Unbundling Legal Services: A Guide for Non-Legal Professionals

Unbundling Legal Services: A Guide for Non-Legal Professionals

Today’s family law system requires its participants to navigate a variety of court and dispute resolution processes and to understand complex legal issues. Yet, due to a number of economic and social forces, there are an increasing number of self-represented litigants who lack the legal training of attorneys, including the knowledge and information necessary to effectively navigate legal processes related to separation and divorce. Self-represented litigants attempt to exercise their rights within the system, but often have little to no idea of how to go about it.

This guide was compiled by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), in coordination with IAALS, and is designed to give non-legal professionals information about the benefits of unbundled legal services and alternative processes that families can take.

More about this helpful guide is available here.

Authored By 
Clinical Professor of Law & Associate Director, Civitas ChildLaw Clinic
Executive Director, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Publication Series 
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