Can I represent myself in family court in Florida?
Yes, you can. Many people represent themselves in a Family court. However, even though you are not a lawyer, you are still required to know and follow nearly all of the same laws and court rules as an attorney. Understanding the law that applies to your case can help you focus on what it is that you need to prove.
The main way you tell the judge about your side of the story is by preparing and filing written documents. If you are using Self Help Center forms, make sure you provide all of the required information in the correct blanks and check all the appropriate boxes. If you are preparing your own documents, make sure they comply with the court’s rules regarding written submissions. Always make sure your documents are complete, neat, and legible.
However, there are risks in representing yourself in a family court as compared to having an expert lawyer represent you and your case.
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