When you are representing yourself, the true benefit of legal coaching is that it reduces the stress that often accompanies the unknown so that you can move forward to accomplish your  goals. A legal coach can help you objectively assess your situation and understand possible outcomes. Legal coaching can prepare you for mediation by providing you with communication tools to help you better navigate the process. Since a mediator cannot give you legal advice, an experienced coach can help you understand the law and how it applies to the facts of your case. A legal coach can also support you by offering practical tips for making the process easier to get through. Additionally, if you and your partner reach an agreement on your own or in mediation, a limited scope consultation can help you evaluate a proposed settlement and advise you whether you should accept, decline, or revise it.