Sometimes folks find themselves in a situation where they are in need of an Attorney but don’t necessarily have the financial means to cover the lump sum of cash needed for a retainer. It’s unfortunate, but not to worry, there are options! Here at Morneau Law, we offer what is referred to as “unbundled legal services” or “limited representation.” What this means is that the Client can hire the Firm to help with part of their case such a drafting a pleading or assisting an individual prepare for a hearing rather than hiring the Attorney to handle everything. This often allows for a lowered retainer or a pay-as-you-go structure, yet still have the benefit of getting solid legal advice from a qualified Attorney.
Unbundled services are discussed at your initial consultation and are customized to your individual needs and your budget. It’s a fantastic way to save money and for some, gain a level of satisfaction representing themselves, while under the guidance of an Attorney.
Have an Attorney Review Your Documents
Sometimes a situation is such that a Client has done most of the work already on a matter and simply wants an Attorney to review the final pleadings before submission to make sure that they are within their rights, haven’t overlooked anything, have made wise decisions based on the current laws or to discuss potential pitfalls, hypothetical situations that may arise in the future and where to turn if things get to be too much to manage.
Flexibility with Unbundled Legal Services
An added security in utilizing unbundled legal services is that if the need arises or the funding becomes available, the Client can convert the case from self-represented to fully-represented by the Attorney. This is typically relatively easy to do and requires a discussion with the Attorney and a payment of the full retainer.
Timing is not an Issue
This option is not only available for those who are at the beginning stages of a case but really at any stage. This is why it is very important that the lines of communication between Attorney and Client are open at all times so that these kinds of avenues can be discussed.
Unique and Creative Options for Clients
Not all law firms offer this option, which is one of the things that makes Morneau Law special. We care about our Clients and believe access to justice should be attainable for all. This is why we offer unbundled legal services or limited representation. We work hard to help good people through tough times, including those who may not be able to afford full legal representation.
Contact Us to Learn More
We are located in the heart of downtown Nashua with plenty of free parking and handle estate planning, divorces, adoptions, guardianships, estate administration, probate, Medicaid applications, prenuptial agreements, parental rights, terminations and more. Contact us today at 943-5647 to schedule a consultation to meet with one of our qualified and caring Attorneys and see if unbundled legal services may be right for you.