At Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. we offer a wide range of legal services for family law and estate planning matters. We understand that each individual has unique needs and offer a variety of services to meet your needs.
While most clients need, and want, traditional legal representation, others are seeking limited or unbundled services. Still other individuals are only looking for education on the legal process or a consultation on their situation. Whatever your needs, we are here to provide a helping hand.
We can help you in the following ways:
From handouts and books to seminars and personal education sessions, we provide education on the law and process. At Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. we firmly believe that knowledge is power. We are committed to providing education and information to our clients and to the community at large.
The hallmark of our three-step consultation process is our Personal Strategy Session, an individualized education session providing information on the law, legal process, and available options. Clients benefit from an ongoing emphasis on education throughout our relationship.
Jennifer frequently writes and speaks on topics related to estate planning, family law, and domestic violence awareness. Many of her written materials are available through our website. Please contact us if you are interested in having Jennifer speak to your group. We also maintain a Resource Directory on our website with links to a variety of outside resources and organizations.
At Lewis Kannegieter Law, Ltd. we have a three-step consultation process that provides detailed information on our services and a personal education on your situation. This process allows us to provide you with information and resources to guide you through the process while assessing whether our firm is an appropriate fit for your needs.
The first step is the initial inquiry, typically done through e-mail with our website contact form or by phone. We will gather basic information from you to determine whether your case is a type our firm handles and whether or not any conflict exists.
The second step is a free 20-minute phone consultation with attorney Jennifer R. Lewis Kannegieter. This consultation serves as a “triage” of your situation, allowing us to identify the immediate issues you may be facing and to give you an opportunity to ask questions about our experience and services.
The third and final step is our first in-person meeting, the Personal Strategy Session. The Personal Strategy Session is an in-depth consultation where we will discuss the specifics of your situation; provide education on the law, the process, and your options; and evaluate your short-term and long-term goals. By the end of your Personal Strategy Session, we will be able to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your case and how we will proceed. There is a fee for the Personal Strategy Session which will be paid at the beginning of your session. A Personal Strategy Session typically lasts one to two hours.
For many of our clients, we provide full or traditional representation, the most common form of legal services. This means we are involved in every aspect of your case – providing our guidance and advice, drafting documents, corresponding with the other side, and attending court hearings. Most estate planning matters and uncontested divorces are handled on a flat fee basis. Contested family law matters are handled on an hourly fee basis with a replenishing retainer paid in advance.
When you need some legal assistance but don’t want traditional representation, unbundled services can provide you with the legal help you need on a limited basis. With unbundled legal service clients hire an attorney for a specific or limited purpose instead of retaining the attorney’s services for full-representation. The client is able to get legal advice and coaching on a particular matter while representing himself (pro se) on the case.
For clients looking for a little assistance, but who do not want or need full representation, we offer a variety of unbundled, or limited scope, services through our Virtual Law Firm available at www.YourMinnesotaFamilyLawyer.com.
If you ready to proceed, please Request Information on our services or Schedule an Appointment with Jennifer.