4 Important Things to Know About Working With My Legal Case Coach

Patricia TichenorLegal

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For family law, adult guardianship, and probate matters, it is always advisable to have an attorney assist in preparing and reviewing your court documents.

In many states, including the Commonwealth of Virginia, there are numerous, complex laws surrounding issues like custody, divorce, step-parent adoption, and legal guardianship. Having someone with appropriate legal experience in your corner can help ensure you don’t miss any important requirements or filings that pertain to your situation.

However, you may be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney to represent you in court. This is where a legal consultant can be truly beneficial. Sometimes referred to as a legal coach or legal advisor, this individual can help you prepare to represent yourself in a civil court case, also known as appearing pro se. Legal consultants can offer detailed guidance and walk you through the process of preparing your case, giving you the best chance of a favorable outcome.

A legal consulting service like My Legal Case Coach (MLCC) is more affordable than retaining the services of an attorney or law firm, and you’ll still reap the benefits of your coach’s wealth of legal experience. Here’s what you need to know about hiring and working with us.

1. We have over two decades of legal experience.

Our founder, Patricia E. Tichenor, has been working in the legal field for more than 20 years, and has run her own successful law practice in Leesburg, Virginia since 2001. When you hire My Legal Case Coach, you are getting access to an experienced attorney to provide you with one-to-one case coaching for your DIY divorce, custody, support, name change, prenuptial or post-nuptial, adult guardianship, probate or other unique legal matter.

2. We offer a wide range of services in a unique format not offered by a traditional legal consultant.

At My Legal Case Coach, we offer more than just the traditional legal consultation, which might be limited to document review and general legal advice, followed by payment of a hefty consultation fee. We offer comprehensive case form packets, each of which includes a full free hour of live, personal, one-to-one virtual coaching via phone or video call.  If you want to be sure that your legal case forms are properly completed, MLCC goes the extra mile and spends the time necessary to explain each section and how to fill it out, as well as step-by-step guidance on the filing process with the Court. 

If you need more help with your DIY case or a case not covered by our forms packets, we also offer ongoing live, one-to-one case coaching to help you with the specific demands of your DIY case in Virginia, including assistance with drafting, trial preparation, or whatever your case may entail in order to ensure you feel confident and prepared for court.

3. We offer a unique pricing model and complimentary coaching with purchase of any case form packet.

Traditional attorneys who refer to themselves as a legal consultant often charge an hourly rate for their legal advice and services. My Legal Case Coach is different. We give you one free hour of coaching with every packet purchase. In addition, if you need or want more personal advice or assistance for your case, or if your case does not fit within one of the case form packets we offer, you are able to purchase 3, 5 or 10 hour blocks of ongoing coaching services with a licensed Virginia attorney at significantly reduced rates compared to retaining a traditional attorney or legal consultant to assist you.

4. We empower you to represent yourself with confidence.

Although we are not your official legal counsel of record nor do we represent you in court, our attorneys at My Legal Case Coach will be able to give you access to all of their own real-world experience and insights as your personal case coach to ensure you understand the most effective way to handle your own case. Depending on the complexity of your case, this could include drafting court documents or pleadings, negotiating settlement agreements, dealing with discovery, and/or organizing exhibits and outlining for trial.

Is My Legal Case Coach the right choice for you?

My Legal Case Coach, a division of the Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.LC., offers easy-to-use, templatized case form packets and a unique, one-to-one virtual coaching experience, all at an affordable price.

While we won’t be in the courtroom with you, we can hold your hand through the entire process and give you the confidence you need to handle your own legal matter in Virginia’s courts. If you want to ensure you’re thoroughly prepared to represent yourself in your specific legal matter, please contact us today to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation to learn how we can help.