Cumming, GA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia

Q: How can I fight for my children without a lawyer?

I have talked to a lawyer, they told me that I could represent myself in court, but they didnt go into full detail on how to do it. And so I went to the court house to file a petition with the judge, and when I went up there they told me they couldnt really tell me anything because of it being judicial.

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Ellaretha Coleman
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Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There is no short how to pursue a custody action that any lawyer can give you. Unfortunately, the only way to have a lawyer walk you step by step through the process is by retaining them to represent you.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Patrick L. Meriwether
Patrick L. Meriwether
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Woodstock, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Representing yourself in Court is possible. The Court cannot give you legal advice, however. What you should consider is having a lawyer coach. You just meet with him or her on an as-needed basis. To get an idea of what this might look like, listen to our podcast, Episode 109 - How to Get Legal Help without Hiring a Lawyer. You can find it in most podcast directories by searching for Divorce Team Radio (the show covers more than just divorce). If you cannot even afford to have consultations with a lawyer, check with Legal Aid. Sometimes they can help if you qualify. You can also call the State Bar of Georgia to ask for their pro-bono referral list.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You could take care of this yourself, but it's an in-depth process. I doubt any lawyer is going to give you step-by-step direction on how to do it. But you could look into seeing if there are books or websites that offer the information. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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