Do I need a lawyer?
It depends. Many people represent themselves in divorce cases. This is known as being "in pro per." However, as the case becomes more complicated, the need to consult an attorney for "coaching" or representation may be necessary. If your spouse is already represented by an attorney, you may feel "out-gunned," possibly giving up certain rights which may adversely affect you in the future. At a minimum, consult with legal counsel to learn about your basic rights/responsibilities before you venture out on your own. Remember, the old saying, "He who represents himself, has a fool for a client," is sometimes true.

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