Written by attorney Molly S. Rosenblum

Things to Consider Before Hiring a Paralegal For Your Divorce or Custody Case

Paralegals, generally, don't necessarily have to have any specialized training or certification to advertise as a “paralegal.” Often, people who call themselves paralegals have never even worked for a law firm. While there are some excellent paralegals, hiring one for a divorce isn't always best.

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If you truly cannot afford an attorney, and feel you must hire a paralegal to help you, find an attorney that will offer you a free consultation first. Obtain direction from the attorney, and once you have gathered the information, take that knowledge and information to your paralegal to assist you in drafting your documentation.

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