DIY Family Law: The Benefits of "Legal Coaching"


A large portion of legal matters in Canada fall into the category of “family law”. Some of these include marriage, cohabitation and separation agreements, divorce, applications for custody, access and division of property. Along with these legal matters comes the need for legal help. However, while it would be beneficial, legal help doesn’t always have to involve a lawyer by your side from start to finish.

The concept of legal coaching is similar to coaching in sports. Just as a team’s coach advises the team on necessary moves to make, a lawyer will advise a client. In this position, the lawyer provides support and guidance to the client who can then seek to fulfill those recommendations on their own time.

The less work asked of the lawyer, the less the client pays in legal fees.

For example, a lawyer may tell their client what forms and paperwork they will need to fill out to file a Petition for Divorce. Leaving this work to the client instead of the lawyer can cut the client’s bill significantly.

If you’re hesitant to hire a lawyer because of the cost, consider legal coaching. Simply getting guidance from a lawyer from time to time instead of from start to finish might save you a lot of money.

For more information on legal coaching and what we offer at McMath Law, feel free to contact us.

Remy Rosinski, Student-at-Law