Limited Scope Representation: What is it?
Limited Representation means that an attorney represents a client for a limited purpose and does not represent the client in the whole case. Limited representation is sometimes referred to as “unbundled” legal services.
Limited Representation is appropriate when there are just one or two issues upon which you need legal advice and representation. This may include such things as:
- Assisting with preparation of Pleadings (Petitions, Answers and Counter Petitions), Motions, Financial Affidavits and Discovery (Mandatory Disclosure, Interrogatories, Requests to Produce);
- Representation at Temporary Relief Hearings, Case Management Conferences, Mediations or other court proceedings.
- Assistance in understanding the Florida Child Support Guidelines, Spousal Support, or even preparation of a Parenting Plan.
An advantage of limited representation is that fees and costs are reduced because the lawyer is hired to focus on only one or two aspects of the case. There are disadvantages, too, that should be considered. Some cases are appropriate for limited representation and some are not. We are happy to discuss whether limited representation is right for your case.