To limit costs for legal services, consumers are turning to limited scope representation. LSR, also known as “unbundling” is the practice of breaking legal representation into distinct tasks as opposed to representing a client from beginning to end of a case. It’s an a la carte approach of buying only the services from a professional that the lay person cannot handle with a do-it-yourself approach. Certain limited scope services are currently permitted and Sterling Law offers
A beautiful morning in Detroit for Lea Ann Sterling after attending the Family Law Council Annual Dinner last night. Today Lea Ann serves on State Bar Of Michigan Representative Assembly as part of the SBM Annual Meeting at COBO Hall. #LeaAnnSterling #familylaw #divorce #childcustody #childsupport #StateBarofMichigan
Family Law Institute Luncheon, 2017! This event brings together more than 600 judges, lawyers, referees, psychologists, CPAs, and more. (Lea Ann Sterling, far left) #familylaw #legalhelp #divorce #childcustody #childsupport
LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION: Legal Services “a la carte” Did you ever want to hire an attorney but couldn’t afford their full services? Starting January 1, 2018, pursuant to new rules adopted by the Michigan Supreme Court, attorneys practicing private civil law (not criminal or commercial matters) are allowed to “unbundle” their services to provide discrete legal services of limited scope rather than traditional full representation. These services are referred to as Limited
Using the internet as a self-help guide to your legal problem is as dangerous as performing surgery on yourself using a YouTube video. The last couple of generations have gotten used to and quite naturally turn to the internet to find answers to their most pressing questions or problems of all kinds. Do-it-yourself has become very easy with online tutorials and instant access to knowledge at our fingertips. Unfortunately, legal problems, just like medical problems, are best r
If the parents are married, the law automatically presumes that the husband is also the father of the child. As such, police agencies consider married parents to each have equal rights to their children. Police agencies will generally not get involved in disputes between married couples regarding which parent should have the child. A police officer will simply say that it is a “civil matter” and to seek a court order.
If the parents are NOT married to each other, Michigan la