Not everyone can afford to hire an attorney. Our family law attorneys offer the option of limited scope representation, which allows you to use our services only where you think you need it. We generally charges hourly rates for the following types of unbundled legal services:
- Consultations: Before you decide how to proceed with your case, it’s helpful to talk with a lawyer about the pros and cons or a particular course of action and possible outcomes if you do proceed. If you’re thinking of representing yourself if your family law case, it is wise to talk to a lawyer about the risks and benefits of that decision. Our attorney can help you probe the strength and weaknesses of your case while anticipating opposing arguments and exploring alternative avenues for resolution.
- Document preparation: Our firm can assist you with preparing various documents for your case, including filing a complaint, answering to complaints, filing Friend of the Court and other motions, seeking subpoenas, preparing interrogatories or other discovery documents, drafting trial briefs, preparing orders or final judgments and much more.
- Legal research and preparation for major hearings: You may need help doing the legal research and analysis needed to prepare your case for hearing or trial. Our firm can provide you with the legal advice and guidance you need on an as-needed basis.
- Document review: Hiring an attorney for the limited purpose of reviewing documents is a smart move, especially in a few common situations.
- If you and your ex have an amicable relationship, it may be that you’re fine with your ex having an attorney to draft all the paperwork and representing yourself. That attorney is advocating for your ex, not you. It’s a good idea to hire an attorney to review draft to make sure that the settlement is fair to you too.
- If you’re considering a marriage contract or a prenuptial agreement (often called a “prenup”), and your partner is have it drawn up, it’s wise to hire your own attorney to review it with you and make sure it says what you’re willing to agree to.
- If you’re using a low-cost service that provides you a step-by-step guide on how to representing yourself if a divorce or other family law matter, it’s still a good idea to have a licensed attorney review the forms you’ve created.