I have been involved in guardianship cases for over 30 years and in most instances, they go through uncontested and without any glitches. Yet, they can still cost the client thousands of dollars in legal fees. Now there is a way to avoid that and save most of that money.
I am proud to introduce our new “on-line” legal services that allows for what is known as “Limited Representation.” Under a “Limited Representation” arrangement, the client retains the lawyer for the limited purpose of doing a certain aspect of a matter and then the client assumes responsibility for the rest.
“Limited Representation” for a guardianship case
For example, in the context of a guardianship action, the agreement would be that the lawyer will prepare all the legal documents and forms necessary to file the guardianship in court, along with the assurance that the papers will be acceptable to the court. Once filed, the client would then represent themselves in court. And as I mentioned, in most cases, the matter will proceed uncontested so there is little risk that the client will run into any issues once they take over the case. But if they did run into a jam, that is not a problem since the lawyer can be re-engaged to help address whatever problem may have arisen.
This “Limited Representation” approach can be used if you are applying for guardianship for an older adult as well as a younger child turning 18. It can also be used if you are applying for full or limited guardianship.
The on-line process is extremely simple and user friendly, and can even be done on your smart phone while sitting in a Starbucks!
Link to our “on-line” services
Here is a link to the “on-line” legal services of my website that explains how this service works and the cost. This on-line approach can also be used for basic estate planning documents like Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, as well Special Needs Trusts. Give us a look!