I’m not Happy with my Divorce Lawyer, Can I Just Represent Myself in Court?

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“Can I drop my divorce attorney and represent myself? I’m not happy with the service I am receiving from her and I feel that she is charging for extra work that does not have to be done.”

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In most states it is possible to represent your self in a family law case. It is also called representing yourself “pre se” or “in propria persona”. For the most part you can fire your attorney at will. There may be a notice requirement to the other side, but most attorneys would be happy to help you with the paperwork that gets them out of your case.



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