- Unbundled Services
- Litigation Assistance
- Uncontested Divorce
- Collaborative Divorce
- Paralegal Services
Unbundled legal services is a method of addressing a client’s legal needs in a limited capacity. You decide, with LRS, what tasks you want to do and what tasks you want the assistance of the attorney to accomplish. We help navigate the legal issues.
LRS provides unbundled legal services. Under the traditional model, a litigant has two choices when looking for legal help – hire a firm to handle the case or represent yourself.
The Third Choice
LRS is designed to offer a third choice. Litigants represent themselves, but with the coaching and support of an attorney whenever they want it. Litigants remain in control of their case while working with an attorney who can help with tasks such as: reviewing or drafting documents, answering questions, doing legal research, and helping litigants prepare for hearings. The litigant pays the attorney only for the help they need at the time of service.
Mediation is parties resolving their differences without lawyers but with the help of an experienced neutral third party. The mediator can help parties know what can be done legally between them, and add practical expertise to make certain that the parties agreement is practical and the paperwork is done properly.
Parties need not be in agreement on anything but the desire to settle the matter in the most practical, efficient manner while saving the most money.
Mediation allows parties to attempt to resolve a case without forcing them to give up control of the outcome. Unlike trial, mediation only results in the resolution of a case if everyone agrees on the outcome. Mediation is also a good way for parties to limit the issues in litigation, allowing them to use their trial time to address only the issues there is no chance of settling.
LRS offers mediation services, allowing parties to try to work together. We can often help even if parties struggle to communicate with each other.
Some cases will require litigation. If the parties are not able to reach an agreement, it will be up to a Judge to determine the outcome of the case. But litigation is by its very nature an oppositional experience. A couple facing divorce, separation, or custody issues each get their “side” ready, and recruit as many people and resources as they can to “fight” the other side. If there is any chance of the parties being able to work to a resolution through mediation it is worth trying.
Parties that choose to represent themselves can use LRS to prepare for hearings or trial.
LRS will assist individuals in reviewing and preparing documents, ensuring that the paperwork correctly reflects the parties agreements and transfer of real property and retirement accounts are properly done.
Collaborative divorce is a formalized alternative to litigation in a family law case. In a collaborative case the parties hire experts and with the assistance of their own attorneys resolve each aspect of their case as a team. These cases are most appropriate for cases that are complex, and for parties able to bring in the experts needed to review and make recommendations on assets, children, and businesses.
Paralegals perform substantive legal work under the supervision of an attorney. Our paralegals can assist with case planning, research, and drafting of legal documents.