If you require legal advice or assistance, unbundled family law services may offer the most affordable solution. Instead of helping with your situation from start to finish, we offer “Unbundled Family Law Services“, which can help with specific stages in your family law case, which may result in lower costs.
Unbundled Family Law Services for Californians
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What Are Unbundled Family Law Services?
Unbundled family law services refer to legal services in specific issues of your family law case in other words “limited scope” representation. You receive professional help for individual areas of your legal situation rather than retaining an attorney to work through the entire legal process.
When individuals face certain legal situations, they often assume that hiring a full-service attorney is the only possibility available. For example, you may hire a lawyer to walk you through each stage of a divorce or issues of the family law case such as child custody, child support, property division, discovery.
However, you may also have the ability to handle a large portion of the issue on your own but require help with a few matters.
Here are some of the situations where you may benefit most from our unbundled family law services:
- Get a second opinion.
- Draft legal documents.
- Review legal documents.
- Receive help preparing for court.
- Research specific legal issues.
- Assist with negotiations.
- Draft discovery.
- Representation at a specific court hearing.
Our skilled attorneys can help in any area of family law. Sometimes getting a second opinion or having someone review your legal documents can help uncover legal options that you may otherwise have overlooked.
You may also want an attorney to appear with you in court. At WGS, we can represent you in court or in a “limited scope”, even if we do not handle all other aspects of your case. Having an attorney present in the courtroom can provide a greater sense of security and may ease some of your stress. You can rely on us to look out for your best interests.
When to Consider Using Unbundled Legal Services
Unbundled legal services, which are also called “limited scope legal services,” are best used when you need expert legal advice on specific matters. You may not need to hire a family law attorney to take over every step of the legal process.
For example, our services are often used for representation at 1 or 2 court hearings. When dealing with an uncontested divorce, you are unlikely to need an attorney beyond an initial review of your situation and help with the documents. We can prepare the documentation you need, so you can file the divorce petition on your own.
Examine some of the most common legal documents that you may want to hire an attorney to prepare:
- Divorce petitions
- Small claims suits
- Motion to get child support
- Motion to change child support
- Child custody arrangement documents
- Request for a personal protection order (PPO)
- Wills and trusts
- Power of attorney documents
- Responses to legal filings
Limited scope representation is an affordable way to receive the legal services you need and nothing more. Not all situations call for a full-service attorney.
Our unbundled legal services are cost-effective for all of the above issues. With divorces, we can draft legal documents and offer counsel before you file the divorce petition. During mediation, we can represent your interests and help negotiate a satisfactory settlement.
One of our experienced family law attorneys can help with individual tasks, such as drafting documents that you can then file in court yourself. You may also find yourself needing to respond to a legal filing, such as a divorce petition or lawsuit.
If you have recently been served or presented with legal papers, you may want to hire an attorney to review your case. Using unbundled legal services to review your situation and prepare a response.
When to Consider Retaining a Full-Service Lawyer
While our limited-scope services are ideal for many legal situations, there are also legal matters where you may need help from start to finish. A full-service attorney from WGS can work with you from the beginning to help increase your odds of a successful outcome.
For example, some legal matters are relatively complex and require a more hands-on approach from a skilled lawyer. You may want help with every stage of the process when dealing with pensions, retirement accounts, and other detailed legal issues involving finances.
At WGS, we offer unbundled legal services and full-service solutions. You decide on the scope of the services that you need.
If you are not sure whether you benefit most from unbundled family law services or full-service representation, we can help you explore your options. The first step is to schedule an appointment. We can learn more about your situation to determine how best to serve your specific needs. Get hold of us today!
Why Choose Us for Unbundled Legal Services?
Flora Garcia-Sepulveda has over 25 years of legal experience. At Woodman Garcia-Sepulveda (WGS), we have grown our practice to cover a wide range of legal situations.
Our specialty is family law, which encompasses divorce proceedings, child custody, child support, and more. We also aid clients with the complicated probate process, including guardianships, wills, trusts, and conservatorships.
Discover a few of the reasons why more people trust us with their legal matters:
- Over two decades of service
- Hundreds of satisfied clients
- Superior attention to detail
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Skilled representation in any legal area
We are based in Redwood City and serve clients throughout San Mateo County and the surrounding area. We have extensive courtroom experience and have helped hundreds of clients with all types of legal issues.
At WGS, we understand how confusing the legal process can be to those that have never entered a courtroom. Our goal is to help make sense of family law and other legal matters.
We offer expert advice and representation for just about any situation that you face. You can expect us to walk you through any area of your legal matter with our unbundled legal services.
No matter the scope of the task, you can expect the highest level of professionalism and dedication. We treat every job with the same commitment and attention to detail. Do not hesitate to obtain advice, as time is often of the essence when dealing with legal matters.
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