “new” normal. During this time, your coach will be the most essential resource in helping you have as smooth a transition as possible.

Are there children involved? Developing a co-parenting plan and learning more effective communication skills will allow you and your ex-spouse to work together in the best interest of your family.

The choices you make during this time will impact your life on many levels for years to come. As John Maxwell says, “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”

Meet Debbie Martinez

Divorce, post-divorce and
co-parenting coach

Florida Supreme Court certified
family mediator

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Debbie Martinez is the founder and president of Transformation thru Divorce, LLC where she provides divorce, post-divorce and co-parenting coaching. She is a certified life coach, Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator and Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator.

Her morning television segment, “Debbie Does Divorce,” aired on WCIV ABC News 4 in Charleston, SC. Segments can be re-watched on the Transformation thru Divorce Facebook and YouTube pages. Debbie also writes a monthly divorce column for The Florida Villager magazine and was a regular contributor to several publications.

Debbie is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Nova Southeastern University where she is studying conflict analysis and resolution. She has her MA from the University of South Florida in education and was a behavior specialist in the school system for five years before becoming a consultant in private practice. Media outlets of all sizes, including The New York Times, have recognized her expertise and professionalism. She gives workshops and lectures on various topics pertaining to divorce, women’s issues, and relationships.

Trained in collaborative divorce in Florida and South Carolina, Debbie currently serves on the board of the South Carolina Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Debbie brings her life experience and formal training into her coaching practice to empower and educate clients on their divorce journey and their new beginnings.

“We feel most helpless when we’ve made choices by default when we haven’t designed our lives on our own.”

– Richard Bach


“I’ve already been through a divorce but met Debbie at an event and after speaking with her I really wish I had known about her services when I was going through my divorce. There’s so much she could have helped me with.”

“Debbie has been incredibly helpful to me- consistently available, ready with feedback and supportive input. Her support and advice were vital for me as I contemplated divorce, custody issues, & financial changes with very little knowledge (and lots of anxiety) about what to expect.”

“Debbie not only gave me several new tools for stress-management, she also checked in and helped with personal guidance. It is something that really transformed my entire outlook on separation and divorce.”

“Debbie is reachable and present, and quick in responding to a wide variety of questions and needs. She helped with the intimidating step of finding an attorney, then accompanied me, and she even took notes – she really knew what would help in such a stressful time!”

“Debbie is proactive, great with prioritizing and gives feedback that can be trusted. If I needed help with financial planning, advice on real estate, information on child therapists, Debbie was ready with contacts and referrals. She has helped me with many co-parenting issues, and Debbie is a positive and compassionate listener. For me, it is her experience, connections, and healthy perspective that are so valuable.”

“Divorcing was intense and I had no preparation or ideas of what I’d experience; Debbie knew what was needed & she encouraged and supported me. So thankful that Debbie worked with me before and during the divorce process- it’s really been a huge shift upward.”