>I have no intention in representing myself if it should go to hearing
but I feel confident that I can get this settled >through respectful
communication with the attorney. Am I crazy? I don't want to annoy the
other attorney by >doing this myself but I don't have $$ to waste on the
motions... I need to save it for a hearing if there is one.
I can only tell you, I would absolutely NEVER do that myself.
I have no idea of your knowledge on things, but I can say for sure, I know enough to know, that I don't know how all the rules and procedures works. I'm positive any lawyer could run circles around me, no matter if I were right or not.
In my opinion, I'd reconsider paying a lawyer. If you really think you can do it yourself, then go for it. However, I have this feeling you are only prolonging this, and will later be hiring a lawyer to mop up after yourself. It's happened to me in "do it yourself projects" around the house many times:) I try to fix something, and end up paying the plumber, or whoever, first to fix what I broke, and then to fix the original problem.
Just my opinion.