How a Lawyer Can Help You

Your attorney went to law school and has experience.

This means that he or she knows things that you don’t know about the law, and can coach you though the legal process.

You should discuss your legal matter thoroughly with your attorney. You are ultimately responsible for what happens with your case.

It is important that you are in control. It is important that you understand how you and your lawyer will be working together. Make sure to discuss your entire case with your lawyer.

Here are just a few of the options that you and your lawyer could agree to:

  • You can ask your attorney to prepare or review all your paperwork and documents, but you go to court by yourself
  • You could do all the work yourself, and ask your attorney to go to court for you
  • You could ask your attorney to coach you on how to present yourself before the judge
  • You may ask the attorney to be on “standby” while you go to court, in case you need to make a call during the court case

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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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