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Unbundling Legal Services In California Divorce

Most middle-class people facing divorce these days need to think carefully about the legal expenses involved. On the one hand, good legal advice can be important for achieving your goals and protecting your long-term interests. On the other hand, mounting attorney's fees and related costs will often come right off the top of the community property, which shrinks the pie to be divided between the divorcing spouses.

Fortunately, you don't need to choose between all or nothing when it comes to legal advice in your divorce. Contact the office of Hugh O. Allen Attorney at Law to learn how you can reduce the costs of your divorce while getting the advice you need.

Learn About Your Options For Legal Advice In A Sacramento Divorce

One approach that many clients find effective is to unbundle the legal services associated with divorce. In other words, you might find that you and your spouse can agree about most of the issues that will need to be resolved, but also anticipate the need for mediation or litigation of one or two key issues, including:

With respect to any of these problems within a divorce case, you can engage a divorce lawyer to represent you on a limited basis so that you get the help you need when and where you need it.

Another approach is to work with a law firm staffed by experienced divorce paralegals. They won't be able to advise you in the same way as a licensed attorney, but they can do a great deal of work under an attorney's supervision at a much lower billing rate. If you need representation in court on any issue, you'll need a lawyer to appear and argue your case.

At Hugh O. Allen Attorney at Law, we're ready to advise and represent clients on terms that fit a range of needs and budgets. Hugh O. Allen is a certified specialist in family law under standards established by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. His paralegal has more than 15 years of family law experience and can assist with essential documents ranging from parenting plans to marital settlement agreements.

Contact Our Rancho Cordova Family Law Firm

Find out more about our ability to stretch your legal budget through limited-scope engagements, unbundled services or experienced paralegal support. Contact our Rancho Cordova law firm for additional information.

This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or a prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.