It is always recommended that you find legal advice from a member of the Virginia State Bar. If you choose to represent yourself please be aware that the Judge will make his decision based on evidence and testimony. Although you might tell one story, and that is testimony, you must have something else to back your claim up. Please bring evidence. If you have any other questions, please visit a law library or ask a lawyer, as the court cannot give legal advice. If you are having trouble finding a lawyer contact the Virginia State Bar's Lawyer Referral Service at 800 552-7977.