Unbundled Legal Services
At Hager Divorce & Family Law, we are pleased to offer unbundled legal services to our clients where available.
What are “unbundled services”? What is “limited scope representation?”
Hiring Hager Divorce & Family Law to provide ‘unbundled services’ simply means that you are hiring the firm to perform certain defined and specific tasks for an agreed-upon flat rate. This is also called “limited-scope representation.” This is different than comprehensive representation, in which the attorney represents the client every step of the way through their legal issue and charges hourly for time spent on the case. Hager Divorce & Family Law recognizes that comprehensive representation is not always possible or desirable in every case. By hiring Hager Divorce & Family Law to provide unbundled service, clients can pay for an attorney to handle some aspects of their case and not others. For instance, Hager Divorce & Family Law can be hired to prepare pleadings, papers, motions, and lawsuits, which are then given to the client to file themselves and continue with their case. Attorneys at Hager Divorce & Family Law are also pleased to offer advice regarding specific issues and court procedures to clients on a limited-scope basis for reasonable flat fees. When you hire Hager Divorce & Family Law to provide certain unbundled services, you are representing yourself, but with the benefit of an attorney’s experience and knowledge to help you stay on the right path.
Hager Divorce & Family Law offers several options for limited-scope legal services.
Document Drafting and Legal Form Preparation
Preparing legal documents, motions, lawsuits, and responses to lawsuits is one of the most common forms of unbundled legal services. For a reasonable, flat fee, you can talk to one of our attorneys in person and make sure that you are getting the document that you need. Whether you need a divorce complaint, a power of attorney, a business incorporation, or a motion to change custody or child support, hiring a local firm like Hager Divorce & Family Law offers many benefits over using a do-it-yourself website like LegalZoom or RocketLawyer. Before spending money at one of these sites, consider the unbundles services that Hager Divorce & Family Law provides. You will be able to talk to a real attorney in person about your legal issue and know that you are getting the correct document for your specific needs.
Legal Coaching and Strategy
Over the past several years, more and more people have chosen to represent themselves in court, especially in family law cases. Of course, just because you are representing yourself does not mean that you should be unprepared for your court case. Even if your case doesn’t involve a complicated legal question, courthouse procedures and scheduling can be very difficult to understand. At Hager Divorce & Family Law, we offer legal coaching and strategy sessions on an unbundled, limited-scope basis. For a low, flat fee, you can come in and speak with an attorney about your case and get experienced advice on how to proceed with whatever challenge you are facing. Perhaps you would like to bring a small-claims suit and you just need someone to tell you how to do it. Maybe you have an important custody hearing coming up and you need some tips on how to present your evidence to the judge. At Hager Divorce & Family Law, our years of experience can make all the difference in your case.
The first step is to come in for an initial interview and conversation about your case. We will then research your legal questions, develop solutions and plans for possible resolution. Depending on your type of case and its complexity, we will then schedule one or two more meetings to discuss these strategies and options. Finally, you will be given a closing letter with a checklist and helpful reminders about how to proceed in your case. We find that clients always feel better representing themselves after talking to an experienced attorney about their case in person.
How can Hager Divorce & Family Law unbundled legal services help you? Give us a call today at 910 796-2044 and find out. We will have an initial comprehensive consultation, during which we will discus self-representation and its advantages and disadvantages over comprehensive representation, and figure out if self-representation and unbundled services are right for you. We can then discuss the steps involved in your case, and provide you with information and assistance, such as preparing court forms and the process of serving papers and other court procedures. We can give you guidance on court procedures and courtroom etiquette, and prepare you for specific conferences, hearings, and trials. Just because you’re representing yourself doesn’t mean that you have to do it alone.
The best way to find out if limited-scope representation or unbundled services are right for you is to give us a call at 910 796-2044. We look forward to hearing from you!