As I sat in court today, I heard the familiar refrain that you always hear this time of year ..."Judge I don't have an attorney hired. Its Christmas." People want to buy gifts and food during the holiday season, however the worst thing you can do is prolong your case by waiting to hire an attorney. Every time your case is reset, the court costs rise on your case. It may seem like you are saving money by not having to pay an attorney in December, but in the end it will cost you more money. Do not procrastinate. Give yourself the gift of legal representation if you have a case. It will be worth it in the end.