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Step by Step Details on the Process

Unbundled Services 

Find more details on overall process, turnaround times and specific step by step in how we perform every single service.  You should find all the answers you need about the how, the what and the when right here on this page.

Overall Process:

  1. Once you have completed the Intake, paid the quoted fee and returned the signed Consulting Agreement you will receive additional instructions.
  2. Specific instructions will be sent to you when your case has sensitive issues that will affect the turnaround time.  The instructions usually requests additional information and/or releases, will provide an estimated turnaround time for your specific service.
  3. Nevertheless, the turnaround time for each service varies based on the facts & circumstances of your case.  In addition, if we request additional information from you or the court or another entity, this will affect the turnaround time.  The time for a completion of services can range from 7 days up to 45 days.
  4. If your case is URGENT, this will be assessed at the initial consultation and will be handled accordingly.  Any unforeseen events that come up once the process starts, not within my control, can impact the services and turnaround time.
  5. You will be updated as things occur in your case on my end, on a weekly or biweekly basis.
  6. If you add additional information or make additional requests, this can change the terms of our agreement and will be evaluated accordingly. Additional fees and an extension of time may be necessary.

A. TURNAROUND TIME

Document Preparation– average turnaround time is 3-7 business days. (Motions & Responses to Motions usually up to 14 days, unless RUSH order used.)

Document Review– average turnaround time is 2-3 days. (for up to 10 pages, more than 10 pages is longer.)

Caselaw Research – average turnaround time is 3-7 business days. (for one issue or one jurisdiction, multi issue or multi jurisdiction is longer.)

Judge Lookup – average turnaround time is 7-14 days.

Attorney Screen & Vet – average turnaround time is 5-7 business days (but can be longer if you request direct contact with the prospective attorneys).

Strategic Action Plan – average turnaround time is up to 45 days (if transcripts are necessary).  If a brief version of the SAP, then average turnaround time is up to 14 business days.

Best Interests of the Child Analysis – average turnaround time is usually 5-7 business days. (Only one state.)

Trial Prep Memo – average turnaround time is up to 30 days (varies based on the number of issues, jurisdictions, etc.)

Uncontested Divorce – average turnaround time is up to 14 business days (if you are requesting the Done for You service).

B. STEP BY STEP PROCESS

Document Preparation:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided, as well as the relevant, to determine the depth of the contents of the document. NOTE: There is a limit to the number of documents reviewed, as we only need the ones relevant to make a determination for accurate preparation.

Step 2. We use our library of forms templates (for all 50 states) to draft your requested form based on the information provided.

Step 3.  We draft the form within the time stated.

Step 4. You receive a draft of the form, with the option for 2 edits. (Edits are limited to information that was provided at the time of Intake.)

Step 5. We will make any edits within 24-48 hours.

Step 6. Once we have done the 2 edits, you will receive the final document.

Document Review:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided and any relevant court documents, to start. NOTE: The cost for the review will be based on the complexity of the documents &/or the number of pages to review.

Step 2. You will receive an interpretation/analysis of the document, via email, within the time stated.

Step 3. If you have any questions regarding the interpretation, you can email them.

Step 4. You will receive any additional information within 24-48 hours.

Caselaw Research & Judge Lookup:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided, as well as relevant court documents, to start. NOTE: Documents allowed to be provided will be limited to those necessary to ascertain the relevant issues to research.

Step 2. We will look up relevant cases, either the ones you choose or based on issue/jurisdiction, using a professional database, peer to peer insight, reviews, etc. (The extent to which we find suitable information depends on the resources available. We make no guarantees either way.)

Step 3. You will receive the cases, via email, that are relevant to the specific issues/facts of your case.

Attorney Screen & Vetting:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided (in some instances relevant court documents might be required), to start.

Step 2. We will look for attorneys in your location that meet the specific criteria of your case (i.e. parental alienation, relocation, etc.).  We rate the prospective attorneys based on reputation, qualifications, experience, etc. Some of the sources we gather this information include: firms websites, relevant associations, published writings, peer to peer recommendations, reviews, etc. (The extent to which we find suitable information depends on the resources available. We make no guarantees either way.)

Step 3. You will receive a list of 2-3 attorneys based on the above in a brief report with explanations.

Step 4. The turnaround time is longer if you request a more in-depth search/screen process. In the in-depth process, where we have direct communication with the prospective attorneys, we reach out via email first. And if there’s no response (within a week) we attempt to reach them via phone.  We will make 2 attempts to reach them by phone before we close out the report. NOTE: We make no guarantees of any such attempts and will detail the time/day in the final report.

Step 5. A final report will be provided with explanations of our findings within the time stated.

Strategic Action Plan & Best Interests Factors Analysis:

Step 1. We gather & review ALL necessary and relevant information.

Information needed include-  Evidence: statements, emails, text messages, etc.; Discovery: documents provided to you by the opposing party; COURT DOCUMENTS: orders, agreements, decrees, etc. & MISC: anything else that’s relevant.)  NOTE: Although it is extremely important to have all transcripts to make a solid strategic action plan, it is not always necessary.   (If you are having a brief SAP done, then the extent of the documents necessary for review varies.) This also includes a half-hour virtual consultation to discuss the nuances of your case. NOTE: Additional consultations are available at an additional cost.

Step 2. We assess all the issues (with emphasis on the ones that are in dispute) and prioritize them according to your particular circumstances.

Step 3.  We highlight the strengths & weaknesses of your case ( which will incorporate the strengths & weaknesses of the opposing party’s case as well) and make a plan of how to use them to your advantage. It will cover a step by step tactical plan on how to defend against & argue for all the relevant issues in dispute.

Step 4. We find relevant caselaw, statutes, court procedural rules, etc. to support your position or defend against any opposing positions. (This step is only done in the long version of the SAP.)

Step 5. We come up with tactical plans for each relevant issue in your case, a timeline for how to implement each and the possible outcomes for each.

Step 6. We provide a clear map of things you can do, practically & legally, to achieve your desired results. This will take into account what has happened in your case (in & out of court), what is likely to occur in the future and the steps you can take in light of all of these.

Trial Prep:

Step 1. We take EVERY part of your case file (that you have in your possession) and assess it from a “trial ready” perspective using our Checklist (if we don’t have everything or if critical documents or evidence is missing, we will make requests to get them upon upon your approval, as this may prolong the turnaround time and incur additional fees.)

Step 2. We organize your file based on the procedure of your court, your case jurisdiction and your judge’s style. (We will make attempts to get the details of your judge’s style, but make no guarantees either way.)

Step 3.  We research relevant caselaw & procedural laws, and include it in the trial folder.

Step 4. We look up any & all lawyers, experts, etc. that will participate in the trial/hearing.

Step 5. We provide you with an Outline for the Order of Issues/Proof, a List of Exhibits, a Witness List, a script (which would include: an Opening Statement, Closing Statement, Questions for Direct and Questions for Cross-Examination, and more.) You receive a draft of the form, with the option for 2 edits. (Edits are limited to information that was provided at the time of Intake.) and any other forms necessary.

Step 6. We will take any additional steps necessary to ensure that the process goes smoothly for you as possible. NOTE: If you want to add Pro Se Coaching to this service you can do so at an additional cost.

Uncontested Divorce:

Step 1.  You complete the Intake form.

Step 2. Upon receipt of all relevant information, we will fill out all the forms necessary for your jurisdiction.

Step 3. You will receive a draft of the forms and have two (2) edits available.

Step 4. Upon competing the final edits, you will receive the final documents, via email.

NOTE: If you chose the Done for You process, the details for this will be on a case by case basis.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at divorcecoachesq@gmail.com.

NOTE: These times are subject to change based on several factors.  The turnaround time does not begin until you provide ALL REQUIRED information, documentation, etc. as requeste


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