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|Traditional Full Representation||Do-It-Yourself Assistance|
|We take care of all aspects of your divorce and make your experience as stress-free as possible.||No retainer required. We help you with strategy and document preparation whenever you need it.|
|Long Okura (the firm) enters an appearance on your case.||You are your own representative. Long Okura does not enter an appearance.|
|You pay a retainer and replenish the retainer as you go along.||You pre-pay for individual appointments or purchase a block of time for phone calls and emails.|
|Legal advice can only be provided to you. The firm cannot provide any legal advice to any opposing party in your case.||Same.|
|You work directly with an attorney to develop a case strategy and plan.||Same.|
|All paperwork is prepared by the firm and reviewed by you to assure accuracy of facts. The firm files everything with the court.||You prepare your own paperwork, but the firm can help you write your documents by meeting with an attorney in person, or by email or phone. You file your own paperwork with the court.|
|The firm represents you at all court proceedings.||You represent yourself at court proceedings, but the firm can help you prepare arguments, understand the process, and make sure you have the paperwork you need.|
|The firm works with you to prioritize and gather facts and evidence using subpoenas, interrogatories, depositions, requests for production of documents, admissions, and other “discovery” procedures.||You gather your own facts and evidence for your case, but the firm can help you figure out what you need, where to get it, what process is most likely to be productive, and how to use the evidence you have.|
|The firm receives and responds to all letters, court filings, other documents, and phone calls from opposing counsel and the court.||You receive and respond to all letters, court filings, other documents, and phone calls from opposing counsel and the court.|
|The firm represents you for negotiations and usually your attorney attends mediation with you.||You negotiate your own settlement, but the firm can assist you in analyzing a settlement offer that either you or the other side proposes. The firm can be hired to come to mediation with you.|
|The firm tracks all deadlines and makes sure that rules of procedure are followed by all parties, asking for relief if the other side violates an order or a rule of procedure.||You must track your case deadlines and you must make sure rules of procedure are followed, but the firm can help you know the rules, how to follow them, and how to enforce them.|
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