Limited Scope Representation is a way for Nebraskans to save money on their legal services by hiring an attorney to perform specific tasks in your case, as opposed to representing you from start to finish. This can amount to hiring an attorney to assist you with the preparation of specific documents, or possibly to help you with a single hearing. Once the specific tasks assigned to the attorney are completed, your Limited Scope Representation ends. It also needs to be noted that under Limited Scope Representation, you are still proceeding in your case pro se, meaning without an attorney, other than for whatever limited purpose your Limited Scope Representation covers.
As far as drafting documents might go, you may employ an attorney on a Limited Scope Representation basis solely to prepare a Divorce Decree necessary to get your divorce finalized after you took the steps to file the case and handle it yourself. You might also want assistance with preparing and sending Discovery requests or Subpoenas for information, but want to handle the other parts of your case yourself.
By only using an attorney in your case for certain aspects, you can save a significant amount of money. Of course, proceeding in a legal matter without an attorney always has its risks, as the law and various court procedures can be complicated and you will be ultimately responsible for the parts of the case that you handle yourself. However, if money is of great concern and you are willing to take the risk of proceeding without an attorney for most of your case, Limited Scope Representation can be a very attractive option.
The Nebraska Supreme Court has prepared a FAQ regarding Limited Scope Representation that you can review.
Clinch Law Firm Can Help Save You Money
Clinch Law Firm offers Limited Scope Representation on certain Divorce and Family Law matters. The majority of the typical tasks associated with obtaining a Divorce are specifically set forth in a flat fee schedule so you will know exactly what you are paying for at the outset, and you can choose as many or as few options as you would like.
Whether you are looking for full representation on your Divorce, or if you are wanting the assistance of an experienced York Attorney for only a few select matters in your case, Clinch Law Firm is here to provide you with the Peace of Mind you deserve.
Clinch Law Firm, LLC offers in-person, virtual, and telephone appointments for York County and the surrounding areas, including Seward County, Fillmore County, Hamilton County, Merrick County and more! Call us at 402-908-5699 to schedule a consultation at our York office, or feel free to schedule a complimentary 30-minute telephone appointment for a time that works for you here: Appointment Scheduler. Virtual appointments are also available, upon request.