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Do you need a break from marital conflict, but you’re not ready to take the next step for divorce? If so, legal separation will give you the break you need, and protection while you take time away to figure out your next step.  During a legal…
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Wednesday, 30 December 2009 00:14
For the past five weeks I’ve been talking about pro se divorce — how you can represent yourself in a divorce action. Here are some frequently asked questions:  1. Can I handle a pro se divorce? People who are in the best situation to proceed…
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Monday, 07 December 2009 09:08
Your first choice in handling your divorce yourself (Pro Se) was to try mediation. But if that didn’t work and you have to go to divorce court, you will need documents and other information from your husband to help you make your case. The…
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Monday, 30 November 2009 09:12
What have we learned about Pro Se divorce so far? Be organized, and learn your state divorce laws, rules of civil procedure, and all those ethics codes that dictate how judges and lawyers do business. You know how to file the original petition for divorce and how to notify your husband. Now you are…
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Monday, 23 November 2009 09:28
To begin the divorce process as a Pro Se litigant you will file an original petition for divorce with the local court clerk. The original petition for divorce is a document requesting that the court grant a divorce. Filling out the petition for divorce: If you are asking …
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Tuesday, 17 November 2009 07:48
If you plan to represent yourself in the divorce, or go Pro Se, you will have to be organized, know your state laws, get acquainted with your court clerk, and know your state’s rules of behavior for attorneys and judges. Divorce is an emotional and legal event. If you have an attorney…
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Monday, 09 November 2009 09:42
We have all heard by now how proper planning prevents poor production but it also prevents anger, frustration and hardship after the divorce is final. Getting your “ducks in a row” can be the difference between a smooth dissolution and one fraught with complications.A checklist at the end &
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Tuesday, 03 November 2009 09:17
I have previously described how important it is to keep your mind healthy when you are getting divorced, but what about your physical health? The Mental Health Foundation stresses the
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Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:03
In the last post about coping with divorce, I wrote about how distressing the divorce process can be and how, to emerge whole at the other side, it is vitally important to do whatever it takes to …
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 10:48
The following is a 6-part series explaining the ins and outs of Pro Se divorce. Pro Se is Latin for "for himself" or "on one's own behalf." A person who represents him- or herself in court, without the help of a lawyer, is said to appear…
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Monday, 19 October 2009 10:02