At Jones Divorce and Family Law, we offer divorce coaching on limited scope retainers in order to help clients represent themselves throughout their legal proceedings. Due to the current economic climate, resulting from Covid-19, many people are feeling a strain on their personal finances. This can make it difficult to achieve meaningful access to dispute resolution methods. By offering limited scope retainers, our Calgary based lawyers help empower you to navigate the legal system on your own so that you can protect your family, while saving significantly on legal fees.
Limited Scope Retainer Agreements and Divorce Coaching from A Family Law Lawyer
A Limited Scope Retainer means that we will assist you in the preparation of legal documents and work in the background to ensure you understand your legal rights and obligations, but we will not be your lawyer of record or attend court on your behalf. We will spend all of the necessary time preparing you for court so that you know the basis of your argument and can even prepare you with a basic script to follow. However, it is important to note that court can be unpredictable and we cannot foresee every scenario – we do our best to ensure you feel confident speaking in a courtroom setting and ensure you have the tools you need to achieve your goals.
Divorce Coaching Versus Mental Health Support
The idea of divorce coaching is multifaceted and can often blur the lines between the legal and the emotional. This is why it is very important to ask yourself what you want from your divorce coach to ensure you find the right one. At Jones Divorce and Family Law, we focus on the law and how it applies to your matter. We are not therapists and we are not qualified to offer you emotional support. By focusing exclusively on the law, we can ensure we are providing you with consistent, current and professional legal advice. If you do need help managing mental health due to the breakdown of the marriage, we highly encourage you to seek the appropriate support as we understand that the emotional toll of a divorce can be devastating and extremely difficult to cope with on your own.
Divorce Coaching Dos and Don’ts: A Lawyers Perspective
Our philosophy of divorce coaching focuses on helping clients understand the law in order to maximize the control they have over their unique situation. Below is a list of just some of the ways we can help you:
- Review financial disclosure and create a property spreadsheet so that you can make informed settlement offers;
- Draft pleadings, including Statements of Claim, Affidavits and Desk Divorce Documents for you to submit for filing;
- Assist you with creating a parenting plan;
- Run child support and spousal support calculations so that you can present same to the other party for review and consideration;
- Prepare you for court appearances by giving you and idea of how it will proceed, your options for resolution and a general script to follow; and
- So much more.
If you are interested in learning more about divorce coaching, connect with us today to learn more.