Attorney Christine Barrett 

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DISCOVERY ASSISTANCE

Discovery is a very important process for contested cases.  If Discovery is done correctly, it can provide important  INFORMATION, much needed PROOF, CONFESSIONS, and TESTIMONY that may be introduced at the trial.   

Information obtained in Discovery can show you the significant strengths and hidden weaknesses of your case.

Sending a discovery request is optional - Answering a discovery request is MANDATORY!


"Interrogatories" are usually written questions that are answered in writing and under oath.  See more about Discovery Interrogatories on our Document Preparation page.  We can assist you by drafting INVESTIGATIVE , EFFECTIVE  and PROBING questions and request for important documents SPECIFIC to your case.  


"Depositions" are usually verbal questions asked and answered under oath, in person, held at an Attorney's office and recorded typically by a court reporter and/or on video.  


We can help you PREPARE for a deposition. For some geographical areas, we may be able to attend the Deposition with you.

document preparation services

See our dedicated Document Preparation page on this website for available services.  

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RUSH SERVICE

In a hurry to start your case or need your court documents quickly?

Is your deadline approaching?

Facing a Default Judgment?

Our Rush Service may be your best option and only choice.

   Time is running out, DON'T WAIT!

 Contact our office TODAY.

DELAY MAY LIMIT or DESTROY YOUR OPTIONS!

LEGAL COACHING

The anatomy of a contested  case can be confusing.  Let us help you with the procedures and/or the preparation of your case for Motions, Hearings or Trial.  Gain the confidence needed to succeed with your divorce or other family law case.


Knowledge is Power and fee estimates are FREE!

LEGAL OPINION

If you've been given legal documents to sign such as a Marital Dissolution Agreement,  Settlement AgreementParenting Plan, Agreed Order, binding Contracts, etc. consider getting a professional legal opinion BEFORE you sign the documents. 



CASE REVIEW

Our Limited Scope Legal Service is for Civil Circuit and Chancery Court cases involving Divorce or other Family Law matter filed in Tennessee.  If your case has a court case number, is open, re-opened, or needs to be modified, we can provide a comprehensive review of the entire court record. This initial review is a necessary first step in understanding your situation and legal position. We can  provide options, strategies and a list of the necessary court documents recommended for your case.  Fee estimates are always FREE.

Contact us for AFFORDABLE, PERSONAL and ONLINE ASSISTANCE

 Explaining our limited scope legal SERVICES

Attorney Christine Barrett is available to assist the self-represented party with a small part or portion of their Tennessee Family Law case.  The client decides how much help they need and only pays for that legal service.  Our Limited Scope Legal Services Retainer outlines the extent of legal services our attorney will provide.  In short, the agreement spells out what very specific legal services will be provided for a specific case or purpose. It is usually for a determined time frame and at a smaller fee than full representation. By breaking up your case into sections, it allows payment plans that may not otherwise be available with full representation. Through the use of our Limited Scope Legal Services, it is a way for you to obtain professional legal assistance from a licensed attorney when you don't need, want or don't have enough money for full legal representation for your divorce or other family law case.  It's a less expensive option than hiring a lawyer for the entire case.  

MEDIATION

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution option that parties may find useful in resolving their differences.  The mediation session is conducted by a mediator who acts as an unbiased facilitator to help the parties find common ground and possibly reach an amicable solution to their problems.  The mediator is not a judge and does not have the power to make either party enter into an agreement. Mediation is a voluntary process and often times used to assist divorcing couples resolve issues that have not been previously agreed upon.  A Judge may order Mediation in a number of contested matters.  Typically, the divorcing parties must attend Mediation before the contested case can proceed to trial.


If you already have a mediation session scheduled and need assistance, contact us and we can explain the benefits we offer with our limited scope legal service.


Things to remember about Mediation:

  • Generally both spouses or parties must agree on the day and time of the mediation session and on the mediator with the exception of Court Ordered Mediation.
  • Expect the mediation session to last 3 or more hours, depending upon the issues to be resolved.
  • Don't forget to take your supporting documents such as pay stub, real property appraisal, 401K statement to the mediation session.
  • Mediation is not about blame.  To effectively have a mediation session, leave fault aside.
  • You have the right to terminate the mediation at any time, as does the mediator and the other party.
  • Plan to participate.  Speak up for yourself.  Do not be an observer.
  • The mediator is not your attorney and is not permitted to give legal advice.
  • If you need assistance in your mediation session,  whether to  get advice before agreeing to anything during mediation or an attorney to go with you to mediation, contact us. 




PAYMENT OPTIONS

Most of our limited scope legal services qualify for our  Payment Plan withlow down payment and NO credit check! 


We accept payment by  Cashier's Check,   Money Order  or   PAYPAL.

  • You may pay with a credit card ordebit card that is set up through your secure and FREE PayPal account.
  • For our clients' protection and privacy, we do NOT request your credit card or bank account information.  

  • Your account information is SAFE and NEVER SHARED WITH US.

Our Limited Scope Legal Services are available online through email and also via telephone and mail. 


With our virtual law office, there is no need to take time out of your busy schedule to make an appointment.  Simply email us your questions and information to get started using our Limited Scope Legal Services today.

 

LIMITED SCOPE LEGAL SERVICES

Change the things you cannot accept

 

 

We understand that it is difficult to anticipate the need for a lawyer or the expense  associated with full representation.  That doesn't mean your case should suffer.  Attorney Christine Barrett offers limited scope legal services. The client decides what specific and limited services they need and want to use.  Whether you need to utilize our online legal services to review your  divorce papers before you sign them or you need us to prepare your legal documents from start to finish, you can be confident that your case will be handled professionally.

 

Types of Limited Scope Legal Services Offered:

  • DOCUMENT PREPARATION
  • REVIEW CIVIL CIRCUIT OR CHANCERY COURT CASE
  • MEDIATION  SUPPORT AND ATTENDANCE*
  • LEGAL OPINIONS AND RESEARCH
  • DISCOVERY ASSISTANCE
  • LEGAL COACH

*Availability and limited geographical areas apply.


Our Limited Scope Legal Representation is typically for:

  • The self-representing ("Pro Se" or "unrepresented")  party in a Divorce or Family Law case filed in any Tennessee Civil Circuit or Chancery Court
  • The person that has reached an agreement with their spouse but needs help drafting the proper divorce documents
  • Adding real estate, retirement and a business interest to their agreement
  • Providing assistance with the Tennessee Child Support Worksheet and Child Support Calculator
  • Someone on a limited budget
  • An unrepresented plaintiff or defendant stuck in the middle of their divorce or family law case and unsure of what to do next
  • Assistance with divorce forms or other legal documents
  • Guidance before or during Mediation
  • The person who has been served with legal documents in a Tennessee civil court case and doesn't know what to do
  • The husband or wife who wants to start a contested divorce BEFORE their spouse does
  • A Tennessee resident who needs help getting a divorce but doesn't know where their spouse is 
  • A husband or wife who is confident their spouse will not contest the divorce and needs help with the paperwork
  • Someone who has been served with papers and needs to file an answer, response or defenses BEFORE time runs out
  • A party needing a professional legal opinion BEFORE signing legal documents
  • Help with Interrogatories, Depositions, Other Discovery Requests and Exhibits
  • Starting a civil case involving DIVORCE, CHILD SUPPORT, CUSTODY, PATERNITY, or OTHER FAMILY LAW MATTER.
Affordable legal services

Attorney Christine Barrett