Dr. James E. Walton, Ph.D., is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Family Divorce Specialist and Collaborative Divorce Coach. Dr. Walton has been working with families in the Los Angeles area for the past 30 years. He assists divorcing couples in managing the upsetting emotions that result during the trauma of divorce. He guides divorcing couples into having productive and beneficial conversations that lead to agreements.
During a divorce, the emotional forces that caused the breakdown of the relationship are still present, active, and frequently worsen. These unregulated emotions can create blocks to agreements costing the couple more money, time, and heartache than they had planned. When this occurs, the children are not spared injury from the anger and retaliation. Dr. Walton has experience in breaking impasses and moving the couple towards agreement understanding that they are hardworking and doing right by their families. He works from the perspective that their story is one of achievement against the odds, not pessimism, and despair.
Dr. Walton can assist in preventing damaging counterproductive behavior and calm down the emotions so that the couple can think clearly, respectfully, and reasonably. He can assist you in communicating with your former spouse, attorney, and team accurately so that your thoughts, actions, and decisions are effective. This will allow the process of negotiating your divorce to successfully move forward. His goal is to get you across the finish line and achieve a divorce with the peace of mind knowing that you can preserve your family and your bank account. He is with you each step of the way.
Dr. Walton can work with you and your family to create a parenting plan that eases the stress for the entire family while assisting you in acquiring the necessary skills to co-parent effectively. If you have children, you will know each other for the rest of your lives. How you divorce will set the course for how you work as co-parents with your children into the future. He helps to ensure that you move in the right direction.