Representing yourself? Check out these tips first.
If you are Self-Represented Litigant [SRL] you may still require legal advice and help with documents. “Evidence” is anything presented in support of an assertion (Wikipedia).
For example, did you know affidavits must be drafted in accordance with the rules of evidence? There is a difference between evidence and telling your story. There is a difference between what you think is unfair – and evidence. And if you do not draft the affidavit correctly, you risk some of what you have included in your affidavit to be considered irrelevant.
Even if you are representing yourself at the Family Court, we can provide you with assistance regarding your Application e.g. Affidavits, Applications, Financial Statements etc. We can check that the documents that you have drafted are completed correctly, we can explain forms to you, we can help you to understand the process and how things might proceed within the court room so that you can run your case with an understanding of the basic procedure expected from you.
We do not have to be there on the day with you. You can still represent yourself in court, however, you will be able to do so with the knowledge that you have your forms filled correctly.
Did you know that the applicant speaks first in a court case?
If you are considering SRL, speak to us. We offer the first 30 minutes of consultation free. We’ll help you identify where you may need help so that you may present your case as best you can.