Do I have to hire a lawyer to get a divorce? The answer is no: you have the right to represent yourself in court. Pro se (pronounced “pro say”) is the term used to describe a party who represents himself in court, without an attorney. In as many as half of the divorces filed in El Paso County today, neither party hires a lawyer. The most common reason a person will represent himself is the high cost of hiring an attorney. While you can represent yourself, for the reasons stated below, I don’t recommend it.
Why does divorce cost so much? The old punchline says…. Continue reading