What kinds of cases work best for limited representation?

Family law cases are often well suited for limited representation.

The best cases are not very technical, but are slow and take a lot of time. Because you pay for an attorney’s time, the best solution is the one which makes the most effective use of that time.

  • For example, if you know you will be waiting at the courthouse all morning for a few minutes of court time. In that case, it may not be the best use of your trial budget to pay an attorney to wait with you.  You may instead want to spend the attorney’s time being coached on how to best represent yourself, and then appear by yourself in court.  That way you aren’t incurring legal fees while you wait for your case to be called.

The other cases which work well are those with few issues. Another kind is where there is only one technical issue which can be split, part for the attorney to handle while you handle the simpler issues.