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Step by Step Details on the Process

Unbundled Services: 

Find more details on overall process, turnaround times and specific step by step in how we perform every single service.  You should find all the answers you need about the how, the what and the when right here on this page. 

Overall Process

  1. Once you have completed the Intake, paid the quoted fee and returned the signed Consulting Agreement you will receive additional instructions.
  2. Your specific instructions, which usually requests additional information and/or releases, will provide an estimated turnaround time for your specific service.
  3. The turnaround time for each service varies based on the facts & circumstances of your case.  In addition, if I request additional information from you or the court or another entity, this will affect the turnaround time.  The time for a completion of services can range from 7 days up to 45 days.
  4. If your case is URGENT, this will be assessed at the initial consultation and will be handled accordingly.  Any unforeseen events that come up once the process starts, not within my control, can impact the services and turnaround time.
  5. You will be updated as things occur in your case on my end, on a weekly or biweekly basis.
  6. If you add additional information or make additional requests, this can change the terms of our agreement and will be evaluated accordingly. Additional fees and an extension of time may be necessary.

 

A. TURNAROUND TIME

Document Preparation– average turnaround time is 3-7 business days. (Motions & Responses to Motions usually up to 14 days, unless RUSH order used.)

Document Review– average turnaround time is 2-3 days. (for up to 10 pages, more than 10 pages is longer.)

Caselaw Research – average turnaround time is 3-7 business days. (for one issue or one jurisdiction, multi issue or multi jurisdiction is longer.)

Judge Lookup – average turnaround time is 7-14 days.

Attorney Screen & Vet – average turnaround time is 5-7 business days.

Strategic Action Plan – average turnaround time is up to 45 days (if transcripts are necessary).  If a brief version of the SAP, then average turnaround time is up to 14 business days.

Best Interests of the Child Analysis – average turnaround time is 5-7 business days. (Only one state.)

Trial Prep Memo – average turnaround time is up to 30 days (varies based on the number of issues, jurisdictions, etc.)

Uncontested Divorce – average turnaround time is up to 14 business days.

 

B. STEP BY STEP PROCESS

Document Preparation:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided and any relevant court documents, to start.

Step 2. We use our library of forms templates (for all 50 states) to draft your requested form.

Step 3.  We draft the form within the time stated.

Step 4. You receive a draft of the form, with the option for 2 edits. (Edits are limited to information that was provided at the time of Intake.)

Step. 5. We will make any edits within 24-48 hours.

Step 6. Once we have done the 2 edits, you will receive the final document.

Document Review:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided and any relevant court documents, to start.

Step 2. You will receive an interpretation/analysis of the document, via email, within the time stated.

Step 3. If you have any questions regarding the interpretation, you can email them.

Step 4. You will receive any additional information within 24-48 hours.

Caselaw Research & Judge Lookup:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided and any relevant court documents, to start.

Step 2. We will look up relevant cases, either the ones you choose or based on issue/jurisdiction, using a professional database, peer to peer insight, reviews, etc. (The extent to which we find suitable information depends on the resources available. We make no guarantees either way.)

Step 3. You will receive the cases, via email, that are relevant to the facts of your case.

Attorney Screen & Vetting:

Step 1. We take all necessary information you provided and any relevant court documents, to start.

Step 2. We will look for attorneys in your location that meet the specific criteria of your case (i.e. parental alienation, relocation, etc.).  We also use a professional database, direct contact, peer to peer insight, reviews, etc. (The extent to which we find suitable information depends on the resources available. We make no guarantees either way.)

Step 3. You will receive a list of 2-3 attorneys based on the above.

Strategic Action Plan & Best Interests Factors Analysis:

Step 1. We gather & review ALL necessary and relevant information.

Information needed include-  Evidence: statements, emails, text messages, etc.; Discovery: documents provided to you by the opposing party; COURT DOCUMENTS: orders, agreements, decrees, etc. & MISC: anything else that’s relevant.)  NOTE: Although it is extremely important to have all transcripts to make a solid strategic action plan, it is not always necessary.   (If you are having a brief SAP done, then the extent of the documents necessary for review varies.)

Step 2. We assess all the issues and prioritize them according to your circumstances.

Step 3.  We highlight the strengths & weaknesses of your case and make a plan of how to use them to your advantage.

Step 4. We find relevant caselaw, statutes, court procedural rules, etc. to support your position or defend against any opposing positions. (This step is only done in the long version of the SAP.)

Step. 5. We come up with tactical plans for each relevant issue in your case, a timeline for how to implement each and the possible outcomes for each.

Step 6. We provide a clear map of things you can do, practically & legally, to achieve your desired results. This will take into account what has happened in your case (in & out of court), what is likely to occur in the future and the steps you can take in light of all of these.

Trial Prep:

Step 1. We take all of your case file and assess it from a “trial ready” perspective using our Checklist (if we don’t have everything or if critical documents or evidence is missing, we will make requests to get them upon upon your approval, as this may prolong the turnaround time and incur additional fees.)

Step 2. We organize your file based on the procedure of your court, your case jurisdiction and your judge’s style. (We will make attempts to get the details of your judge’s style, but make no guarantees either way.)

Step 3.  We research relevant caselaw & procedural laws, and include it in the trial folder.

Step 4. We look up any & all lawyers, experts, etc. that will participate in the trial/hearing.

Step 5. We provide you with an Outline for the Order of Issues/Proof, a List of Exhibits, a Witness List, a script (which would include: an Opening Statement, Closing Statement, Questions for Direct and Questions for Cross-Examination, and more.) You receive a draft of the form, with the option for 2 edits. (Edits are limited to information that was provided at the time of Intake.)and any other forms necessary.

Step. 6. We will take any additional steps necessary to ensure that the process goes smoothly for you as possible.

Uncontested Divorce:

Step 1.  You complete the Intake form.

Step 2. Upon receipt of all relevant information, we will fill out all the forms necessary for your jurisdistion.

Step 3. You will receive a draft of the forms and have two (2) edits available.

Step 4. Upon competing the final edits, you will receive the final documents, via email.

NOTE: If you chose the Done for You process, the details for this will be on a case by case basis.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at .

NOTE: These times are subject to change based on several factors.  The turnaround time does not begin until you provide ALL REQUIRED information, documentation, etc. as requested.

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