At Marie G Michaels & Associates, we know that not everyone can afford the services of a lawyer for all of their legal needs. We understand that is the case with some people, but we can still help by providing essential services rather than full representation. With our help, hopefully, it will enable those individuals to make the best decisions for their future.
If you cannot afford to retain our firm to represent you in your dispute, there are other types of services that would still allow us to help you, such as:
When YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE ARE READY TO DEAL WITH THE PAPERWORK REGARDING YOUR SEPARATION, we offer a two-hour consultation for you and your spouse together. This type of consultation will cover the law as it relates to your specific issues, the different options you have for resolution, and the various related procedures. Of course, we still offer single consultations to individuals who wants legal advice specific to their issues, rather than the issues that might also exist for their spouse.
COURT DOCUMENT PREPARATION:
We can assist with preparation of your Court documents. It is very important that all court documents are prepared properly, so we review those with you to ensure that they are complete and accurately filled out. These would include your application, your financial statement, your affidavit for custody/access, and different briefs you will need to create during the court process for example contempt motion, or a supporting affidavit.
If you’ve never been to court before, we offer Court Coaching. This includes how to dress, the proper way to address various court officials and the role each of them play, what to expect, making arguments appropriately, responding to arguments from the opposing party or lawyer, what are the different court events, and how you can prepare for each of them. The goal of this process is to get you prepped for the experience, and get the best outcome.
VERBAL AGREEMENT OR MEDIATION MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING CONVERSION TO SEPARATION AGREEMENT OR COURT ORDER ON CONSENT:
If you have a verbal agreement in place, we assist in transforming that into one that is documented and can be converted into a court order. This could be on support, child care, or Section 7 expenses. More importantly, this could be done if you are adjusting support or section 7 expenses and need an Amending Agreement or Consent Court Order.
REPRESENTATION AT COURT FOR A SPECIFIC EVENT, SUCH AS A MOTION OR CONFERENCE:
One of our lawyers can attend court with you to represent you (even if we aren’t acting as your full-time lawyer) on those occasions that you feel you should have a lawyer present for assistance.
Don’t see a way? Give us a call and we can discuss your situation and figure out if there is another way in which we may be able to help.