By now, I had prepared two emergency motions, filed one, and had it dismissed. I had faced a foreclosure that was postponed within 24 hours of the scheduled date. And I also had a modification file open with Bank of America, with a foreclosure scheduled to occur in less than 30 days.
For the last week or two, I had been preparing my formal complaint. And while I had found many causes of action, I was concerned that it might be dismissed again if I didn’t follow all of the court specific rules and procedures.
I decided to get some help.
I interviewed a couple of attorneys who had had some success in the courts (as evident in the open records in Cobb County), and I placed an ad for legal help in eLance. I was hoping to find a local attorney who offered “unbundled services (where they help you prepare for your own case)” or a para-legal who could help me do the necessary research.
The local attorneys I called were open to representing me, but most wanted at least $5,000 to get started, and most did not offer unbundled services.
The eLance responses were better. Not only did I find local attorneys who offered unbundled services, I also found experienced para-legals (both in and out of Georgia), as well as foreign based law firms who offered unbundled services at very competitive rates.
I decided to try the eLance approach, and contracted with several para-legals and a law firm that offered unbundled services.