Self Help Legal Services, P.A.

“Lorraine Sherman was my second attorney on this custody case and feel she did a wonderful job! She is fair, flexible, and committed to the case! I feel she will be a life long attorney for me because she’s down to earth, helpful, and reasonable! I owe her a lot and all the time awarded to my son and me is absolutely priceless! I feel her assistant Nicole and her work very well in organizing all the information especially in preparation for trial. Three cheers for Ms. Lorraine Sherman and her class act legal team! Here’s to you girls and keep up the great work! Thank you, Franklin Harber”

-Franklin H

“She was awesome!! She handled my cocky ex-husband like a pro. She is very down to earth and makes you feel very comfortable. Knows her stuff!!”

-Latrelle T

“Mrs. Sherman has done a great job handling my paternity and custody case. She is direct and to the point while still easy to communicate with. I highly recommend Self Help Legal Services.”

-Google User

“Ms. Sherman and Nichole guided me through the whole process of one of the most difficult stages of my life. They were there for me even when my mediation took 16 long hours. I see them as part of my family. It was an honor having Ms. Sherman as my attorney. I will recommend her to everyone. A++ !!!”

-Yami S

“Lorraine is a multi-specialty Attorney. She has done everything for me to include Family Law, Property Law, and Employment Law. Her Assistant Nicole is Awesome as well and she likes Butter Popcorn Jelly Bellies.”

-David W

“When I found out that I had a warrant for my arrest for missing a court date – one that I was not aware of – needing a lawyer I found Self Help Legal Services just outside La Crosse, FL. Lorraine’s law office is very calming which helped my anxiety level. Lorraine helped me file the proper motion to have the arrest warrant dismissed, and helped me get the whole case dismissed while never having to go to court at a very affordable price, while I represented myself. Found a great service that I recommend.”

-Mary F.

“Lorraine Sherman has represented me for several years. Throughout that time, she demonstrated tremendous knowledge of the legal system. Ms. Sherman took the extra time to understand what I needed which made a crucial difference in my case. She carefully explained legal terms and procedures so that I would fully understand what was going on at each stage. Beyond the fact that Ms. Sherman is remarkably organized, honest, and hardworking, her fees are incredibly reasonable! I am sincerely grateful to have had one of Gainesville’s best lawyers working on my case!”

-Ann W

“She handled my divorce case very well! She was flexible to make an appointment and very reasonable rates.”

-Timo K

“I’ve known Lorraine for several years, she has represented me, guided me, and pointed me in the right direction many times on different occasions. She is very down to earth and straight to the point. Her passion to represent you is amazing not only was she my lawyer but was determined to fulfill her obligation to my cases. No sugar coating, some things she said I didn’t want to hear but I know it was for my own good. Anytime when you need a lawyer is not good but its good to know when you need one you can count on Lorraine Sherman……Thanks, Lorraine!!!!”

-Lorenzo M

“She helped me get custody of my son 50/50. And now with her help, we are on the road to full custody. Great atmosphere and always straight up about what has to be done.”

-Alan F



You will be advised of your rights and obligations when you are going through any family law case.


You will receive counseling regarding actions you should and should not take both in and out of court. You will receive counseling on what actions to take and what actions to avoid when children are involved.


Your legal paperwork will be prepared by an attorney during your Self Help Services session (as time permits) and you will receive an instruction letter explaining what steps to take next.


You will be given contact information as needed for resources such as court reporters, private process servers, counselors, expert witnesses, parenting classes, courthouses, and judges.


Fees start as low as $45 for an initial 30 minute consultation. The first 2 hour Self Help session is a $400 minimum and $200 per hour thereafter if more time is needed. There may be other costs associated with your case payable to third parties which are out of the control of the attorney.


Self Help Legal Services, P.A. is proud to announce a new service that automates the appointments and allows you to schedule your own appointment(s) as needed.