If you have ever tried filling out Florida divorce forms on your own, you know how difficult it can be. Just the titles are confusing: Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Financial Affidavit, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Affidavit.
And yet, you may not be able to afford a full-service lawyer to help you out. Fortunately, you do have an option.
Unbundled Legal Services
Most people going through divorce do not know about the option of unbundled legal services. This is an option where you can retain an attorney on an a la cart basis to help you with discreet tasks. For example, you may need help answering a petition, ghost-writing a letter, or figuring out how child support guidelines work. Lawyers who provide unbundled legal services will oftentimes require a much-reduced upfront retainer and may hold a credit card number on file to charge on a pay-as-you-go basis.