There are growing number of people now who can’t afford a lawyer and are choosing to front court to represent themselves. We can offer “Family Law Coaching” services for a fee to those who are unable to afford a lawyer or who do not want full legal representation. This involves having a conversation with us, and we will give you tips on how to present yourself and your argument in court. Family law coaching improves the likelihood of success while you continue to represent yourself in court to negotiate the best result.
The service comes as more people are appearing for themselves in court in family law matters. Many people cannot afford to hire a lawyer and due to the cuts to Legal Aid, self-representation is fast becoming the “new normal”. Litigants facing hardships make the decision to face the justice system on their own. By providing this service to clients who can’t afford full representation, we are providing a service that enables them to represent themselves better.
We meet with the Self-Represented Litigants to find out where they are in the legal process, and help them onto the next step of their proceeding. In a one-hour meeting, one of our lawyers will discuss with you the nature of your legal problem, what has happened so far and determine where you are. At the end of your appointment, you will understand what you need to do next. Our coaches will look over your paperwork, develop a legal strategy, review and revise agreements for you and also give you insight on judges and other lawyers.You can continue to have more meetings depending on the amount of help or coaching you need.
This is a great option for those who want to do most of the work themselves but need a little guidance along the way. This will improve the likelihood of your success and help you:
- Avoid costly mistakes
- Develop a legal strategy
- Educate you on the legal principles that may apply to your situation
- Help you prepare and review documents
- Answer your questions along the way
- Explain formal court rules
- Get you organized
- Explore settlement options