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Limited-Scope Family Law Representation

San Jose Limited-Scope Representation Lawyer

Reduce Costs With Limited Family Law Counsel

The Law Office of Patricia M. McKinnie is committed to helping clients achieve their legal goals and objectives in family law matters. Regardless of the extent of our legal services — whether we are representing you through your entire case or we are assisting you on a limited basis through your case — we are concerned with protecting your interests.

Our San Jose attorneys offer limited-scope representation that enables clients to handle some of the legal requirements on their own, while allowing us to handle issues that they are uncomfortable handling. Our limited-scope services can be charged by the hour or by the specific task, depending on the case. Our work is tailored to the needs of each client and may include limited counsel with any of the following:

  • Drafting dissolution documents or documents related to child custody, visitation, and support or spousal support
  • Reviewing marital settlement agreements or other documents
  • Preparing a client to make court appearances
  • Preparing follow-up documents
  • Appearing in court
  • Other limited-basis family law services

San Jose and Cupertino Cohabitation Attorney

Do you want to ensure your cohabitation agreement will adequately preserve your interests? Do you want to have your proposed agreement reviewed before you sign or file it with the court? Our law firm can provide the legal help you need to handle these issues on your own.

Usually, limited-scope services can benefit clients who do not have complex issues or contested issues in their case. Our family law firm provides limited-scope representation in matters pertaining to divorce agreement, marital property division agreements, prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and other family law issues.


Myth: I can reduce costs by representing myself in divorce proceedings or by drafting my prenuptial agreement, cohabitation agreement, or marital settlement agreement myself.

Fact: Yes, you can reduce costs by handling much of the legal work on your own. However, technical errors or poorly represented court appearances can cost you thousands of dollars to fix later. You can still reduce costs, however, by handling some of the legal work and consulting with a lawyer for limited issues, such as filing or responding to legal documents, reviewing your agreement or handling certain court appearances.


Free Consultation: San Jose attorney Patricia M. McKinnie offers a free 30-minute initial consultation to discuss your family law matter and potential limited-scope legal needs. Call (408) 297-2922 or complete our family law case evaluation form

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31 East Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 297-2922
Fax: (408) 287-1098

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