i am suggesting on the basis of my own personnel case where in Mumbai my clients are allowed to file petition through their nominated attorney. This is supported by recent judgement of supreme court which accepts attendance through power of attorney.
Even in case of counselling, power of attorney can denied counselling on the ground he isnt interested in counselling.
If persons appearing as attorney is hving personnel knowledge of material facts, even in that case he is allowed to lead evidence also . And this is allowed under Evidence Act .
So almost power of attorney holder can appear throught the proceeding and only on couple of hearings if needed original petitioner or Respoondent may have to appear . This is legal position .
So Dont worry about to appear in proceedings. Court is not needing appearance they are mainly to find out the truth so if that can be done through other means than as per natural laws of justice and other rullings, attendance of persons is not necessary in legal proceedings. Golden Rule is that the proceeding must go on to establish the case or to decide the case.
Advocate Ramesh Chheda - Mumbai - 9870112826