By: Laura Ayala, Paralegal
Attorney fees and retainers can be an overwhelming thought as well as an expense that no one is thrilled to incur. Some folks opt to proceed “pro se” or act as their own legal counsel for divorces and other types of matters. Is this a good idea? To answer that question I must first share with you that I have been a paralegal for Attorney Christopher Henry for 12+ years and I have rolled up my sleeves and participated in many family law cases in Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Rock and Green Counties to name a few. My observations and experiences lead me to believe that the cost of having a knowledgeable attorney and supporting staff outweighs the possibility of risky outcomes of navigating the legal system alone. Like an insurance policy, sound legal representation can protect you and guide you toward a favorable outcome that you may not have been able to obtain if you were “pro se.” Does that mean that you must purchase a million dollar policy to have good legal representation? No. Henry Family Law Offices understands that we work for the client and we respect and want our clients’ full participation in their legal matters. If you already have a legal situation and you have been pro se with a bad result, not all is lost. Give us a call to discuss possible solutions and let us help you get on a more secure path.