Having a lawyer take carriage of certain parts of your case will alleviate some of the burden of handling your own family law dispute. When you retain a lawyer to perform specified tasks in your case, you will save time by not having to do those tasks yourself. While spending money to save money seems counterintuitive, it is not when you consider the likely alternative—a general retainer. A limited scope retainer undoubtedly saves you money when compared to full legal representation under a general retainer. The amount of time and money you save depends on the nature and complexity of the issues in your specific case.