Family Law and Divorce Legal Advice in Oakville

Family law limited scope services, or unbundled legal services, provide an option for accessing legal services for self-represented individuals without committing to full representation by a lawyer.  Under an unbundled service agreement (also called a limited scope retainer), a lawyer provides services for part, but not all, of a client’s legal matter, depending on the client’s needs and budget.

At Tenk Tatum LLP, we offer custom client-focused services. Whether you are looking for information and advice before a major life event or change, wanting a contract drafted, or help with a single motion or step in your litigation, we offer a wide range of options to suit your individualized needs and budget.

If you would like to book a private initial consultation to discuss limited scope or unbundled legal services, please contact us today.

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Family Law and Divorce Legal Advice

Family law is unlike other areas of law because parties involved in family law and divorce cases often have a continuing and ongoing relationship with one another, especially if there are children involved.  The lawyers at Tenk Tatum LLP endeavor to maintain civility and constructive dialogue in the legal process and preserve family relationships wherever possible.

Whether you are trying to solve your dispute through a negotiated agreement or whether you need to go to court, it is important to understand what your rights and responsibilities are under the law.  An initial consultation is the starting point in the process.

During an initial consultation, the lawyers at Tenk Tatum LLP will gather information from you about your case, explain the law, answer your specific questions, and tell you what your options are based on your unique situation.

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Family Law Coaching

Family law coaching provides you with an opportunity to receive guidance and advice from an experienced family law lawyer to help you organize and present your case on your own as a self-represented party. Our legal coaching services are aimed at providing you with practical advice for resolving your matter, building and enhancing your own skills and abilities, and giving you the confidence to present your matter as convincingly as you can.

Family Law coaching can help you:

  • Improve your ability to represent yourself
  • Use your skills to present your case in court or mediation
  • Understand your goals and legal options more clearly
  • Choose the best available legal arguments
  • Learn the tips experienced lawyers use

In Family Law coaching sessions, we will gather from you the relevant information about your case, review any necessary documents, and ask you about your concerns about presenting your case. We will provide you with personalized coaching and advice to increase your skills and confidence.

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What Can I Expect From Unbundled Legal Services?

While traditional legal services and full representation involve hiring lawyers to handle every aspect of your case, unbundling legal services allows you to essentially contract out certain services to a lawyer, who will work on some aspects of your case only.

Examples of unbundled services in family law and divorce cases include:

  • Drafting services to prepare pleadings, such as court applications, responses, affidavits and notices of motion
  • Consultations and advice on specific legal issues
  • Preparing you for examinations, mediation, settlements, or trial
  • Offering legal opinions
  • Providing legal research relevant to your case, or reviewing case law from another party

When facing family law proceedings, it is beneficial to get as much legal advice and assistance as you possibly can.  Unbundling legal services allows clients to get help with the issues and steps in their case that they find particularly difficult. Unbundled legal services allow individuals better access to legal services they may not have been able to access otherwise.