Do I need a lawyer for an AG case? (Christina Davis)
You should always have an attorney with you whenever your considering changing court orders regarding your children. First of all, the Attorney General’s office doesn’t represent you, it might not even be an attorney that you’re meeting with. They’re not going to give you legal advice, they’re not going to explain things to you, and they’re not going to make recommendations for what you should or shouldn’t do in any given scenario. You also have to be careful of other things other than child support being brought up and put into the court order and you weren’t prepared to deal with those things, things like conservatorship or possession and access. Lastly, calculating child support is not necessarily a cut and dry issue. You should have an attorney with you who can calculate child support in a number of different ways and who’s familiar with what your interests are and what you’re looking to accomplish.