How To Divorce Without Lawyers
Pro Se Divorce
When two spouses represent themselves in court without lawyers it is called a pro se divorce. The Latin phrase “pro se” means “on one’s own behalf.” While the parties do not have attorneys present, it is best to achieve an agreement through mediation prior appearing in front of the judge to finalize the divorce. Without an established agreement in place, every aspect of the divorce could be left up to the judge, and you will have no control over the final outcome.
Even if you and your spouse think you agree on everything and find divorce papers online, things can quickly fall apart in court. A trained mediator with a legal background, like Sharon Easley of Divorce Mediation Centers of America, can make sure you’re covering all your bases.
The Benefits Of A Mediation Agreement
By successfully participating in mediation, you and your spouse will come to an irrevocable (non-changeable) agreement that you will bring to your court appearance. Our mediator will guide you through every step, ensuring that your agreement covers everything it should and uses language that will be clear to the court.
Another advantage of using our services is that you do not have to attend court in person, if you don’t want to. Our alternative to divorce court is to file for divorce online. We provide detailed instructions if you choose this option.
Do-It-Yourself Divorce? Contact Us.
If you’re considering divorce without a lawyer, you’re on the right track. Before you take the leap into a pro se divorce on your own, contact us to learn more about mediation. Call our office in Plano at 469-406-4320 or request a free consultation online.