Pro Se? There’s a way!
June 18, 2016
Have you ever heard of an AVL (Arkansas Virtual Lawyer)?
Why do it alone when you can have an AVL (Arkansas Virtual Lawyer) assist you along the way? Expensive legal fees do not have to be a barrier to your legal rights. According to the World Justice Project’s latest Rule of Law Index, the U.S. ranks 65th for accessibility and affordability of its civil justice. We are tied with Botswana, Pakistan and Uzebekistan and not far behind Moldova and Nigeria! Those are third world countries people!
With outrageous statistics like that your options for legal services are limited and out of reach for most Americans but that does not have to be the case. For example, let’s consider your traditional divorce options for the following scenario. You and your husband have decided to get a divorce. Your husband has hired an attorney and you have been served. You don’t want to have to go to court and for the most part things are agreeable; however, you do want to make sure you understand your options and protect your rights. Traditionally you have two options:
1) You hire an attorney in a traditional practice, draining your savings and creating an unnecessarily hostile environment between yourself and your spouse.
2) You google “how to get a divorce” and piece together random documents without any guidance as to what documents are needed or whether these documents are even legit. Then you try to figure out how to represent yourself in court, calling the Judge’s chambers desperate for help only to discover that the legal assistant is not allowed to give you legal advice. You go to court and are totally unprepared, potentially losing rights to your children or home!
Fortunately, the legal industry is evolving and there are solutions that don’t have you filing for bankruptcy or preventing you from seeing your children. The solution is Do It Yourself meets attorney on retainer. The solution is limited scope representation.
Let’s revisit this scenario with assistance from Arkansas Virtual Lawyer. You start by setting up a FREE consultation with AVL. AVL evaluates your case and advises you based on your needs. You know up front how much your case will cost and are thrilled to learn that you will only be paying a fraction of the cost you would pay a traditional law firm. An AVL attorney can review or draft your documents and provide advice based on your personal needs and budget. For those tasks that you are responsible for you will receive step by step instructions at no additional costs, helping you to represent yourself informed, prepared, and with money in the bank. AVL is your Splinter, your Mr. Miyagi, your Yoda. Plus you can do this from the convenience of your own home, on your time, and with convenient access to your personal, secure online client portal. From this portal you can pay invoices, send and retrieve documents, message your attorney, and keep up with the status of your case. It’s Pro Se the better way!
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Pro Se– advocating on one’s own behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer.