Thinking about representing yourself in court? Based on over a decade of observing and assisting self-represented parties navigate the legal system, this simple, no-nonsense guide will help you prepare and present your case. Whether you are filing a case or defending it, this book will help you confidently traverse the legal divide in a business, contract, divorce/custody, negligence, small claims or other civil case. This frank guide will answer questions such as: • Should I represent myself? • What is the legal process? • How do I put together my case? • What do I do at trial? • What alternatives are there to trial? • Whose "good side" do I want to be on? • How do I deal with lawyers? • How do I keep from losing my marbles? Includes downloadable resources.