What Does It Mean To Have Limited Representation?
If someone has limited representation, it means that they have an attorney helping to assist them in their case, but who is not appearing on their behalf. Essentially, the attorney is working in the background to assist the individual with their case, but it not handling their whole case. It is limited representation because there is a limit on what the attorney is doing and the scope of what the attorney is doing for the individual is narrow.
How Does Limited Representation Vary From Traditional Representation?
In a traditional representation arrangement, the attorney handles all aspects of the client’s case for them from start to finish. The attorney drafts documents, appears in court, and corresponds with other parties in the case on behalf of the client. In a limited representation arrangement, the attorney only does certain things for the individual. The scope of the attorney’s representation is specified in the agreement and does not extend past the scope that is specified. For instance, the attorney may only draft documents for the individual, only help the person respond to a particular letter or document in the case, or appear in court on a one-time basis. The scope of representation is determined between the individual and the attorney.
Does Adams Legal Group, PLLC Offer Limited Representation?
Yes. Our experienced West Virginia family law attorneys at Adams Legal Group offer flat-fee limited representation to individuals in family law cases – specifically in relation to divorces and custody.
What Is The Scope Of The Attorney’s Role In Limited Representation Family Law Cases?
At Adams Legal Group, PLLC, Helping You is What We Do. In our flat-fee limited representation arrangements, our goal is to help you be able to competently represent yourself through your own divorce and/or custody matter. In the context of limited representation, depending on your case and needs, our attorneys will help you draft documents, make sure that all requirements are met for filing, help with parenting plans, provide alimony arguments, child support calculations, assist you with preparing settlement offers, and preparing for settlement conference or mediation, if necessary.
Where Can I Find More Information?
To find out more about the flat-fee limited representation services we provide, visit us on the web here: https://www.adams-legal.com/wv-family-law-services/ and read our recent Blog post here: https://www.adams-legal.com/2022/03/10/do-it-mostly-yourself-with-limited-representation-in-your-divorce-and-or-custody-action/