by Richard D. Freiman on Nov. 05, 2018

Divorce & Family Law Family Law Divorce & Family Law  Divorce Divorce & Family Law  Child Custody 

Summary: Limited scope representation in family law cases in California.

Limited scope representation (also known as "unbundling") is an attorney/client agreement in which the attorney and the client agree that the attorney will handle part of the client's family law case and the client will handle other parts.  For example, in a family law case, the client can hire the attorney to handle specific areas such as; preparing a specific agreement (such as a marital settlement or prenuptial agreement); handling child custody issues; handling spousal support issues or other issues involved in the case.  The main advantage of limited scope representation in family law cases in California is lowering the cost of legal representation as the attorney will be handling only specific areas of the case and the attorney's fee will be lower than if the attorney handled the entire case. As a client, you should contact a family law attorney and discuss your entire case and determine if limited scope representation is the right way to proceed for you as you will be solely responsible for the areas of the case that the attorney will not be handling.  The information in this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute nor is it intended to constitute legal advice.


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