What is Legal Coaching?

An affordable and convenient way to get help with your family law case


Legal coaching or unbundled family law services provide a more affordable alternative to hiring a family lawyer. Rather than having a family lawyer go to court for you, you represent yourself in divorce court and a family lawyer works for you in the background helping you draft legal documents, giving you advice and preparing you for court or family law mediation. 

Legal coaching is sometimes called unbundled legal services or a limited scope retainer. These terms just mean that a lawyer does not take full control of your file. You decide how and when you use a family law lawyer to help you with your divorce or separation. 

Legal coaching or unbundled legal help is different than the traditional model for a family law firm. Normally your divorce lawyer does all the work for you and goes to court or mediation on your behalf. With legal coaching you represent yourself in your case and a legal professional helps you behind the scenes. This reduces the amount of legal work you are paying for, which reduces your costs. 

Crossroads Law has family lawyers who are members in good standing with the Law Societies of British Columbia and Alberta. If you have an internet connection we can provide you with remote legal coaching for your separation or divorce anywhere in British Columbia or Alberta. 

Legal coaching can also be used to get you ready for divorce mediation. We believe that mediation can be an effective way to resolve a family law case.  However, it can be an intimidating process if you don’t know what your rights are or how to negotiate your position effectively. A legal coach can help you get better results in mediation by assessing your family law case, helping you with strategy and even developing your speaking notes. 

As a start, check out our free blogs on child custody, spousal support, child support, matrimonial property and divorce, drafted by our Vancouver and Calgary family lawyers, for useful information on divorce and separation. 

Contact Us to start your coaching today.