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The legal system can be confusing, intimidating, and – above all – expensive. For many people, high-priced legal representation is not a realistic option. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Family Court Direct can be an affordable alternative for help with legal services.
Choosing to be Pro Se for your issue? We Can Help
Although having an attorney on your side is preferable, many people have represented themselves in court, this is known as “Pro Se.” Not all people can afford or access an attorney to represent them in their family law matters. This leads many to an alternative route: self-help family law.
If you choose to proceed in family court as pro se, you don’t have to do it entirely alone. There are resources available to help you prepare. At Family Court Direct, we offer self-help resources designed to increase informed access to the legal system, and by facilitating information and legal document preparation to all people who wish to represent themselves in the family court system, we make self help an option for everyone.
Specialized Self-Help for Legal Proceedings in the Family Court System
Individuals can choose self-help for virtually any type of proceeding in the family law system. The complexity of the individual case, rather than the type of case, is the most important factor in determining whether self-help is the right option.
Family Court Direct provides self-help legal services on the following types of legal proceedings:
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Should I Hire a Family Lawyer or Do It Alone?
When you request an evaluation from Family Court Direct, we’ll gather details about your case, and based on your case, you can decide the level of legal assistance it requires. We provide access to a variety of options, including self-help, limited scope, and full representation services, so you can rest assured that you have access to the legal help you need.
No matter which level of assistance you choose, our network has decades of experience, so you don’t have to learn it for the first time.
Tips for Representing Yourself in Court: How to File a Family Case Without a Lawyer
Know the Process and Procedure for Your Case
Cooperation Is Key!
All courts, regardless of the state you live in, prefer that parents or partners work out the details themselves. When the parties cannot come to an agreement, the court will get involved in order to protect the best interests of the child. Prior to taking any action, we encourage you to conscientiously and carefully consider your wants, needs, and requirements. Details are crucial, and oversights can be costly.
Be Organized and On Time
Know What You Are Talking About
Know the Steps in Your Case
Family Court Direct’s family law self-help center can help you with resources that will help you understand the process ahead. This will help ensure you are well-prepared on what to do next in case something arises in the court.
Pro Se Checklist to Succeed in Self-Help Family Law
Follow all the rules as any lawyer would. This will include rules of civil procedure, evidence, and family codes.
Avoid physical and digital contact with the judge or associate judge hearing your case unless the other party and their attorney are present.
Send a copy of every legal pleading you file to the opposing lawyer or the other party if they are pro se.
Give notice of any court order that you will obtain to the opposing party’s attorney or the other pro se litigant.
Pro Se Family Law Pleadings for Individuals Without Lawyers
With our network of experienced and professional legal document specialists, Family Court Direct is committed to excellence and dedicated to quality customer service.