Limited Scope Lawyer Arlington TX

Limited Scope Lawyer Arlington TX

The case for Limited Scope Representation

It is standard practice that attorneys represent a client from the beginning until the conclusion of a case. In this representation, attorneys ask for a retainer to begin working on the case and require the client to replenish the retainer when funds have depleted. Retainers can oftentimes be more than what the client has a budget for or too much money in advance. Further, clients are starting to handle many aspects of their case “pro se” and do not want or need an attorney every step of the way. Many attorneys refuse to represent a client who cannot afford the full retainer or do not want full representation. These particular clients tend to be excluded from attorney representation because attorneys do not offer limited scope representation or some type of unbundled service.

The unfortunate side effect of this decision is that the excluded client is forced to either pay for full legal representation or represent themselves in court with no legal advice or help whatsoever. Limited scope representation is a solution to those excluded clients because the representation fits what the client needs. Clients who are cost conscious can focus on areas that fit their budget. Clients who are legal savvy can focus on areas that they need legal expertise. The overall cost is lower than full representation and the client obtains the needed legal expertise at a price that is affordable to the client.

What is limited scope representation?

Limited scope representation is legal representation that is confined to a specific legal service versus the entire case. Once the limited scope lawyer has completed the specific legal service, the attorney is no longer on the case. Limited scope representation can further be thought of as an “a la carte” menu option. Pick what you want, when you need it, let a Dallas limited scope lawyer handle the specific task, and you handle the rest. You determine how much you will spend for your legal services based on the options you choose.

Limited scope representation allows the client and the attorney to settle the monetary aspect of a case upfront. Some fees will be flat fee based and some fees will be hourly based depending on what options a client chooses. Normally, drafting and proving up a case are flat fee costs. Reviewing and planning are hourly costs that a client can utilize to determine how many hours they need from a limited scope lawyer in Dallas.

Limited scope representation sounds good to me. Tell me my options!

Family law has several aspects that can become overwhelming. Often many aspects of family law tend to bleed into other areas. We have pieced out five different areas that many clients have inquired about and/or represent the bulk of our family law practice. The main areas are:

1. Limited scope representation for Divorce

Limited scope representation for divorce is the perfect solution for clients going through a divorce who are limited on funds or need an attorney to focus on specific legal tasks.

– Planning (Includes analyzing and strategy)
– Drafting the Petition (completed by attorney)
– Reviewing (Includes reviewing documents drafted by the client)
– Drafting the Decree (completed by attorney)
– Prove Up (attorney appears in court)

2. Limited scope representation for SAPCR (Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship)

Limited scope representation for SAPCR/Custody allows the client to focus on their case with full knowledge that an attorney is available to handle specific legal tasks concerning their child/children.

– Planning (Includes analyzing and strategy)
– Drafting the Petition (completed by attorney)
– Reviewing (Includes reviewing documents drafted by the client)
– Drafting the Order (completed by attorney)
– Prove Up (attorney appears in court)

3. Limited scope representation for Enforcement (Child Support/Child Access and Possession)

Limited scope representation for Enforcement is for clients who need an enforcement or are facing an enforcement.

– Planning (Includes analyzing and strategy)
– Drafting the Petition (completed by attorney)
– Reviewing (Includes reviewing documents drafted by the client)

4. Limited scope representation for Name Change

Clients who need a name change may not understand exactly what they need to do. Limited scope representation for Name Change is the avenue to use to get an attorney to help you through specific areas of the process.

– Drafting the Petition (completed by attorney)
– Reviewing (Includes reviewing documents drafted by the client)

5. Limited scope representation for Child Support

Limited scope representation for child support aka child support court or IV-D court is perfect for clients who do not need full representation but want to have a plan prior to their court date.

– Planning (Includes analyzing and strategy)

What if I want full representation later on?

Limited scope representation does not stop a client from obtaining full representation from the attorney assigned to their case. Sometimes, cases become too much to handle for a particular client. One of the great aspects about limited scope representation is you can change to full representation if any aspect of your case gets too much to handle. Another aspect is the limited scope attorney will already have knowledge about your particular matter and will be in a better position to represent you if full representation is needed. Ultimately, limited scope representation allows the client to budget their legal expenses and enables the client to figure out where they need the attorney to help them out the most.

What is the next step to take full advantage of limited scope representation?

Call 800-958-4948 or contact us online to schedule a free in office consultation. Once your consultation is scheduled ensure that you have everything you need to be prepared for the consultation. You will want to gather all of your documents that you have filed or received from the court. Make an outline of the particular questions you have for the attorney and/or the issues in your case. Bring all of that information to your consultation so that you can get the most out of your consultation. The more information you have to share with the attorney, the easier it is for you and the limited scope lawyer Arlington TX relies on to come up with a limited scope representation that fits your needs.

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“The firm has done an awesome job keeping me informed on what steps I needed to do with trust. As for the lawsuit she has been kind and supportive to me and has kept me totally in the loop every step of the way.” – Carol Z.

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