How to save money on your family law matter
Hire an unbundled family law attorney and pay for only the services that you need and none of the ones that you do not.
What are unbundled legal services?Unbundled legal services (also known as Limited Scope or Discrete Task Representation) are when an attorney and a client agree to define a limited scope for the attorney's involvement in a case.
The following types of services can be "unbundled":
*Attending a single court appearance
*Doing a child support worksheet
*Doing a parenting plan
*Giving a lengthy "advice only" consultation in order to help the client represent themselves in court
*Reviewing already prepared pro-se documents
*Drafting a single letter or email
Instead of hiring an attorney to handle your entire case start to finish, save yourself some money and hire the attorney to handle specific parts. This helps "unbundle" the tasks and distinguishes the tasks you need an attorney to help with versus the tasks that you feel competent to do yourself.
How much can I expect to pay for "unbundled" legal services?The prices vary based on the service you need help with and the current status of your case. However, to give you some very GENERAL examples:
Basic document review of completely filled out pro-se documents is approximately $25-$65.
A single court appearance is approximately $200-$400.
Drafting documents varies on the types of documents, but usually starts at $100 and goes up to approximately $275.
Unconteste divorce is usually a flat fee of approximately $1,500.
Drafting a letter is approximately $75.
A detailed "help you represent yourself" phone consultation is approximately $95.
Drafting a child support worksheet is $75.
Drafting a parenting plan is $95.
If you want to get a specific quote on your "unbundled" services, do not hesitate to contact us.