Common Mistakes People Make When Representing Themselves in Court


In propria persona, pro se = Latin; in one’s own person, on one’s own behalf.

There is rarely a “quickie divorce” these days, especially when children are involved. Numerous assets or a marriage of long duration can also complicate matters. Divorces can take up to a year to complete, making the hiring of an attorney an expensive proposition. There are many reasons why people choose to represent themselves in Family Law Court, opting not to hire any attorney at all. Whatever your reasons, if you’re contemplating going forward in your divorce without an attorney, then this article is for you. We’ll discuss some common pitfalls for parties flying solo, pro se.

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