Legal Coaching



Have specific questions about the divorce process? Would you like an experienced lawyer to review your documents? Speaking with a legal coach can give you the peace of mind of knowing your legal bases are covered.

We provide access to experienced family attorneys who can give you skilled legal advice and strategy relating to all the issues that may come up in your divorce – without you having to navigate an extensive intake process or find time to meet in person.

Choose the amount of legal coaching time you would like. Keep in mind that you can use this time over the course of your divorce. Once you complete your purchase, you will be sent an email with the link to schedule your coaching session.


We love helping and we’re good at it.

Think of a legal coach as your ‘on-call’ lawyer — providing you with legal advice and real, practical assistance with your divorce. You manage your case and handle the uncomplicated stuff. They jump in only when needed, operating behind the scenes. No complicated intake process, no retainers*, no mishigas. Just smart, kind lawyers keeping you on the right track.

Legal coaches answer these types of questions:

  • Where should I start?
  • Should I file a Response?
  • Should I take the offer?
  • What leverage do I have?
  • How do I get a court date?

*Most lawyers require you to pay a ‘retainer’ to obtain legal assistance. The more work your lawyer does, the less money remains in your retainer (usually billed in tenths of an hour). If your retainer is exhausted, an additional retainer is demanded or bills become due as incurred.

At Hello Divorce, you pay as you go – that way you always know where you stand – with no hidden or unpredictable fees.


How Your Legal Coach will Help

Move your case forward if it gets ‘stuck’

Fix your documents if they’ve been ‘rejected’ by the court

Review documents and suggest revisions

Explain the child custody mediation process

Provide tips for negotiation and/or litigation

Guide you on how to file and serve documents

Set the strategy for your case and help you avoid costly mistakes

Perform legal research and analysis

Advise you of your rights and responsibilities

Get you off to a good start

Guide you through divorce

Advise you on how to limit financial disclosure

Provide advice while you mediate

Confirm whether you have a strong claim or defense

Explain court procedure

Teach you the law that applies to your case

Run child support or spousal support calculations


Is Legal Coaching Right for You?

Take our self-test: If you answer yes to all (or most) of these questions,
legal coaching might be the perfect choice for you!

Does this sound like you?Good FitMay Not Benefit
Do you want to save money on legal fees?YesNo
Are you aiming for a businesslike and/or friendly relationship with your spouse when your divorce is finished?YesNo
Do you have good follow-through?YesNo
Can you separate your emotions from decisions involving kids, property and/or money?YesNo
Will you be able to handle your (other) life and work responsibilities too?YesNo
Do you want to maintain control over your divorce?YesNo
Are you willing to do a cost-benefit analysis at every stage to ensure you are devoting your time, energy and finances effectively?YesNo
Are you comfortable with delegating tasks that are legally complex?YesNo
Do you have a safe, quiet space (away from your children) to speak with your coach?YesNo

About Our Legal Coaches

The Levine Family Law legal coaches listen to what you need – your priorities, intentions, goals and concerns. They use expertise, passion, outside-the-box problem-solving thinking to craft a legal strategy that will get you where you need to go.

Improve the likelihood of success while you represent yourself and negotiate your best result. Legal coaches can help you avoid costly mistakes by assisting you with all aspects of your divorce, including, but not limited to: providing tips for litigating your case; reviewing your documents and suggesting changes; reviewing a Marital Settlement Agreement or Judgment; answering questions along the way; explaining local rules or formal court procedure; and confirming whether you have a strong claim or defense.

A legal coach is for people who plan to do much of the heavy lifting in regards to their case, but may need a little help along the way.

Legal coaching is having a lawyer advise and direct you to the extent that you need. In legal coaching, the lawyer will act as a guide or an adviser and will help you to understand and grasp the fundamentals of the legal process. Unlike full representation — where the lawyer handles all aspects of your case and acts on your behalf — with legal coaching, your coach would be there to ensure that you are doing everything correctly.

A legal coach is for people who plan to do much of the heavy lifting in regards to their case but may need a little help along the way. For example, if you were unsure of what documents you needed to file and the time in which those documents should be filed, with legal coaching you would have a lawyer to assist you. A legal coach can also be beneficial in conjunction with mediation. In those instances, where you are receiving court-appointed mediation or mediating with a firm, a legal coach may be helpful to increase confidence in the mediation process and to ensure that you are receiving fair and equitable treatment. Legal coaching can also be used simply to get a second opinion or strategize increasing or decreasing support.