If I live far away (2,000 miles) from two people (an executor and the estate lawyer) I want to sue and their court has no appear by phone option, must I travel to their court for various hearings? Or can I hire a lawyer way over there to represent me? Would doing so hurt my case? Should I go ahead and travel and add travel expenses to the amount I'm suing for? Which method is generally recommended?They are in the south, Arkansas, so I fear the "good ole boy" syndrome will hurt my case even though I used to live there. In other words, the people I would sue have the advantage of being local and I'm not.