Meet Jen & Brandyn

the pros behind Parent Team

Things are tough right now — 

But your kids will be OKAnd you will, too.

You’re navigating a lot right now. 

You’re either considering a divorce or restructure, you’re in the thick of one, or you’re trying to find your new normal on the other side of a court date… all while trying to be at your best for your kids. 

You might not feel like it right now, but you’re doing an incredible job. And we can say that with confidence… because you’re here. You’re actively seeking out what your kids need most right now. 

We believe what they need most is you. Both of you. It’s not easy. But it’s worth it. And we’d be honored to help you along the way.

 With more than 30 years of combined experience in counseling, financial planning, and mediation, we’ve seen how divorce can take its toll on families.

We created Parent Team because we’re convinced it doesn’t have to be that way.

Brandyn Roark Caires (left), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Jen Schimbeno (right), Financial Advisor

Hey, there

We’re Brandyn and Jen.

We met through our work as “neutrals” in Montana’s Collaborative Divorce Process—which is just a fancy way of saying attorneys bring us in to help parents navigate parenting plans and financial matters.

Often, we’ve come away from those conversations feeling the weight of parental conflict. But we’ve also felt hope. The overwhelming majority of parents want to protect their kids from the negative effects of restructuring and divorce. They just need someone to show them how.

Our deepest desire is for parents to find their “how”—the support, tools, and resources they need—through Parent Team.

Brandyn Roark Caires, M.S.

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Trained Mediator
  • Accredited Practitioner in Collaborative Processes (Mental Health Neutral)

Jen Schimbeno

  • Financial Planner (Series 65)
  • Trained Mediator
  • Accredited Practitioner in Collaborative Processes (Financial Neutral)


Divorce and co-parenting are hard. During all of the transitions and unknowns of the divorce process, Brandyn helped us stay on track with good parenting decisions that always kept our toddler’s best interests in mind. We were able to work through some big disagreements!

I am very grateful we can be proactive and smoothly navigate any road bumps in order to be the best co-parents possible for our son.

Maria W.


What we learned helped my family navigate a difficult new dynamic. We now have the tools to move on, heal, and be happy.

Kyle M.


As a family law attorney, I have had the pleasure of working with Jen and Brandyn on many contentious cases. They are thoughtful, skilled, and have an obvious and deep passion for helping families in crisis. I highly recommend Parenting From Two Homes and any other resources they offer.

Eric Goldwarg
Angel, Coil & Bartlett


With her compassionate professionalism, Jen helped our family navigate a very stressful time. We’re going to be much better at co-parenting because of the process we went through with her and her team.



As a family law attorney, I often work with parents who—despite their best intentions—stay embroiled in conflict during their divorce process and beyond. The Parenting from Two Homes course teaches parents how to communicate with one another more effectively, which keeps their kids out of the middle of conflict and protects their emotional wellbeing.

Audry Cromwell
Cromwell Law

What you’re going through isn’t easy.

We’re right beside you.

Get what you need.

Access Parent Team resources at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.

Use what you learn.

Jumpstart your success with practical courses, tools, worksheets, and scripts.

Know your kids are OK.

When your parent-to-parent relationship is free of chronic conflict, your kids will thrive.

Your parent-to-parent relationship is critical for your child’s wellbeing.

You’ve got this. We’re here to help.

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