San Diego Court Appearance Lawyer / Limited Scope Representation
Sometimes you may have a court hearing scheduled or a last minute emergency hearing that you need an attorney to appear at.
Sometimes clients cannot afford an attorney to represent them throughout the divorce process, but need an attorney for certain aspects of the divorce.
San Diego Family Lawyer Brian A. Victor will appear at your hearing or represent you at your court appearance on a Limited Scope basis.
FAQs For Limited Scope Appearance
1. What exactly is a limited scope appearance?
Limited scope representation is when you and a lawyer agree that the lawyer will handle some parts of your case and you will handle others. This is different from more traditional arrangements where a lawyer is hired to provide legal services on all aspects of a case, from start to finish. In some cases the limited scope attorney will help draft court documents while in other cases you would be still be responsible for drafting your own documents.
2. I have to go to court but can’t afford a lawyer. What should I do?
In this case, limited scope representation can be a great way for you to have legal help with your case while keeping costs down. Courts approve of limited scope representation because they want to encourage people to get as much legal assistance as they need to protect their rights. They know that you will do a better job of following proper court procedures and presenting the important information if you have the help of a lawyer during the more complicated parts of a case. Limited scope representation allows an attorney to appear for you at one hearing or for an agreed upon set number of hearings, but not necessarily for all hearings.