What is Legal Coaching?
Legal coaching is when a lawyer helps you in the background so that you can get some help with your case while you represent yourself in court, mediation or negotiation.
Some people choose to represent themselves because they don’t want to spend a lot of money on a lawyer. Some people have to represent themselves because they don’t qualify for Legal Aid and they can’t afford a lawyer.
Our family law legal coaches are family lawyers who can help you with all aspects of your family law or divorce case. A family law legal coach can help you with all of the following things:
- Providing you with legal advice any time you need it.
- Providing you with legal research.
- Helping you draft court documents like applications and affidavits.
- Editing court documents that you have already written.
- Helping you prepare for trial or an appeal.
- Helping you to prepare for questioning or cross-examination.
- Providing you information about the legal system.
- Providing you with negotiation strategies.
- Helping you to prepare for mediation or arbitration.
- Preparing a legal memo that assesses your case.
- Calculating child support or spousal support.
- Calculating the division of family property.
- Ghostwriting letters or offers to settle.
- Editing letters that you have drafted.
- Helping you draft contracts like separation agreements, cohabitation agreements or prenuptial agreements.
- Organizing your documents so that you are ready for court.
- Drafting your desk divorce documents.
Most of the work done by our legal coaches is billed on an hourly basis. There are two ranges of hourly rates depending on whether you hire a family lawyer or a senior family lawyer: $250 to $340 per hour or $350 to $425 per hour. As you decide when to use your legal coach, you control how much you spend.
Learn more about our pricing here.