limited scope representation is not a low cost lawyer, but actually paying a
lawyer for their time on an hourly basis and foregoing the hefty initial retainer.
i'd be paying the same rate as i would to my lawyer with the caveat that
they have limited involvement. the extent of the involvement is agreed to
by the lawyer and client.
it's a fairly new concept for the legal profession. it was instituted, mainly for family
law, because people would represent themselves to avoid the high cost of legal
representation. essentially, it's a way to get your money from you, just not all at once.
as to the speed of the court date, it is unusual but not difficult to make happen.
most of the time it's for an "emergency" need (child's well being, for example), but
i've read the complaint and there is nothing noted that is an emergency to be seen
right away. (NJ wants more child support).
my D14"s well being is not an issue.
thanks for your response.