The editorial today by Bloomberg, “For an Easy, Affordable, Lawyer-Free Divorce, Check ‘Yes,'”, captures much of the issue well. It describes a “profound shift in the way Americans in all 50 states exit marriage.”
Those who are most frightened by this shift probably should be. When your target market rejects your business model, it is time to adapt or perish.
Limited Scope Representation is one way lawyers are adapting. Most simply add these services to their normal practices; some go “all in” and set up high-volume, low-involvement, pay-as-you-go client services business operations. Either way, it keeps them from going out of business.
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