Limited Scope Representation
Experienced Limited Scope Representation in Illinois
Kathryn Harry & Associates P.C. provide an alternative to clients looking for more affordable legal services. Limited Scope Representation (LSR), also known as “unbundled legal services”, was adopted by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2010 and amended in 2013. This type of representation calls for the attorney to provide a limited amount of services at a lower cost than that of full service legal representation. Clients are able to select specific services to be provided in their respective cases, allowing them to receive the legal guidance they need and save money on services they don’t need. LSR is a popular alternative for clients in DuPage and Cook County with more simplified cases such as, child support agreements, and simple divorces. This type of limited representation can also be available in reviewing documents such as contracts, will and trusts where the attorney is retained solely for the purpose of reviewing the document.
At Kathryn Harry & Associates, we understand how stressful and costly many family legal situations can be. For this reason, we take the time to walk our clients through the necessary steps that come with limited scope representation in Illinois. Whatever the situation, we can provide the assistance, guidance and knowledge to get you through your case.
If you are a party to a very simple divorce where both spouses are truthful, agreeable, and cooperative, an attorney can help you bring that agreeable cooperative proceeding to conclusion while making sure that you are fully advised of your rights and obligations. LSR is not recommended in all divorces, especially in situations where you are not comfortable appearing in court or you don’t know the law. LSR can be a simple means to completing a divorce with only limited participation from your attorney.
How is LSR Different from Full Service Legal Representation?
When you hire an attorney for full service representation, they handle your case from beginning to end (or for as long as you choose to retain them). As your legal representative, the attorney handles all parts of your case and appears for all the court hearings. In a limited scope arrangement, the client hires the attorney to handle only certain aspects of their case. This often involves only “behind the scenes” work such as preparing documents, reviewing settlement agreements and reviewing correspondences, but not compelling the attorney to appear in court.
In LSR cases, clients can be considered pro-se litigants, meaning they will be acting on their own behalf in court. The attorney can advise you and prepare you for your court appearance, but a limited scope agreement does not require them to appear with you. This limited representation can be an ideal solution for those with simpler cases that want to lower their legal bills.
Contact a Knowledgeable Attorney Today
If you are looking for more affordable legal assistance for your family law case, contact our office today at (877) 889-4515 for a free consultation. Kathryn Harry & Associates P.C. will examine your case to determine if limited scope representation might be the right option for you. According to what you can afford, we can assist in preparing the most important parts of your case. Our limited scope representation in Illinois can provide you experienced and affordable legal guidance that has come from three decades working in the Illinois judicial system.
Our law office represents clients for full service and limited scope family law cases in Cook County and DuPage County; including the city of Chicago and its suburbs, as well as Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Oak Brook, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Bridgeview, and Brookfield.