Low-Cost Legal Services

In today's economy, many people find it hard to afford an attorney for their divorce or other family law issues. However, handling your case alone can lead to many problems down the road. At Lasiter & Jackson, in Phoenix, we provide low-cost family law services to support clients who choose to handle most of their case by themselves.

Limited-Scope Representation

The Arizona Rules of Court permit an attorney to represent a client on a "limited scope" basis. Clients can retain attorneys to perform specific legal tasks, including:

  • Preparing legal documents
  • Attending family court hearings/trial
  • Negotiating with the other party

Limited scope representation allows you to choose which tasks you would like to handle by yourself and which tasks you wish an experienced family law attorney to handle. This means that you can use your limited funds on the matters that are most important to you.

Limited scope representation requires a written agreement between you and your attorney specifying the range of issues or tasks that the attorney will handle. Customarily, these cases require a much smaller up-front fee, as the attorney may not be required to appear formally or can do so on a limited basis.

Document Preparation

You may also retain an attorney to prepare your legal documents. Many times, a party is not entitled to receive any relief that they do not formally request (in writing) from the court. Therefore, it is a good idea to have an attorney draft important legal pleadings to ensure that all of your bases are covered.

Our Arizona family lawyers help clients draft a number of crucial documents, including initial pleadings and final divorce decrees. In many cases, the most important legal document is the final order, decree or judgment as it legally defines each party's rights and responsibilities.

For the most part, document preparation is substantially less expensive than general representation or even limited scope representation.

When Affordability Matters, Contact Lasiter & Jackson

To learn more about our low cost legal services and how they can increase your chances of a positive outcome in your divorce, child support, child custody or other family law case, contact our law firm. We will discuss all of the options we provide to make our representation cost-effective.