Not all cases, and not all Coloradans, are a good fit for limited scope representation (a.k.a. unbundled legal services). Before choosing between limited scope or full representation, consider your personality type and knowledge base as well as the type of case you need settled.
Can you handle the truth?
Well, not necessarily the truth—but can you handle the work? For example, how familiar with the legal process are you? Do you have the time and inclination to fill out paperwork, gather financial information and follow through?
As a limited representation client, you will need to do at least some (or the majority) of the legwork in your case, depending on what services you purchase from your attorney. Good candidates are those that have been through the legal process before (i.e. a prior divorce or custody battle), strong analytical skills, familiarity with how the law works, good follow-through skills and the time to move paperwork through the system.
If there’s an opposing party, who are you up against?
In some cases, you may use unbundled services to perform simple tasks, like writing a will or acting as an executor. But, other times, you may have a legal “foe.” Continue reading “Is Your Case Right for Limited Scope Representation?” »