July 01, 2015 GPSolo | Feature

Tips for Providing Limited-Scope Representation in Family Law Cases

Anne C. Adams

How many times do attorneys meet with potential clients at an initial consultation and the potential client seems interested in obtaining legal services until the attorney starts talking about the initial retainer and attorney fees? Many people consult an attorney about divorces, child custody disputes, and other family law matters because they want help navigating the legal system, but they ultimately decide they cannot afford the legal fees. Limited-scope representation is one possible solution. When an attorney offers limited-scope representation as an alternative to full representation, counsel provides a win-win solution to the potential client and the attorney. Attorneys who offer limited-scope services for family law matters may be able to convert more of these initial consultations into paying clients.

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