Many parents and spouses choose to represent themselves when divorcing, establishing child custody or modifying child support. Parties who represent themselves in Court are referred to as pro se litigants. The do-it-yourself DIY divorce is achievable, as many divorces do not have an attorney on one side or the other. The question is whether these spouses and parents proceeding pro se are being optimally successful while saving money. With today’s technology and the ability for many to work from home, limited scope representation is now more available to the public.
Our highly experienced Fort Collins divorce and child custody attorneys help empower these spouses and parents to proceed pro se with an attorney behind the scenes, providing legal advice only when needed. This type of legal representation is known as “unbundled” legal representation or limited scope representation. Think of it like an a la carte menu, you only select the limited legal services you need and avoid those which you choose to accomplish on your own. If you need help with your divorce or child custody case, our attorneys are available for specific areas of Colorado family law including divorce and child custody.
Call us today to discuss how we can empower and help you in your pro se case! (970) 488-1887
Our Fort Collins unbundled attorneys help parents establishing or modifying child custody represent themselves in Court by providing the following help:
Our Fort Collins child custody attorneys can help parents who are establishing or modifying child custody, by helping you make strategic and procedural decisions around the following:
Our Fort Collins limited representation divorce attorneys can help spouses who are planning for divorce or about to divorce in the following ways:
The agreements you reach when divorcing are largely final. While maintenance can sometimes be modified in the future pursuant to Statute, but you could also lock in maintenance that could never be modified. Your attorney will explain the difference, help you determine what may be best for your unique circumstances, and can also ensure that the final drafting of documents and any agreement reflects what is best for you now and in the future. We will consider factors such as:
If you are uncertain what kind of legal representation you need, if any at all, spend 30 minutes with us, no charge, discussing how to proceed. As we handle both kinds of cases, we are in an excellent position to help you see all sides. Further, if you engage us as an unbundled client, you can always decide later to transition to full representation, and the other direction as well!
We are here to help, schedule your free consultation with an attorney today to discuss your family law concerns.
"I am very appreciative of Toms services. English is a second language to me, and this process seemed difficult because of that barrier. He was very patient and thorough making sure I understood everything before he proceeded. I will recommend him to everyone! He truly cares about you, as does his wonderful, helpful team"
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"I had a very challenging case, one that could have had indefinite financial consequences. Tom Cossitt evaluated my case and identified several strategies for moving forward. I chose one and Tom developed and implemented that strategy with speed and with the utmost in professionalism. The documents he drafted on my behalf, based on extensive research and case law / precedent were thorough and comprehensive. When the Court ruled, it used the arguments as developed by Tom Cossitt verbatim in its decision, and the case was decided in my favor. Needless to say, I was pleased beyond words. Based on my experience and the outcome of my case, I would highly recommend Tom Cossitt to anyone requiring the services of a family law attorney."
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"I met with as many as 10 different attorneys before coming across Thomas. After our initial consultation, I was very pleased with his knowledge and realistic expectations. During the really tough time, Thomas kept me calm and helped tremendously to get custody of my daughter. He kept me informed on what was going on and would ask for my input; if it was something that was unrealistic or could be done a different way, Thomas would tell me right away. During the hearings, he was amazing. He kept a professional attitude and was great at cross examinations. He took in all of the facts and evidence, and was able to present them efficiently and effectively. Ultimately helping me gain custody of my child."
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