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“Limited Representation” for guardianship cases can save you thousands of dollars

Posted by Anthony Serra | Nov 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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.

Smart Law Legal Platform approach

I am proud to introduce our new Smart Law Legal Platform 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 Smart Law Legal Platform is extremely simple and user friendly, and can even be done on your smart phone while sitting in a Starbucks!

Link to our Smart Law legal services

Here is a link to our Smart Law Legal Platform that explains how this service works and the cost. This Smart Law Legal Platform can also be used for basic estate planning documents like Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, as well Special Needs Trusts for a very affordable price. Give us a look!

About the Author

Anthony Serra

Tony Serra is a passionate advocate, especially for the elderly, disabled and those of modest means who need the services of an experienced and caring attorney. For more than 30 years, Tony has been helping common, everyday folks navigate their way through life's turbulent waters. Through innovation and utilizing modern technology, Tony and his law firm are now able to offer quality legal services that at one time were prohibitively expensive, at a fraction of the cost. If you need basic legal services, such as a Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will, Special Needs Trust, real estate transactions, uncontested guardianship pleadings and much more, please visit our website and our SMART LAW legal services platform. You will be pleasantly surprised by what we offer and glad you did! Tony is also an experienced mediator and founder of the Conflict Resolution Center of NJ. Tony has specific training in family matters as well as elder law and contested guardianship and estate cases.  


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