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Legal Services

Unbundled Legal Services

Unbundled legal services are a cost-effective way to obtain legal services and support from a New Mexico family law attorney, without being represented by a lawyer. Unbundled services will allow you to consult with an attorney who will help you to understand the scope of your legal matter and assist you to prepare for upcoming hearings, prepare a pleading, and/or review a legal document.  Unbundled services will allow you to consult with a lawyer who will advise you on an hourly basis and you will pay as you go. With unbundled services you are representing yourself but with a lawyer’s limited involvement.

 

The assistance you receive may allow you to:

  • Receive legal guidance about your New Mexico family law matter
  • Understand the legal process
  • Understand your legal documents
  • Prepare for hearings

The Limitations of Unbundled Services:

  • You are pro se and are not being represented by an attorney
  • The attorney offering you unbundled services will typically not appear with you in court
  • The attorney will not track your case
  • Except under limited circumstances, the attorney will not communicate with opposing counsel or the opposing party

When you agree to unbundled legal services, you are solely responsible for the following:

  • Meeting all court deadlines
  • Meeting all discovery requests
  • Filing all appropriate pleadings
  • Communicating with the court and opposing counsel
  • General management of your case
  • Understanding the applicable law, court order, and court rules

Written clarification of what the attorney’s services will be for you:

 

You should request the scope of the attorney’s assistance be clarified in writing, so you are clear what specific tasks the attorney is agreeing to perform for you. Individuals are often stressed when meeting with a lawyer, and it is helpful to have the written description in an agreement between you and the attorney which spells out what the attorney’s services are in your specific legal matter.

 

Unbundled legal services are a cost-effective way to obtain legal services and support from a New Mexico family law attorney, without being represented by a lawyer.  If you have questions regarding unbundled services, please schedule an initial consultation with Claire Sanderson Hanna and she can review your options with you.

 

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8500 Menaul NE, Suite B-550
Albuquerque, NM 87112
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Email: channa@nmdivorce.com

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