Do I need an attorney?
Yes. With the availability of quick answers on the Internet and websites peddling legal documents and advice, many people think they will save time and money by not hiring an attorney. However, it is always in your best interest to hire an attorney when you are involved in a legal matter.

Saving money by not hiring a lawyer now may cost you more than money later on.
If you choose to proceed pro se, you will be held to the same rules of law and standards of conduct as an attorney. The Court does not bend the rules for pro se litigants.

It is your right to represent yourself, however you should not do so without considering the potential consequences.

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1. What types of cases are handled by the Domestic Relations Court?
2. Where is the Court located?
3. Where can I get copies of my court papers?
4. How can I find out my hearing date?
5. I can’t come to court on the assigned hearing date. How do I get a new date?
6. Can I file my own court papers? If so, how?
7. Why can’t I talk to the Judge or Magistrate?
8. What should I do if I moved or plan to move?
9. How do I get a transcript of a hearing?
10. What is mediation?
11. What is service and why is it important?
12. Do I need an attorney?
13. Who should I contact for a referral to an attorney?
14. What if I can't afford an attorney?