When you decide to represent yourself, you take on the full responsibility for your case. You need to handle legal questions as well as deadlines, documents, evidence, witnesses, and any other issues that may come up.
You have a right to the assistance of an attorney, and you should consult with him or her if you have any questions regarding your rights or how you should proceed. The Court may continue a scheduled hearing to provide you time to find an attorney if your request is made prior to the hearing date.
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