I guess the first thing to do is tell DOR that you no longer want the representation that they provide. The might just submit a notice that they are not representing you on the supplemental petition for modification that you will be submitting.
R. Jason de Groot, Esq.,
You can be your own attorney. You'll need to let DOR know that you no longer want representation.
Legal disclaimer: Ms. Braaten's answer to your question does not establish an attorney client relationship, but rather is meant to share knowledge with the general public. For specific advise on your case, you need to consult one on one with an family law attorney.
You need to cancel the contract with the DOR, then you are free to proceed pro se. Best of luck.
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You can always represent yourself pro-se in a family/paternity case. If there is only a child support issue filed and you want to file a family/paternity petition with the court then you can transfer the matter to the family court division and represent yourself pro-se. The family court has self-help forms online that you can print out and fill out. If it is just for child support and you are receiving state assistance then the DOR has an interest in the case and may continue to represent you. However, if you are going to modify the child-support obligation (because there is a change in circumstances) then file a petition for modification of child support and tell the DOR that you wish to represent yourself.
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