I am a mom that lives in Oregon. I was awarded full custody of my daughter in 2011 with her father having some parenting time. I won't go into all of the issues that we have gone through in that amount of time, I will just say that they have led to me now wanting to file to modify our agreement to very little time with more restrictions.
I represented myself the first time around however I was nowhere near prepared enough as far as the legal aspect of it all. I was highly prepared with information however really didn't know how the proceedings would go or how to present my case. I'm looking for people to possibly help me out!! Anyone who has gone through representing yourself who can give me tips!! Preferably in Oregon as some things may vary state to state however any advice at all would be great!
If anyone knows of any online resources or other rescources that could be helpful please let me know!! I have a lot of questions I need answers for and I don't know how to find the information!
Off the top of my head some things I am wanting to know right now:
- Do you have the right to have someone co represent you that is not a lawyer?
- Is there anyway to subpoena arrest records without the use of a lawyer? (the city that I live in will not release records to me, I was told I could only see records that I myself am included in)
- What is the correct way in which to object to a witness?
- What is the correct procedure for submitting evidence?
That is all I can think of right now that I am needing to know, I know there will be plenty of questions along the way!!