Q: Looking for a lawyer or somebody that can just help me do response to a petition to modify it order judgment or decree
Most attorneys are reticent to simply "help" someone prepare a "Response to Petition."
Why? Several reasons:
1. He will do much more work in helping you, then you feel like paying him for;
2. You will feel comfortable calling him several times, taking up his time for no compensation, remember, the only thing a lawyer has is knowledge and time; both of these have to be compensated, or he feels cheated; and
3. If you take the Response to Petition, and somewhere, along the line, things don't go your way, you will be looking for someone to blame. The only person you will blame, other than your ex, will be the only, other person who had ANYTHING to do with your presentation of your Response and trial, and that was the attorney, who tried to help you, but you did not feel you could hire him because you didn't have the money, or felt like you were well-prepared and just needed a "little help" and then you could do it yourself.
I know I would NEVER do what you're asking. If a patron hires me, they get MY knowledge, MY experience, MY smarts, and I stand by what I do. However, this seems like asking a lot for very little, to me. Sorry.
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