What is the name of your state (Florida)?
A lawsuit regarding the custody of my 4 month old son has been filed against me I was 'served' a few days ago so I do not have long left to respond. Basically the father wants rotating timeshare of every other week, I do not feel this is in my childs best interest. Also he wants to pay less child support than florida law. I have been to see a lawyer but I cannot afford the retainer fee and I just want some advice about representing myself in court or any other option. I make too much for legal aid but as i'm a single mother not receiving any child support or government assistance theres no way i can afford a lawyer. also the childs father and I have not been in a relationship since I found out about the pregnancy. I believe he's doing this to get out of paying.
Can I respond to the paperwork I received from the lawyer myself? Can I represent myself through all of this? If so how??