My Legal Case Coach

My Legal Case Coach

My Legal Case Coach is a legal coaching service designed to assist individuals representing themselves in a Virginia civil court matter. We offer comprehensive DIY case form packets and one-to-one virtual coaching sessions with a licensed attorney.

Hello, everyone! My name is Patricia E. Tichenor, and I’m the founder of My Legal Case Coach. I earned my law degree from American University, Washington College of Law. After five years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of the General Counsel, I opened my own law practice in Leesburg, Virginia, focused on providing strong personal advocacy and compassionate legal advice to clients in various family law and probate matters.

I'm driven by a desire to help Virginia families get the best possible outcomes in their legal cases. Not everyone can afford an attorney to represent them, though – that's why I decided to launch My Legal Case Coach, a first-of-its-kind, DIY legal case coaching platform for those looking for affordable help in representing themselves. I believe in my clients, and I want to help them believe in themselves.

Representing yourself in court is no easy task. Sure, you can do some research online and ask friends and family for advice, but every legal case is unique. Generic tips may not apply your individual circumstances, so it's best to consult with an experienced legal professional who can give you customized insights for your situation.

If you're filing a family law or probate case on your own in Virginia, My Legal Case Coach can help take the guesswork out of DIY legal for you. With our easy-to-use templatized case forms, step-by-step instructions, and 1:1 virtual coaching services, you'll have the benefit of a licensed attorney's advice at a price you can afford.
Have questions or want to find out if your case qualifies for our services? Schedule a free, 15-minute consultation via our website and speak with a Virginia attorney today.

There are countless reasons why a person may want to change their legal name. While marriage and divorce are the most common, other individuals may wish to amend their name to honor a family member, reflect a transition in their lives, or simply shed an identity that no longer suits them.

No matter what your reasoning, My Legal Case Coach offers the legal forms you need to file a name change case in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We provide two case form packets for this type of case (divorce-related name changes and name changes not related to a divorce), depending on your circumstances, and offer one free hour of 1:1 legal coaching with your packet purchase. Visit our website to find the right packet for your needs, and get started on your DIY legal name change today.

A legal guardian plays an important role in a child's life. Once appointed by the court, this person steps in when a child's natural parents are unable to provide a safe, secure home environment or cannot financially support the child.

Whether you are petitioning for legal guardianship of a minor child or are a parent who needs to appoint someone as your child's legal guardian, we can provide the Virginia court forms and 1:1 coaching you'll need to prepare and present your case.

Need to set up a guardianship/conservatorship arrangement for a disabled adult child or relative? My Legal Case Coach can help with that, too. Contact us or schedule a free, 15-minute consultation on our website to discuss your circumstances and determine if our services are right for you.

For many divorcing couples with minor children, child support and spousal support are among their primary concerns. If you and your soon-to-be ex are unsure of how to draft support agreements, custody arrangements or visitation schedules, My Legal Case Coach is here to help.

Whether you've just separated from your spouse or need to amend an existing support agreement, we have the DIY legal forms you need to get started. Take the 30-second quiz on our website to find out which of our case form packets is right for you, or schedule a free, 15-minute consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.

Losing a loved one is never easy. Facing the probate process as the executor of a Will can make this already-difficult time even more challenging.

If you're dealing with a probate case in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we offer legal forms, sample documents, and virtual coaching services to help you carry out your duties as executor. Have questions? Get in touch with us or visit our website to learn more about our services.

There's nothing more important to you than your family and their well-being. When you're dealing with a legal matter involving your children, the stakes are incredibly high – you want to ensure you're doing everything right and keeping their best interests at heart.

If you're concerned about the price of retaining an attorney, My Legal Case Coach can help you represent yourself in many common family law matters, including divorce, child support/custody, step-parent adoption, and legal guardianship. When you purchase one of our convenient case form packets, you'll receive one free hour of 1:1 virtual coaching with a licensed Virginia attorney, with the option to purchase additional coaching time for your case.

DIY legal doesn't have to mean doing it alone. Contact us to set up a free, 15-minute consultation and find out how we can help with your family's case.

Getting divorced is difficult enough, but it can be even harder when you're dealing with child custody and support issues. If you need help drafting Virginia court documents regarding custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, or all of the above, My Legal Case Coach can help.

During your complimentary 15-minute consultation, we'll discuss the specifics of your case and discover if MLCC's one-to-one virtual coaching services are right for you. Then, we'll direct you to the appropriate case form packet(s) you'll need to file your case with the Court.

Each packet purchase includes one FREE hour of coaching with a licensed Virginia attorney, with additional coaching available by the hour or in discounted, pre-paid blocks of time. Give us a call today and take the first step toward a favorable outcome for you and your family.

It's wedding season, and if you're happily engaged, you may not want to think about the potential end of your marriage. However, signing a prenuptial or premarital agreement with your spouse-to-be can help you protect your assets in case you do split up in the future.

We can help you draft your own Virginia premarital agreement with our easy-to-use, templatized forms. If you're already married, we can also help with DIY post-nuptial/post-marital agreements. Get in touch with us to find out how this process works.

If you're a step-parent and want to adopt your spouse's child, there are a few different factors that determine which court forms you need to file:

- One child or multiple children?
- Minor child or adult child?
- Were the child's natural parents ever married to each other?
- Does the child's other natural parent consent to the adoption?

No matter what your circumstances, My Legal Case Coach has the case forms you need to file your own uncontested step-parent adoption case in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Take our 30-second quiz to find out which of our packets is right for you, or schedule a free, 15-minute consultation to discuss your case.

Thank you for this kind testimonial, Shazia! My Legal Case Coach's Patricia E. Tichenor helped Shazia prepare her divorce case and reach a settlement.

"From the minute I spoke to Patricia, I knew I wanted her to help coach me in how to handle my divorce case," says Shazia. "Patricia’s experience spoke volumes and her focus was on what mattered the most: myself and my children. Patricia has been there by my side every step of the way, supporting me through this difficult process [and] respecting my situation."

Want to learn more about how MLCC can help you in your Virginia divorce case? Visit our website or contact us to find out if our DIY case form packets and 1:1 virtual coaching services are right for you.

Legal guardianship is a very common family law topic in Virginia. When an individual is appointed as a legal guardian, they are recognized as having the legal authority and responsibility to act in another person’s best interests, on that person’s behalf.

As a legal guardian of a minor child, you are legally responsible for that child’s safety and well-being and must manage their personal affairs. A prospective legal guardian must be able to provide a suitable and safe permanent residence for the child in question, and be able to provide for their basic needs. For a disabled adult child or other family member, a legal guardian may also be responsible for managing day-to-day finances and other critical matters.

If you’re thinking of filing a petition to become a legal guardian, My Legal Case Coach can help. We offer a custom forms packet as well as one-to-one coaching to ensure you have everything you need to handle your DIY guardianship matter.

Reclaiming your maiden or previous name after a divorce can be an empowering step in moving forward with your life. Fortunately, with the right court forms, it's very easy to change your name during or after your divorce proceedings.

If you want to leave your married name behind, My Legal Case Coach offers a convenient DIY case form packet that can be added on to your existing divorce case, or filed separately post-divorce.

Not getting divorced but want to change your name anyway? We have forms for that, too. Visit our website and take our 30-second quiz to find the right packet for your needs or schedule a complimentary 15 minute call with us.

Sometimes, one or both parties in a marriage decide that their partnership simply does not work. In cases like this, a couple may choose to file for a no-fault divorce.

The rules here are a bit different than if you were filing for a fault-based divorce on grounds such as cruelty, desertion, or abandonment. In Virginia, a couple cannot file for a no-fault divorce until they have been legally separated for a minimum period of time, typically one year if there are minor children (or six months if they have no minor children and a signed agreement). The key to moving forward with a no-fault divorce is ensuring you have a valid, comprehensive settlement agreement.

Drafting this agreement can be confusing, especially if you and your spouse did not sign a prenuptial/premarital agreement. If you're planning to file for divorce and need help with your settlement agreement, reach out to My Legal Case Coach to find out how we can help.

Need a Legal Consultant? 4 Reasons to Choose My Legal Case Coach

If you're concerned about the cost of retaining an attorney for your family law, adult guardianship, or probate case, My Legal Case Coach can be a helpful, affordable alternative. We offer detailed legal guidance and walk you through the process of preparing your case, giving you the best chance of a favorable outcome when you represent yourself in a legal matter. Check out our latest blog post to learn more about hiring and working with us: My Legal Case Coach is a unique legal consultant and coaching service that can offer affordable assistance for certain Virginia civil cases.

If you've been named as the executor of a loved one's estate, you'll have to navigate the probate court process. While you might elect to handle probate on your own, this process may be complicated. Why not considering hiring a case coach to give you expert guidance from a licensed, Virginia attorney to provide affordable one-to-one coaching every step of the way through the DIY probate process.

My Legal Case Coach provides expert guidance, templates, and the kind of affordable legal help you may need in order to handle a DIY probate matter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Visit our website to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation to determine if we are the right choice for your case.

Let's face it: Handling your own legal case comes with extraordinary stress and anxiety. The key to your preparation is not just having the right packet of forms but, also, having the right mindset to get through what may be one of the most difficult times in your life.

My Legal Case Coach is here to help you keep proper mental focus by offering legal forms and hands-on coaching for many common Virginia civil matters, including Divorce, Step-Parent Adoption, Legal Guardianship/Conservatorship, Name Changes, Probate Matters, and more.

Each of our case form packets comes with one hour of complimentary coaching services with an experienced Virginia attorney. You'll also have the option to purchase blocks of additional pre-paid coaching time, should you have a legal case that you feel requires more hand-holding or customized assistance from us. Call or visit to find out how we can help you prepare for your case.

No divorce case is “easy.” However, getting advice from an experienced family law attorney can make the legal process smoother.

If you are representing yourself in a no-fault, uncontested divorce case in Virginia, My Legal Case Coach can help. We offer legal case form packets and 1:1 virtual coaching to assist with settlement agreement drafting, uncontested divorce filing (with or without minor children), and legal name changes related to a divorce.

We can also assist with drafting premarital and post-marital agreements in Virginia to protect you in the event that you and your spouse separate and/or divorce in the future.

Want to learn more about My Legal Case Coach and how we can help you? Visit our website to take our 30-second quiz, or schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a licensed Virginia attorney.

Representing yourself in court can be intimidating. We're pleased to introduce My Legal Case Coach, a unique DIY legal coaching platform that guides you through the process of completing the appropriate legal forms and presenting your case to a Virginia Court.⠀

Take the 30-second quiz on our website to find the ideal templatized case form packets for your case. You can also book a free 15-minute consultation with one of our licensed attorneys to discuss your needs and make sure My Legal Case Coach is the right choice for you.⠀

If you or someone you know needs help preparing a family law or probate case in the Commonwealth of Virginia, give us a call or visit

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