Why you should not hire a paralegal to do an Attorney’s Job!

Posted on : October 19, 2014

little boy worried face teary eyedThe other day a potential client came to see me regarding a judgment entered 9 months ago. She had a “paralegal do the paperwork.” There were too many mistakes to count. The most glaring mistake? There was no parenting plan, no holiday plan, nothing. The parties agreed to “reasonable visitation.” That only works if the parties have a wonderful working relationship post-divorce, which is often upset when either party finds a new “significant other.” Without a parenting schedule, arguments ensue regarding who has the kids this weekend, who has them for Halloween this year, and who has the kids for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is imperative that you set up a parenting plan in the Judgment. You can always agree with other parent to make changes, but without a plan in place, you will likely become one of those cases running in for “ex parte relief” the day before Christmas vacation asking for the Court’s assistance to work out your holiday schedule. The Court is more likely than not, to deny your emergency, and set the matter for a hearing….in January. If you want my help regarding your holiday schedule, don’t wait. Call Attorney Barbara McNamara now, before it’s too late.

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