People are often looking for ways to cut costs for a Divorce or Legal Separation and wonder if it is necessary to have a lawyer represent them in their case. The truth is, not every case needs an attorney from start to finish. Many people get divorced without the assistance of an attorney and things go smoothly. However, most cases, if not all, can benefit from some amount of legal assistance. This is where limited representation comes in. While you are still responsible for filing documents with the Court, and will largely continue representing yourself, limited representation provides legal assistance for part of the case. This can include:
– Help filling out court papers
– Get answers to questions about a proposed separation agreement or parenting plan
– Advice and coaching for how to represent yourself at a hearing
– Assistance with Mediation
– Representation at a Temporary Orders hearing
Limited Representation is a way to help mitigate the costs associated with a Divorce or Legal Separation. Limited representation also allows for “fixed fee” services that help individuals answer the question “How much will it cost to get divorced?”.
Limited representation is not appropriate for every case. Do you have questions as to whether it might work for you? Contact me to schedule a free, 30-minute consultation to get some answers.