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Can I go to a preliminary conference without a lawyer?

Q: My spouse filed for Divorce and PC. Can I go to PC representing myself? If I go with a lawyer, how much would it cost? I heard that lawyer charges for the hours waiting at the courtroom if there is any delay from the original scheduled time. With limited financial resource, I am worried I will end up paying 5 hours for a 30 min PC. Please advise.


A: David's Answer: Yes, you can represent yourself, but it isn't advisable (especially if your spouse is represented). While most lawyers do bill for all their time (and not merely the time spent in the courtroom itself), if your conference is in Westchester then it's very unlikely the lawyer will be there for more than 90-120 minutes. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Divorce attorney for a full assessment.

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