Can my friend help me in the process of drawing up my own divorce?
Question Details: My friend has knowledge in the process since she did her own. Is there anything illegal about her helping me in the step by step process since I can not afford an attorney to do it for me?
Yes, it is illegal, because if she advises you in a legal case (the divorce) or about your legal rights, she is rendering legal advice; but only an attorney may offer legal advice. For her to help you with your divorce filing or settlement, etc. would be for her to engage in the unauthorized practice of law, which is illegal.
Rate This Answer: Not Yet Rated
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.
Helping 20 Million Americans a Year for 20 Years. FREE!