Support for Self Represented Parties/Litigants

Some individuals for a variety of reasons, choose to navigate the legal system without formally retaining a lawyer.

While deciding important divorce issues on your own may be tempting, we believe that self represented parties can benefit significantly from early legal advice and direction from a family Lawyer.

If you are considering negotiating a settlement without legal advice, you need to know that your final settlement may not be legally binding without legal advice. Most lawyers will only witness an agreement they have reviewed and given advice on. If your goal is an enforceable, binding agreement you can rely on, you need legal advice at least at the point of signing it, classified as Independent Legal Advice (ILA).

How we can help Self Represented Parties/Litigants:

  • A Case Review tailored to your specific circumstances.
  • Document drafting and review (e.g., drafting, Affidavits, Agreements, Statements of Claim, Defence, and all other court documents).
  • Referrals to financial or parenting experts.
  • Legal Case Law Research.
  • Advice about court proceedings.
  • Litigation Processes.

Failing to consider all the issues when it comes to rights and responsibilities like property division, support, finances, or parenting arrangements may cost you in the long run. However, if you hire a lawyer, you can limit a lawyer’s involvement and the cost significantly.

Whether you need direction at the beginning or during your separation process, we can help direct without you having to sign for legal assistance you feel you do not need or cannot afford.

At Wells Family Law, we can help you save time and money by giving you facts, tips, resources, and advice that may save you time and money in the long run.