Not every family law case needs a lawyer on both sides, start to finish. Most any lawyer you talk to will tell you not to do your own divorce, and that you shouldn’t walk into a courtroom until you’ve talked to an experienced, licensed family law attorney. And they’re right. But talking to a lawyer doesn’t mean you need to pay thousands of dollars for that lawyer to stand next to you at every court hearing. Sometimes, you can do parts of your divorce or custody case yourself. And that is where Limited Scope Representation comes in.
Limited Scope Family Law Puts You in Control of Your Case
In a traditional divorce or custody battle, the lawyer holds the reins. You come in for a consultation, lay out your story, pay your retainer fee, and the firm’s staff takes it from there. Lawyers, paralegals, and other staff have control of everything, from drafting documents, to court appearances, to billing for attorney time.