If you’re separating, then this may be the first time you’ve had a major legal issue with so much on the line, whether it’s financial or parenting troubles (or both). Until now, you had two options – neither of them good.
You call a lawyer and make an appointment.
The first meeting is free. Great! But after that first meeting, the lawyer asks for $2500 to $5,000 up front to get started on your file. You have a small stash of cash, so you send it over.
The lawyer gets to work and contacts your former spouse or their lawyer. Next, the lawyer starts collecting all sorts of financial documents from you and starts organizing it and putting together ideas about proposals.
You may have a few meetings with your lawyer and after the lawyer has reviewed all the information, you put together a proposal with your lawyer and send it to the other side.
It’s rejected. A different proposal comes back.
It’s ludicrously off the mark from your point of view.
A flurry of negotiations and posturing takes place. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Who’s smarter? Who’s faster? Who’s more aggressive?
Your relationship with your former spouse gets more heated, more tense, more poisoned. Resolution that seemed fairly simple to begin with seems to get farther and farther away with every step you take.
All the while, months and maybe even years pass.
Your lawyer is billing $25-$40 every six minutes or portion thereof that they look at your file. Every. Six. Minutes.
Every time you call them, every time they read an email from you – a minimum $50 cost. The problems between you and your ex get bigger and more expensive every time you look up.
This adds up to thousands upon thousands of dollars spent. Dollars that you don’t have coming in as part of your income; dollars that you spent years saving and building up for your retirement.
And you’ve gotten nowhere.
Or perhaps you thought you’d be smarter and take the other route?
You decided not to hire a lawyer. You figure that this should be simple and you can figure it out on your own.
You go to the internet to get some information about what to do. And immediately you are buried in information. So much information, but no real direction or strategy about how to use the information.
You don’t even know if the information is at all good or even still reliable. It takes hours upon hours to sort through it, and even after you explain it all to your former spouse, they still won’t agree to what you’re proposing and go off and do their own thing.
Or perhaps you are successful and negotiate an agreement, but you don’t really know what you’re entitled to and you’re concerned that you’re leaving money on the table.
Or perhaps you made some mistakes after you separated, and your legal issue seems to be
getting bigger, and you can’t seem to do anything right.
It doesn’t have to be this way
This all ends here. You no longer must choose between spending your life savings on good legal help or trying the DIY solution.
Allow us to show you a simpler path to resolution.
We provide practical, responsive, and affordable separation and divorce legal advice.
We coach you to represent yourself in your legal matters. So, you get access to everything the top lawyers know about the law and legal strategy, without the bad stuff.
We help you develop a plan of action to resolve your family legal matters in the simplest way possible. Every family matter is unique, so we take the time with you upfront to plan your pathway to resolution.
We teach you how to stand up for yourself without escalating negativity, while supporting you at every turn to find the fairest resolution that works for you and your family.
We work with you and guide you on the best strategies to negotiate, mediate or even use the court process to resolve your legal matter.
Most importantly, you remain in control of your legal matter, how things are done and when they’re done. You will understand what is happening every step of the way and you will have the information and knowledge necessary to make good, informed decisions.
You don’t need to know what you’re doing after you separate. You just need to call us.
If you are a new client, we will ask you to complete an intake form in advance of our meeting, so we can answer your questions right away.