What are “Unbundled Services?”

Unbundled Services

Traditionally, clients usually hire an attorney to fully represent his or her case from beginning to end. This means that the attorney handles all aspects of the client’s case, from communicating with the Court and the opposing side, to preparing pleadings, and appearing in Court for hearings and other matters. The Court looks to the attorney from a procedural standpoint, to comply with all of the rules (to include ethics) and laws that are applicable in our State, and to represent and speak on behalf of the client throughout the process.

unbundled services

Unbundled services differ from traditional services in that the attorney is not representing the client. Instead, the attorney offers services on a piece by piece basis, which is referred to as “unbundled.” This is similar to ordering “a la carte” from a menu. These services could include simply advising a party on the law, or assisting in the writing or responding to of pleadings, or attending mediation, or assisting the party in preparing for a hearing. It could also include entering a limited appearance to represent a party at a hearing itself. The greatest advantage in utilizing unbundled services is the cost. The attorney is only assisting or performing a task or a series of tasks without entering his or her appearance for the entire case, which can reduce the overall cost.


This approach is opening up new ways of obtaining legal help at a potentially reduced cost.  However, this also means that the party is shouldering more of the burden, both in terms of time taken and risk: the party is responsible for everything except what the attorney has contracted to do.  All the details for services should be spelled out in the contract with the attorney.

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Our Services

  • Child Support (Establishment and Enforcement)
  • Contempt of Orders
  • Custody & Parenting Time
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Same Sex Marriages
  • Divorce/Legal Separation
  • Division of Property
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Grandparents’ Rights/Third Party Rights
  • Garnishments
  • Mediation
  • Modifications & Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Post Divorce Enforcements and Modifications
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Relocation Cases
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Unbundled Services

AREAS OF FAMILY LAW EXPERTISE

  • Child Support (Establishment and Enforcement)
  • Contempt of Orders
  • Custody & Parenting Time
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Same Sex Marriages
  • Divorce/Legal Separation
  • Division of Property
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Grandparents’ Rights/Third Party Rights
  • Garnishments
  • Mediation
  • Modifications & Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Post Divorce Enforcements and Modifications
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Relocation Cases
  • Restraining Orders
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Unbundled Services

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Ms Kirk was my attorney in a very high conflict and emotional divorce case. She and her staff gave nothing but outstanding, honest legal advice and were in my opinion among the highest standard of professional representation. She had the best interested of my children and our future in her view at all times and I am absolutely grateful for her professionalism, the time that she invested in ensuring that my case was well thought out and defended and the compassion she showed for my family during one of the most difficult times of my life. I highly recommend her for anyone that is considering such a difficult decision.

~ Nicole Smith

Sylvia has been my acting attorney representing my ugly divorce since 2007. She is very honest and up front with everything she does. Throughout this divorce she has won many issues on my behalf; as well as, two other separate issues we had to go to court on because of this ugly divorce! Sylvia won them too! :-) If your looking for a hard working, honest, and very up front attorney; Sylvia will roll up her sleeves for you, and her hard working staff will get the job done for you!

~ Gary S Robison

Sylvia was the 3rd attorney I interviewed to help me navigate though a sticky divorce, and I knew within the first 5 minutes of that interview that she was the one who could do the best job while looking out for my best interests. She is a no-nonsense, straight shooter who is honest, factual and a wealth of knowledge. Along with her paralegal Andrea, they are both prompt with relaying information and communication. Because of my exception experience with Sylvia, I have recommended her to others who were let down by their current legal team. She does not disappoint!

~ Tiff J.
Littleton, CO

LAW OFFICE OF SYLVIA V. KIRK