Not a lot of attorneys will agree to do it, because you can't really give good advice that way. But it's not unheard of. You could always pay for a consultation and get an analysis of your case, but then not retain the attorney. Although after speaking with the attorney, you might decide it was better not to go the pro se route.
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This is actually a growing area. It saves litigants a great deal of money. I provide pro se counsel, strategic planning and a la carte services. In a family law case $5000 is the usual minimum retainer. I saved my client about $3000 by providing an initial consultation, review of orders, and document drafting. It is a good, cost effective way to get an expert evaluation of your case. Part of that evaluation is determining whether the matter is one that you can pursue pro se. There are many matters that non-lawyers should not pursue on their own.
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You CAN find attorneys to do some general consultation--but they tread on thin ice because there is a tipping point at which they have taken on your case by default (in the eyes of the law) and that triggers a host of ethical and professional requirements that could put the lawyer in jeopardy if the client decided to claim he/she was mislead--a malpractice suit. As a result, many will give only generic advice--much like on this website--and charge you for same.
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In Florida, if an attorney assists a pro se litigant in the drafting of pleadings, the pleadings should indicated that they were prepared with the assistance of counsel.
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