Representing Yourself? – Proceed with Caution

undefinedBy Keith E. Kendall, Esq.

Most county court web sites now have "Self-Help" pages, designed to give parties - particularly in family law matters - the tools to (try to) litigate a case without the assistance of any attorney. Caution in proceeding in this manner is urged. Despite not being trained in the law, you will be treated by the Courts as if you ARE legally trained, and are familiar with the multitude of laws, rules and/or regulations likely to be involved in even the most "simple" legal matter. Also, the laws have become progressively more abundant and complex - both state and federal - such that even the most seemingly complex legal matter is likely to be or become an extreme challenge for those not trained in the law (known as "laymen"). It is an unfortunate truth that legal matters - particularly involving legal representation - can be very expensive. However, the cost of legal representation is almost always outweighed by the peace of mind that comes with having an experienced attorney who "has your back;" and who will guide you through the complex web of lies involved in virtually any legal matter, while advocating on your behalf. Remember, financing your legal matter by retaining an attorney will not only be an important investment in your future, but will give you the peace of mind to know that you are not going to be alone in your dispute with someone. An investment in the legal services of ScaringiLaw will almost surely pay dividends for many years to come.


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