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Filing Pro Se: Representing Yourself in Family Court

It's highly desirable to have a Phoenix family law attorney for representation with any hearing in family court. However, not all people can afford an attorney and some people may have trouble finding a volunteer lawyer. Sometimes, filing pro se is the only option. 

If you're in this situation, Maricopa County has family court services and resources to help those people who are in need. People representing themselves in family court should check out the Family Lawyers Assistance Project (FLAP) before going to their hearing.

FLAP, which is sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyers Program and and Community Legal Service, offers consultations to people who are going through various family legal issues. The half hour consultations are free for people who meet the eligibility requirements. Otherwise consultations are just $35 for the half hour for people who don't meet the eligibility requirements.

The Phoenix family lawyers that work with FLAP are not able to provide complete document preparation services, but are able provide instructions, advice and can check over forms that have been filled out by clients. Clients can also discuss the possibility of hiring a family law attorney during their consultation appointment.

FLAP's normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. People can schedule an appointment during these hours or people can drop in if there are lawyers available. For questions about the program, contact FLAP's Central Office at (602) 506-7948

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