Knies, Helland & McPherson know that every family and every situation is unique. They also realize we live in a very different world than that of our parents and grandparents. Therefore, we have structured our law firm very differently than other firms. Jen Knies, Jennifer Helland and Kelly McPherson carefully evaluate each situation they encounter and they customize a legal plan forward that’s right for each family.
It may be traditional divorce, it may be mediation or arbitration, it may be helping clients with issues involving their children. But, the most important thing to remember, is that Knies, Helland & McPherson will provide you with the services you need for your unique situation. Want to spend just a couple hours better understanding your options? We’re here for you. Want us to review a proposed settlement or the recommendation of another attorney? We’re here for you. Want help with spreadsheets or financial calculations? We’re here for you.
Is it possible to get through a legal family issue without a lawyer? Yes. Is it possible to hire a lawyer for just one or a few legal services? With Knies, Helland & McPherson, the answer is “yes,” and we encourage you to learn about our unbundled family law services.
At Knies, Helland & McPherson, we understand that there may be times when people need to handle a family legal matter but wish or need to take on that responsibility themselves. Some do it to try to save money. Others may already have some legal experience or simply enjoy the challenge.
Whatever the reason, it still might be a good idea to get legal help for parts of the legal process that perhaps become too complex or time consuming. To meet these needs, we offer a complete line of essentially, “a la carte” legal services to help you when you are preparing to represent your own family law case in Court.
Contact us today to learn more about our unbundled family law services: 719-635-8499
Keep reading to learn more about our unbundled services.
We offer the following a la carte family law services at Knies, Helland & McPherson:
Each of these services are offered individually and clients can take advantage of as many of these services as necessary to complete their case.
When you use the unbundled services offered by Knies, Helland & McPherson, there are a few restrictions on what our attorneys can do for your case. These restrictions include:
When you self-represent your case, you must understand that you are responsible for all of the following activities:
At Knies, Helland & McPherson, we support the right for a person to self-represent their case in court. This is why we offer a number of pick-and-choose services to our clients to help them on their journey. However, we also encourage our clients to use an attorney if they become overwhelmed with the process.
The court may allow you to self-represent, but they also require any person who does so to uphold all of the Rules of Evidence Procedure and follow all the rules of the court just like and experienced attorney.
If you find that you are overwhelmed by your current case and need assistance, we encourage you to seek representation from one of attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson today. We will let you know if it is in your best interest to use our unbundled services or if you may be better off with full legal representation. Call us today to ask us more about our a la carte family law services.
Ask us about our unique introductory consultation, where we can walk you through all of the various options available to you.
Many couples are tempted to file for divorce on their own using court-provided documents and information. While going this route can work in some cases, it is typically in your best interest to hire an attorney to represent your interests or to ensure that the agreement that you craft is thorough. An attorney can:
Many couples are tempted to complete a do-it-yourself divorce to save time and money. While it is much easier to do today, there are still many complications that you may run into by trying to do it yourself. Some of the most common risks of DIY divorce law include:
While some of these issues may not cause problems at first, they may many years down the road. And when they do, they will be that much more difficult to remedy.
In most states, you can do your own divorce; however, if you choose to do so, you assume the risk of completing the legal proceeding incorrectly or incompletely. When you work with a qualified divorce attorney, he or she assumes the risk for you and has the knowledge and capability to ensure that it is handled properly. If you do decide to do it yourself, you should at the very least have an attorney at Knies, Helland & McPherson review the paperwork you have completed before you submit it to the court system. Contact us today to get started.