Considering Legal Self Representation? Santa Rosa Firm Offers Help.
When it comes to legal self-representation, Santa Rosa-area residents can choose this option when they don’t want to hire a lawyer or feel they cannot afford one. Santa Rosa-based Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office lawyers will explore “unbundled” legal service options which may be available to you without the need to hire us as your “attorney of record.”
Offering legal consulting, Santa Rosa-based Wine Country Family Law & Bankruptcy Office lawyers can serve as your “attorney of record” when you appear in court.
Our firm’s experienced Santa Rosa divorce, child custody, visitation, and support lawyers, Thomas Shields and L. Bailey Penzotti, can help you with all of your family law needs while remaining self-represented. During your discounted initial consultation of up to one hour in our Santa Rosa family law office (or by phone or video conference), our Sonoma County family law lawyers are happy to discuss your matter with you.
We offer self-represented family law services to residents of Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Windsor, Healdsburg, Sebastopol and Rohnert Park (as well as other areas) with many flexible service options such as:
- Limited Document Preparation Service: Our highly trained and experienced Santa Rosa family law paralegal prepares specific legal documents under our attorney’s review and supervision. (Includes only attorney services for your initial consultation and in connection with explaining the documents to you prepared by our paralegal)
- Legal Consulting – Coaching (with or without Document Preparation): Our Santa Rosa family law attorney provides legal advice, guidance, answers your questions and addresses concerns, reviews documents, prepares you for hearings, and analyzes settlement options but you remain self-represented. Our firm can prepare legal documents and correspondence for you at your option.
- Limited Scope Representation: Our Sonoma County family law attorney represents you in a limited manner while you handle the rest of your case.
- Family Law – Divorce Mediation: Our neutral Santa Rosa family law attorney-mediator assists you and your spouse/partner or other parent in reaching agreements.
Legal Consulting: Santa Rosa Area Residents May Choose It Because…
Many people going through divorce in Sonoma County use our self-represented service options when they wish to avoid the appearance of being overly-aggressive or litigious. This may be an unintended consequence when you involve lawyers in your sensitive family law matter. Also, many people going through divorce, custody, or child support issues and/or hearings in Santa Rosa select our self-represented services when they have limited financial resources.
Our Santa Rosa family law attorneys can assist you by providing on-going legal advice and support to you as needed while remaining in the background at all times. Our firm can prepare complex legal documents and correspondence for you.
Or, you can prepare your own documents and correspondence and we will review them for you. In these instances, our attorneys are not your “attorneys of record.” You remain “self-represented” (also known as “pro-per”). We do not appear in court on your behalf, sign documents on your behalf, or communicate on your behalf.
However, in a Sonoma County Limited Scope Representation, our attorney is your “attorney of record” in a limited capacity to be specified by you. Our attorney will appear in court and communicate on your behalf only for the portion of your matter specified by you. You remain in control of all other aspects of your matter. This is most commonly utilized when a self-represented party simply wants an attorney to present their matter in court for them on a one-time only basis.
Alternatively, you may wish to utilize our Santa Rosa family law mediation services to assist you and your spouse/partner or other parent in reaching agreements together.
Often we can provide legal consulting-Santa Rosa and Sonoma County family law mediation services at a much lower cost to you than our more traditional full service legal representation. However, these services are limited in nature and may not be a right fit for you and/or your matter.
Please check out our client reviews to see for yourself what our clients have to say about us. It’s our commitment to providing reasonably priced quality legal services in a friendly manner that sets us apart from the pack!
Learn more about legal self representation and Santa Rosa unbundled family law services available from our firm. Call (707) 669-0841 or CLICK HERE to request your discounted initial consultation of up to one hour to determine if our self-represented services are right for you!