What is a Legal Coach Used for in Divorce?

Depending on the complexity of your case and your financial circumstances, a legal coach (a consulting lawyer) may be a great way to get help with your divorce or other family law matter. A good legal coach will structure agreements that clearly outline the parameters of their role in your case so cost is clearly defined and you understand what they can and will help you with.

Our clients have used legal coaching for these matters

Some of our most positive reviews have come from clients who have utilized legal coaches to do the following:

  • Negotiate a legal strategy and implement it
  • Draft documents to present in court
  • Review and "sign off" on an agreement
  • Provide advice and guidance through a mediation process and/or
  • Learn about the law that applies in their case

How a legal coach can help you succeed in your divorce

Hello Divorce clients have the ability to meet with a lawyer or legal coach on a limited, as-needed basis. This option helps improve your likelihood of success by doing the following:
  • Avoiding costly mistakes
  • Giving you no-nonsense advice
  • Developing legal strategy for mediation or litigation by assessing your needs and the law
  • Providing tips for litigating your case (everything from how to present your case to who your judge is and what our experience is in front of him/her)
  • Confirming whether you have a strong claim or defense
  • Helping you prepare documents
  • Filing and serving legal documents
  • Answering questions along the way
  • Reviewing your documents and provide suggestions for improvement
  • Being on call in case you decide to have representation in court
  • Taking over your case if things feel out of control or you are awarded fees
  • Obtaining the assistance of a legal team confidentially
  • Reviewing a Judgment or Marital Settlement Agreement drafted by your mediator
  • Explaining local rules or formal court procedure
  • Assisting in developing a proposal consistent with your personal and financial goals
  • Getting you organized
  • Offering advice for negotiation and dealing with opposing counsel/party
  • Analyzing expert reports
  • Exploring settlement options; and/or
  • Determining and explaining the practical consequences of various property division and support orders

Founder, CEO & Certified Family Law Specialist
Mediation, Divorce Strategy, Divorce Insights, Legal Insights
After over a decade of experience as a Certified Family Law Specialist, Mediator and law firm owner, Erin was fed up with the inefficient and adversarial “divorce corp” industry and set out to transform how consumers navigate divorce - starting with the legal process. By automating the court bureaucracy and integrating expert support along the way, Hello Divorce levels the playing field between spouses so that they can sort things out fairly and avoid missteps. Her access to justice work has been recognized by the legal industry and beyond, with awards and recognition from the likes of Women Founders Network, TechCrunch, Vice, Forbes, American Bar Association and the Pro Bono Leadership award from Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Erin lives in California with her husband and two children, and is famously terrible at board games.