What Are Alternative Client Resources?
Often, family law clients simply do not want the expense and emotional upheaval of a divorce and separation that will involve judges, hearings, extensive discovery, and trials. Preparing for and attending even a short, seemingly insignificant hearing can cost thousands of dollars in attorney fees. And, by the end, little progress has been made in the overall march to the finish line. This can be insanely frustrating for parties, and often, in the end, only the attorneys have reaped the reward.
There is an alternative approach to divorce that can help mitigate against some of these unwanted financial and emotional costs. The resources you’ll find here are intended to give prospective clients another set of resources that may be preferable to the more traditional divorce path.
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If hiring a professional to be an attorney-of-record in an ongoing (or new) court case is beyond your financial wherewithal, we can discuss more cost-effective alternatives like hiring our firm for coaching and instruction on representing yourself. Perhaps all you need is basic document-drafting and filing. We can help you do that without making a formal appearance in your court case. In matters that aren’t terribly complicated, you may find this to be a more practical solution to your legal needs.
We can also coach you on representing yourself, if you choose to go that route. This is sometimes much more doable from an attorney fee perspective. During our time together at the consultation, you and I will discuss overall expected costs.
We can assist you in mediating with a third party neutral attorney to finalize and resolve outstanding issues in your case. This may help you avoid court and litigation altogether.
Perhaps a flat-fee service is possible in your case. This can certainly be a more cost-conscious way to resolve discrete issues that crop up in your divorce matter, i.e., basic custody agreements, agreements dividing the marital estate, or prenuptial agreements. At our initial consultation, you and I can discuss the specifics and costs for a flat-fee service.
We can provide you with basic templates for the more straight-forward legal challenges you face and give you advice on tailoring those templates to your specific needs.
In a word, your particular matter may be simpler than you think (or simpler than other attorneys may lead you to believe). The goal of these alternative client resources is to offer you the most tailored, cost-effective solution to your divorce. It doesn’t always need to be complicated, time-consuming, or a financial drain!