Going to court on your own, without a lawyer, is called representing yourself. There are things you can do to help yourself to prepare and present your case.
Reading the 'Going to Court: Self-represented Parties in Family Law Matters' workbook is a good place to start.
The 'Going to Court' workbook contains information on:
- getting legal advice
- proving your case
- what the hearing process is like
- what happens at the end of the hearing
This workbook was a collaborative effort between the Nova Scotia Judiciary, the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Court Services, and Nova Scotia Legal Aid.