Need Legal Advice for Your Divorce? Consider Legal Coaching

Need legal advice but don't want or need to have a lawyer on retainer? A legal coach is a fairly new concept in family law.

What is a legal coach?

Legal coaches are lawyers who meet with clients to provide advice and guidance. However, a legal coach does not provide full lawyer representation. At Hello Divorce, our legal coaches work by the hour to help divorcing people with their divorce-related needs.

Think of it like this: When you obtain full representation, the lawyer you've hired handles every facet of your divorce case and acts on your behalf in legal settings. In comparison, a legal coach acts as your adviser or guide and can meet with you for hourly sessions at your convenience – even remotely. In the case of Hello Divorce, you can hire an online legal coach for as much time or as little time as you need.

What types of assistance and guidance does a legal coach offer?

A legal coach can provide you with a wealth of advice about the legal process, including how to identify your divorce goals, how to fix legal documents that have been flagged for errors, and how to avoid conflict and litigation. Legal coaches are well-versed in the legal process as well as their clients' rights and responsibilities. They can explain how to take advantage of and navigate the mediation process and prepare you if you must speak in court.

Questions you can ask your legal coach

Here are just a few of the questions you might ask your legal coach during a session:

  • I want to get divorced. Where do I start?
  • What documents must I file?
  • What is the strength of my case?
  • Should I file a direct response?
  • What should my next steps be?
  • How do I obtain a court date?
  • How do I handle myself in court?

What are the benefits of working with a legal coach?

Working with a legal coach during your divorce can benefit you in a number of ways. The assistance is confidential, and you can reap the rewards of your helper's professional experience and no-nonsense advice.

People who are divorcing often have many questions about issues related to spousal support, child support, and child custody. They may have other unique circumstances they need help with as well. They don't necessarily want to hire a lawyer and litigate in court, but they do want the expertise a legal coach can provide. With legal coaching through Hello Divorce, you can choose the number of hours you want to meet with your coach, which is often much cheaper than paying an attorney's retainer fee and hourly fee.

In addition to helping you with the issues mentioned above, a legal coach can help you:

  • Prepare and file documents
  • Avoid making expensive mistakes
  • Get answers to your legal questions
  • Explore legal options
  • Help you develop a legal strategy

How do I know if legal coaching is right for me?

If you'd like to get divorced without a lot of expense but feel daunted by the legalities of the process, a legal coach can be your greatest advocate. Legal coaching is great for people going through an amicable (or fairly amicable) divorce because you get the basic help you need without hiring a pricey attorney. It can also be helpful for people with more complex divorce cases who have specific questions and need guidance.

In short, legal coaching is suitable for a lot of people. One of the best ways to find out if Hello Divorce legal coaching is right for you is to take advantage of a free 15-minute phone call with one of our account coordinators, who will listen as you explain your situation and provide valuable input. You can schedule your phone call here.

Hello Divorce's flat-rate legal coaching services can make your life easier

We offer legal coaching and divorce coaching, either separately or as add-ons to your base Hello Divorce plan. When you sign up for our flat-rate services, we guide you through your divorce process while also making sure you understand all procedures. Our mission is to help divorcing couples get through the process with as little stress and expense as possible so they can get on with their lives and enjoy an exciting next chapter.


Divorce Specialists
After spending years in toxic and broken family law courts, and seeing that no one wins when “lawyer up,” we knew there was an opportunity to do and be better. We created Hello Divorce to the divorce process easier, affordable, and completely online. Our guiding principles are to make sure both spouses feel heard, supported, and set up for success as they move into their next chapter in life.