Coaching

In order to coach you through your Hearing, whether children, finances, Fact Finding, Final or Divorce, I have broken the process down into stages. The aim of coaching is for you to follow the process step by step and to learn what is required at each stage so not only will you provide the court with the right information, you will also understand why it is important.


Each stage begins with a telephone discussion with me. I will explain the stage, explain what the court is looking for and what you need to do to meet their requirements. You then gather the information, take the steps required or check your position, and send it to me. I will check what you have sent to me and then when it is correct we will move on to the next stage. If what you send to me is not right I will either finish it off myself or explain what is wrong so that you can change it.


Your instruction from me will be a combination of discussion, paper guides and online video explanations. The end of the stage will not only have you in the position of being ready to move onto the next stage, but also I will briefly explain what the next stage will cover.


You are under no obligation to continue through every stage as some cases settle early, some go the full distance, some stages you may feel you can deal with, it is entirely your choice to use my coaching as much or as little as you require.

Children Hearing

The Children Coaching takes you from the very beginning through to the end of the second hearing. The first hearing (FHDRA) is for the court to look at what they need to investigate or understand before making a Final Order. Sometimes a Final Order can be made at the FHDRA, other times the Directions hearing will be repeated until everything is in place. If your case continues to a final hearing you will need to use the Final Hearing Coaching.

 

Each stage costs £80
All work in addition to the coaching is charged at £80 per hour

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Stage
Item
1
Pre Application
Final letter
Mediation
2
Application
Application
3
FHDRA
Safeguarding Position Statement
4
FHDRA
Brief for hearing
5
Directions
6
Directions
Brief for hearing

Children Final Hearing

The Final Coaching takes you from the position that the court has decided that the only way to conclude proceedings is to hear evidence from both parties, and probably CAFCASS or Social Services and then force their decision on you with a Final Order.

 

The Final Hearing requires several stages which need explaining and for information to be provided in the way of a Statement, cross examination and a Closing Submission.

 

Each stage costs £80
All work in addition to the coaching is charged at £80 per hour

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Stage
Item
1
Statement
Writing your statement
Witnesses
Evidence
2
Cross examination

Closing Submisison
What are the issues?
What do you need to achieve?
How do you manoeuvre things your way?
Your last word to the Judge
3
Final Hearing
Brief for hearing

Financial Hearing

The Financial Coaching takes you from the very beginning through to the end of the second hearing. The majority of cases will conclude at the second hearing (FDR). If your case continues to a final hearing you will need to use the Final Hearing Coaching.

 

Each stage costs £80
All work in addition to the coaching is charged at £80 per hour

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Stage
Item
1
Pre Application
Final letter
Mediation
2
Application
Application
3
FDA
Form E
Exchange
4
FDA
Other documents
5
FDA
Questionnaire
6
FDA
Note for hearing
7
FDA Hearing
Brief for hearing
8
FDR
Documents
9
FDR
Note for hearing with offers
10
FDR
Brief for hearing

Finances Final Hearing

The Final Coaching takes you from the position that the court has decided that the only way to conclude proceedings is to hear evidence from both parties, and any witnesses. There are various pieces of paperwork required for a final hearing.


The Final Hearing requires several stages which need explaining and for information to be provided in the way of a Statement, cross examination and a Closing Submission.

 

Each stage costs £80
All work in addition to the coaching is charged at £80 per hour

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Stage
Item
1
Section 25 statement
Updating information
Schedule of assets
Writing your statement
Witnesses and evidence
What updating requires
2
Cross examination
What are the issues?
What do you need to achieve?
How do you manoeuvre things your way?
3
Closing Submission
You last word to the Judge
4
Final Hearing
Brief for hearing

Non-Molestation Hearing

The Fact Finding Coaching takes you from the allegations made against you, and how to deal with them.  The other side will be ordered to provide a schedule of allegations and a Statement which you need to respond to.  How you respond is critical to the outcome which will be decided at a Fact Finding hearing which is often a one day or longer hearing.

 

Each stage costs £80
All work in addition to the coaching is charged at £80 per hour

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Stage
Item
1
Non-Molestation order
Order served on you
Response date
Position statement
2
Non-Molestation
Brief for hearing
3
Fact Finding
4
Fact Finding
Respond to Scott Schedule
Write a Statement
Witnesses
Evidence
Police Disclosure
5
Cross examination

Closing Submission
What are the issues?
What do you need to achieve?
How do you manoeuvre things your way?
Your last word to the Judge?
6
Fact Finding
Hearing
Brief for hearing

Divorce

The Divorce Coaching leads you through the process of reaching a decision to Divorce and understanding the consequences through to a final Decree Absolute. Often a Spouse will say that they will refuse a divorce or drag it out for years, which is not their decision to make. You can progress the Divorce through the courts and reduce any delay to perhaps 14 days. Otherwise the process follows a set procedure which will result in a Divorce.

 

Each stage costs £80
All work in addition to the coaching is charged at £80 per hour

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Stage
Item
1
Initial steps
Understand the consequences
Decide on the justification
Complete the Divorce Petition
2
Decree Nisi
Managing the acknowledgement
3
Decree Nisi
Dealing with any problems that may arise
4
Decree Absolute
Understand the consequences
Applying for the Absolute
5
Make a Will
Make a Will