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Self Representation

Law firms typically offer their numerous services as a package to clients who retain the firm to “handle the case.” The client receives a complete package of services from the beginning to the end of the case. But some clients do not need, or cannot afford, the complete package of legal services. Rather than being left without any legal assistance, it is possible to pay an attorney, on an hourly basis, to provide specific limited legal advice or services.

Unbundled Legal Services

It is an odd name, but these limited services have become known as “Unbundled Legal Services” in the legal community. Unbundled legal services is legal representation provided on a very limited basis, in the form of specific client-selected services. The client selects, and pays for, only the specific limited services they need and want. Some examples might include: a session with an attorney for advice on legal procedures; researching a legal issue; drafting or reviewing a document, coaching to prepare for an upcoming hearing or meeting, or assistance in a negotiation. If necessary, the client can return for additional services.

With unbundled services the divorce attorney’s job is different from the beginning. The client does not receive the benefit of full legal representation, but they do receive help with an immediate problem. The attorney’s task is to provide only the specific service requested by the client. If you chose to use unbundled services, the attorney does not represent you, and will provide no services beyond those specifically requested by you. The attorney is paid on an hourly basis.

Is Self Representation Right for You?

Everyone’s circumstances are different and unique. Family law in Washington is complex and it can be challenging to understand exactly what to do at each stage of a divorce. On the other hand, if your divorce is uncontested, if you have no children, and if you and your spouse are parting on good terms, you may decide representing yourself is the right choice.

Whether you need advice, help completing a legal form, or full representation in court, Divorce Lawyers For Men is your flexible choice for divorce in Washington.

Divorce Lawyers For Men™ attorneys offer unbundled legal services to those men who choose to represent themselves rather than retaining an attorney. We also offer a free ½ hour divorce consultation to all new clients. We encourage you to contact us and setup an appointment by calling (360) 866-7393 to review the details of your situation.

“I didn’t want to pay lots of money upfront to hire a lawyer. All I needed was help filling out a child support schedule. One meeting with Divorce Lawyers For Men was all it took to get the form finished. Thanks for helping me out.” – Juan P.