Consult a Licensed Attorney
Only a licensed attorney can provide legal advice.X
If you are getting legal advice from anyone other than a lawyer, that person is committing a crime. It is called Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL).
Legal Document Preparers and Paralegals are forbidden from giving legal advice. Paralegals must work for an attorney and not work directly with clients.
The Judge and the Court's Staff will not give you legal advice. They will just recommend that you get an attorney.
Even telling you how to fill out forms or filling out forms for you can be considered unauthorized practice of law.
The most disturbing thing is that those that are practicing law illegally charge just as much as lawyers charge.
A person who engages in the unauthorized practice of law in violation of Business and Professions Code §6125 may be guilty of a crime.