Can a paralegal handle a contested divorce? It is a contested divorce because my husband has not finished the uncontested divorce. 3 Answers as of April 18, 2017

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Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
A paralegal may not represent?a party in court. A Paralegal may draft documents.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/18/2017
Ronald L. Bornstein, P.A. | Ronald L. Bornstein
Generally, no. Unless you are representing yourself, which is generally not a good idea, only an attorney may appear in court on your behalf or represent you at depositions, mediation, hearings, trial and other court proceedings. Consult an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation and your options.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/18/2017
R. Jason de Groot, P.A
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
A paralegal does not have a license to practice law and cannot give legal advice, they can only fill out forms that have been approved by the Supreme Court, basically, and simply cannot represent people in court. So, no, a paralegal cannot handle a contested divorce.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/18/2017
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