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Pro Se Divorce


In a Pro Se divorce, the parties represent themselves and do not hire attorneys. They proceed on their own to draft and file the necessary court documents, including:

  • the summons and petition
  • financial disclosure statements
  • any motions
  • the marital settlement agreement, if any
  • the final judgment of divorce.

The divorcing husband and wife must either work out an agreement together (dissolution) or present their legal disputes to the court (divorce). If an issue is not agreed upon, the parties have to be prepared to act as their own representatives, meaning they must call witnesses, prepare exhibits, ask questions of the opposing party, and tell the court why their request for specific orders should be granted, within specific procedural requirements. Pro Se divorce generally works well when the parties agree and the issues are simple, such as in cases with little property and no children.

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