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How can I save money when I need to file for divorce?

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

What are Unbundled Services?

Filing for divorce can be expensive.  Attorneys usually want a lump sum upfront as a retainer, plus an hourly rate. So what can you do to keep the costs down?


You can always file the divorce proceeding pro se, or without an attorney, but many folks don't feel comfortable filling out all the paperwork and going before a judge on their own.  The Complaint, Marital Dissolution Agreement, Parenting Plan, and Child Support Worksheet are all so important and you don't want to make a mistake that you will regret in the future. 


The newest trend in the legal services community is offering clients Unbundled Services.  This means that you only pay the attorney for specific work.  


Example:  You feel like you can represent yourself in court, but don't feel comfortable filling out all the paperwork.  You could retain an attorney to only do the paperwork for you.  This saves you money because you are only paying the attorney for document preparation.   


Basically, Unbundled Services are an a la carte service.  You only pay for the specific service done by the attorney instead of paying the attorney to do everything on your behalf from start to finish.  This does not mean that the attorney cannot represent you on an hourly basis if a problem arises; it just means that the initial representation is based on the specific service you need done.


Interested in learning more about Unbundled Services?   Give us a call to schedule a free consultation.  423-994-3389