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Limited scope representation (“unbundling”) is a way that an attorney can help you with part of your case, while you do the rest of your case. Examples include:
- Meet with an attorney to help you prepare and/or review the paperwork you will present to the court.
- An attorney will represent you entirely for one or two issues (ex: child custody) and you represent yourself for the other issues of your case (ex: divorce).
- You represent yourself through the whole case and consult with an attorney who can coach you on the law, procedures, and strategies.
- Have an attorney make the court appearance on your behalf to defend your position and present the case to the judge appropriately.
With limited scope assistance, you may be able to handle the majority of the case yourself, except for a few technical areas. It is important to thoroughly discuss all aspects of your case with an attorney before deciding which parts you want to do yourself, and which ones the attorney will help with. There may be important issues within your case that you aren’t even aware of. You could be at serious legal risk about an issue you don’t even realize exists.