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Hunter Metcalf
As is true in many jurisdictions, Arizona courts are finding that self-represented parties are heavily concentrated in family law matters, like divorce, child support, and custody. With little or no legal experience, litigants are navigating these complex processes by themselves—with many citing lawyer costs as...
Hunter Metcalf
Last month, MSN released a ranking of the best and worst states (including D.C.) for getting a low-cost divorce , based on a survey conducted by GOBankingRates. The ranking takes into account factors like court filing fees, average hourly attorney fees, and waiting periods. With the average cost of divorce nationwide...
Hunter Metcalf
Are the days of retainers and hourly rate billing for legal services over? Probably not, but Avvo, Inc., may be leading the industry in this direction with a new, fixed-fee billing model. Through Avvo Legal Services (ALS), users are connected with a pool of local attorneys who agree to provide limited scope...
Zachary Willis
Hunter Metcalf
In January, Law Week Colorado covered Denver’s new Center for Out-of-Court Divorce . The Center, based on IAALS’ recommended model for child- and family-centric divorce and separation services, grew out of our pilot project at the University of Denver, known as the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families...
Hunter Metcalf
Likened to an emergency tool kit for divorce, DivorceForce.com is one of many online divorce support groups that have been appearing in recent years. Wendy Paris, author of Splitopia , recently interviewed a co-founder of the organization, who spoke about the power created “when people going through like experiences...
Natalie Anne Knowlton
The Utah Supreme Court has approved the development of a new program to help litigants navigate the court system . A Supreme Court Task Force established to examine the issue recommended that Limited Paralegal Practitioners (LPPs) be authorized to assist clients with filling out legal forms and preparing settlements,...

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