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My 25 year old son had a child out of wedlock with a 23 year old woman he no longer has any relationship except regarding their daughter. He is going to family court to obtain joint legal and physical custody this week. He does not want any legal representation to assist at the court hearing because he is on good terms with the mother and they are in agreement with the custody. I am concerned as the grandparent that he does not have an attorney to advise him.
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Family Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Yes, you are correct that it is advisible to have the representation of an attorney.

You can advise your son that is is quite possible that his ex has or will retain an attorney for herself, even though she has told him otherwise.

Do you have a specific legal question that I can help you with in relation to your son's case?

If he changes his mind and decides he would in fact like the help of a lawyer, he can always contact the state Bar for a referal to a reputable attorney in his area.

What state are you located in? I'd be happy to provide you with the phone number in case he changes his mind.

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