Full Service Representation
In a Full Service Representation relationship, Tavis and Bunyard attorneys become “Attorney of Record” for purposes of your Family Law case. In essence, we are your legal representative. This means that the Court and your spouse’s counsel recognize Tavis and Bunyard as your attorney and all correspondence, pleadings, filings, etc., are sent to Tavis and Bunyard on your behalf. When you are represented in this capacity your spouse’s counsel may not contact you for any reason. Attorneys must communicate with each other directly to discuss the case.
In this relationship, Tavis and Bunyard attorneys prepare and execute a case plan to achieve the goals decided between the attorney and client. The attorney completes all calendaring, filing of papers, meeting of deadlines, and makes any and all required court appearances, most of which the client will also need to attend. In court, the attorney will do the speaking and advocate on the client’s behalf, unless the client is required to give testimony under oath. In this scenario, the attorney meets with the client prior to giving such testimony to prepare the client to be calm, confident, and most importantly, truthful.
When the case resolves or there is otherwise required a termination of the attorney-client relationship, a form must be submitted to the court and served on interested parties memorializing that Tavis and Bunyard is no longer “attorney of record”.