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My spouse and I can no longer afford our attoneys. We want to fire them. If we do will the case be dismissed? What happens?

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Your case will not be dismissed. You will be granted 21 days to file an appearance on your own behalf. Thereafter, you can represent yourself.

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You are both free to terminate your lawyers and represent yourselves.The attorneys will file motions to withdraw but the case will not be dismissed.

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The case will not be dismissed. You will each present your cases by yourselves. However, this can be a huge mistake because of your unfamiliarity with the rules of evidence.

You might consider mediation. This can often be effective in the late stages of a divorce case.

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