What are Unbundled Legal Services?
Unbundled legal services simply refer to a special type of legal retainer, sometimes called a limited scope retainer. A regular retainer with a family lawyer involves paying the lawyer a lump sum (usually $3000-$5000) and the lawyer does all of the work on your file so you don’t have to represent yourself. Unbundled legal services offer customers the option of having a lawyer do specific tasks that are agreed upon ahead of time.
Legal coaching and legal navigation are both simply a type of unbundled legal retainer. At Coach My Case, our clients choose to represent themselves for various reasons and we help them with legal services in the background. We offer services based on a pay-as-you-go model so no big retainer is necessary. All of the services that our clients need are agreed to upfront so that they have a good understanding of how much they will pay. Some of our services are billed hourly and some are flat rate.