Divorce & Family Law Attorney
Welcome to Self Help Legal Services, P.A.!
HOW SELF HELP LEGAL SERVICES, P.A.
CAN HELP YOU
Hi, I’m Lorraine Sherman, but please call me Lorrie
I have been a practicing attorney since March 1999, after graduating from UF College of Law with honors in Gainesville, FL. I have litigated in 37 counties throughout the State of Florida, about 80% of my practice has been in the area of family law, about 15% of my practice has been in the area of criminal defense, and about 5% of my practice has been in areas outside of my primary practice, such as a probate trial, an easement trial, and an EEOC retaliatory non-hire administrative case with the Federal Government.
Most of my time has been spent in the Eighth Circuit including Alachua, Union, Gilchrist, Levy and Bradford counties, but I spent a good part of time in the Third Circuit counties like Columbia, Suwannee, and Lafayette. In more than two decades of practicing law, I have litigated just about every issue under the sun from pet visits to marital waste to parental kidnaping. Of course most of the litigation involved children, time sharing/custody/visitation, child support and a lot of litigation involved alimony, modifications and domestic violence. In fact, that’s why I founded Self Help Legal Services, P.A. because I’ve litigated to my heart’s content and now I’m helping people represent themselves in Court. People who know me, describe me as honest and straightforward. I’ve heard judges describe me as being prepared.
I’m a bit of a late bloomer. I started college in 1978 and finally graduated law school in 1998, after I had become a grandmother! I raised four children, now ages 34, 39, 41, and 43. I have 13 grandchildren from blended families.I spend most of my free time in the Garden when I’m not researching current events, and yes the photos you see here are from the garden.