• Consultation. Arrange a discussion over the telephone or by email, for describing a problem and get immediate help, explaining the procedures if the issues go to court, suggesting options, providing a “big-picture” of other possible issues, reviewing legal papers you have received, helping you prepare your own presentation in a court hearing if you are presenting your application to court pro se. I CAN HELP YOU DO YOUR OWN DIVORECE. I CAN HELP PREPARE YOU TO REPRESENT YOURSELF IN COURT.
• Drafting. Get help drafting documents and letters, with suggestions for format and wording.
• Representation. Arrange for the attorney to prepare a case, accompany you to court, argue on your behalf, deal with your opponent.
• Planning. Discuss and have prepared in proper format documents for simple contracts of home repair, wills and living wills.
Examples of services from Mr. Pape:
--you are going to a hearing and representing yourself/Mr. Pape can explain the typical process of courts, from preparing an outline of what you want to present, walking in the front door of the courthouse, discussing settlement, opening your case in front of the judge, anticipating problems like cancellation. You can "rehearse" your presentation, discuss proper dress, get tips on remaining calm.
--you received legal papers or a letter concerning a possible legal matters in the mail or from a service processor and do not know what the papers mean/Mr. Pape can discuss the material with you after getting a copy by secure fascimile transmission, regular mail, or in description from you over the telephone, helping you understand it and put it into perspective of its seriousness and need for your attention.
--you are preparing documents to file or to have signed and are not sure of the format and content/Mr. Pape can offer suggestions or draft documents for you.
--you want to go to court or have to go to court and do not want to go alone/Mr. Pape can go with you and represent your interests in court as your attorney, even if you started the case on your own.
--you are considering hiring a lawyer, do not know how to find one and want suggestions/Mr. Pape can go over with you a client's reasonable expectations from an attorney, questions to ask an attorney you are considering, places to look for possible attorneys.
--you want to do your own research into the law, but do not know where to start/Mr. Pape can explain the basics of legal research and where to find materials in libraries or on the internet.
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