Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Better Divorce Project provide legal advice?
No, this is not legal advice. Every single case is different based upon your jurisdiction and unique circumstances. The Better Divorce Project is all about helping you with your strategy so you can avoid costly financial and emotional mistakes when navigating your divorce or separation.
What is the difference between legal advice and legal information?
Legal advice should only be provided by a lawyer or attorney you have hired and authorized to practice law in your jurisdiction. It is a one-on-one solicitor-client relationship. On the other hand, legal information explains the law and the legal system in general terms. The information is not tailored to a specific case. Legal advice applies the law, including statute, case law, and legal principles to your specific circumstances and legal information is more general and strategic in nature.
Do I still need a lawyer?
There are three key times to consult with a lawyer, otherwise, you can “drive” your own case, that is you can communicate with the other lawyer directly and only use a lawyer when necessary. This is when we say it is necessary:
- At the beginning of your separation process so you get an understanding of your rights, responsibilities, and obligations. You can also get an outline of what the law is and what to expect legally.
- If you are going to any kind of contested process, as in court or arbitration, I highly recommend you have a lawyer if possible.
- To draft and review your final separation agreement and provide you with legal advice regarding your separation agreement.
Can you refer me to a lawyer you think would do a good job?
Depending on your jurisdiction, we have a limited number of lawyers that we recommend. These lawyers are highly trained in dispute resolution strategies and have gone through the “Be the BEST Divorce Lawyer Academy” and passed a qualification exam before being approved to be referred by us. We take our referrals very seriously.
Can’t I get all of this same information from working with a lawyer I hire?
You can hire your lawyer right from the beginning. That is what many people do. This program is about the equivalent price of 1.5 hours of the average lawyer’s time, yet jam-packed with hours upon hours of value and information. The information will still be useful even if deciding to hire a lawyer. You will know what kind of lawyer you want. You also get the added benefit of a community with people just like you that are there to support you, group coaching calls, and more that you would not get from working with your lawyer.
I like the idea of the information here but would rather have one on one consulting services. Does the Better Divorce Project provide one on one consulting?
The Better Divorce Project has a limited number of clients we can private consulting with. We provide legal information and strategy, but not legal advice.
You can learn more about our private one-on-one support here.