What You Should Discuss with
Your Lawyer

Here are just a few examples of the kinds of things you should discuss with your lawyer:

  • What is the plan for who does what? What should you do, and what should your lawyer do?
  • What is the best way to save money? How much of the legal work can you, or should you, be doing?
  • Who should get the documents together that you’ll need to present to the judge?
  • Who will go to court, or any other meetings that are necessary to resolve your legal issue?
  • Who will negotiate with the other side to try to settle out of court?

Make sure you and your attorney are communicating clearly about how to move forward, and who will be doing what.

And don’t forget to discuss your entire case with your lawyer.

Finally, even though this is your case, it is important to note that you and your attorney are working as a team, so good communication is essential.

Keep in mind that the attorney has much more experience in legal matters than you do. If your attorney feels strongly that the course you want to take isn’t in your best interests, you should listen carefully to the attorney’s reasoning and recommendations.

However, the ultimate decision is always yours and you have to be willing to accept the responsibility for your decisions.

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Definitions

Limited Scope Representation

This means that you are using a limited amount of your attorney’s time to help you with your family law legal matter—in order to save money. Your attorney determines (or “scopes out”) what you need to do, and what you can do, to successfully represent yourself in court.

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