Why Do I Need An Attorney?
Going to family court without an attorney? You might want to reconsider. Court appearances are complicated and can be very daunting, particularly if the other side has an attorney. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of because the other side is more prepared, speaks well in public or has legal representation. Consider hiring an attorney to make a single, one-time court appearance for you, to deal with either one or all of the issues in front of the court on that particular date.
But I Can’t Afford An Attorney
You’d be surprised. While attorney fees can sometimes be quite high, a one-time attorney court appearance in family court is considerably less expensive than hiring an attorney for full representation throughout the entire case. We can provide you with an attorney at your court hearing who will do everything necessary to effectively represent you, and we even can do this for you on a flat-fee basis once we agree on the scope of work, or charge our regular hourly rates. Considering the long-term financial consequences and the potential family hardships that can be imposed by the family court’s decision, this may be a relatively small price to pay and you may find that you cannot afford to be without an attorney.
If you don’t have the budget for a limited scope attorney court appearance, we may be able to provide you with some court coaching and/or draft a legal brief for a lower cost. Contact us or call (925) 465-2500 or (707) 398-6008 to discuss your options or to schedule an initial consultation at Sparks Family Law, Inc. with attorney Gary D. Sparks.