Coaching / Unbundled Family Law
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 and Unbundled Services
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 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.
Preparing for Family Law Mediation with Legal Coaching
Legal coaching can also be used to get you ready for mediation. We believe that it 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 by assessing your family law case, helping you with strategy or even developing your speaking notes.
As a start, check out our free blogs on legal coaching and unbundled family law services, written by our Vancouver and Calgary family lawyers.
Legal Coaching with Crossroads Law
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.
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Family law legal coaching is also sometimes called unbundled family law legal services or a limited scope retainer. Legal coaching is a way for you to get the help and advice you need to represent yourself in your case, but you decide how and when you need it.
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Get flexible and affordable legal assistance with unbundled family law and legal coaching services. Skip the hefty retainers and pay only for the needed time, billed in 15-minute blocks. We also offer flat-rate pricing for various divorce and family law services.
Opt for unbundled services to tackle specific aspects of your family law case, from drafting agreements to calculating support amounts. Our family lawyers and paralegals are here to assist you as much or as little as you need. Whether it's a one-time consultation or ongoing support, we offer flexible options tailored to your needs. Our trained paralegals can handle document preparation and provide legal information for cost-effective assistance, all under lawyer supervision. You have the freedom to switch to full legal representation whenever you choose.
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Coaching Legal Resources
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