can the court make me appear without a lawyer? there is a child involved with our divorce and i dont have money for a lawyer.

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can the court make me appear without a lawyer? there is a child involved with our divorce and i dont have money for a lawyer.

i do not have funds for a lawyer and i got my divorced for one week. the judge said not having a lawyer was not going to be a reason to continue my case any further.

Asked on May 13, 2009 under Family Law, Oregon

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Here is a list of contacts in local Oregon courts to help you since you do not have an attorney:  http://www.ojd.state.or.us/osca/cpsd/courtimprovement/familylaw/documents/FACILITATORSListRev04-27-09.pdf.

If you can't access the website, call your divorce court and ask to speak with a "Family Law Coordinator", a "Domestic Relations Clerk", or a "Family Court Specialist."


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