TORONTO, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - It's possible to cut the costs of your divorce by representing yourself instead of hiring a lawyer," GTA divorce lawyer Andrew Feldstein says. "It's called being a Self-Represented Litigant. But trying to do this comes with major dangers. Family law is very complicated, and the results of a 'do-it-yourself' mistake in divorce court can follow you forever."
Mr. Feldstein's launched FamilyLawHelp.ca, a very comprehensive free web site that tells people thinking of being self-represented how to proceed at every stage, and warns of areas where problems with self-representation are most likely.
"Comprehensive legal services – by engaging a divorce lawyer -- are best, but if you can't afford that during your separation and divorce, FamilyLawHelp.ca is a very good, second best option. Clients can get educated on the site for free and in total privacy, get started on their family law matter right away, and save money by doing a lot of the work themselves," says Mr. Feldstein.
"FamilyLawHelp.ca explains step-by-step the Canadian separation and divorce process including spousal support, division of property, child support, child access, and child custody," adds Mr. Feldstein.
Judges, however, still hold Self-Represented Litigants to the same standard of work quality and following court processes as they would expect from a lawyer.
"Clients can now purchase only those services they choose—or the services they feel they can afford," adds Mr. Feldstein. For example, clients can get any one of these, or a combination of these written professionally: applications, answers, notices of motion, affidavits, and offers to settle. And the spouse handles the balance, to the best of his or her abilities.
SOURCE: Feldstein Family Law Group
For further information: Andrew Feldstein, Managing Partner, Feldstein Family Law Group Professional Corporation Office, (905) 415-1636, Andrew@feldsteinfamilylaw.com; Jana Schilder, First Principles Communication, Mobile (416) 831-9154, Jana@janaschilder.com