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Old 05-24-2017, 02:06 PM
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I am a paralegal (Corporate Law Clerk - same qualifications as a paralegal, just I work under a lawyers insurance, not my own - and corporate is another restricted paralegal field), and I wouldn't use a paralegal to represent me in family court. I would either do it myself, or hire a lawyer. The stakes are too high, and if I screw up I have no one to blame but me.

The best way to minimize costs in family law is to mandate alternative dispute resolution first. Create a off-shoot of court where family law cases are streamlined and where the participants must first go through mediation. And the mediators notes be open for use in court if necessary.

Not that I appreciate Orleanslawyers comment about paralegals/monkeys, I do agree that they are not the solution. At least not where children are involved.
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