I have some forms I ordered off ebay, but I am not sure if I have to fill them all out, or not?
Child Custody Lawyer
I certainly hope you didn’t pay much for those forms. Very seldom do I see Pro Se litigants using forms off the internet granted a divorce. If you have children, then your chances of success border on zero, if sufficient provisions are not made. A divorce is a legal matter you need done correctly. Most attorneys will take payments and if it’s uncontested, it may be less than you think. See the link to the article below.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
I was just hired by a pro se client because the judge refused to award a divorce because the "on-line paperwork" was so inadequate. You may want to contact the Chancery Clerk's office in your county and see if the have a packet for persons representing themselves in a "no-fault" divorce.
However, there are usually attorneys that will handle a divorce of that type on the cheap and some even have payment plans. If you have children involved, it's worth every penny to hire a lawyer to educate you on the ins and outs of divorce, custody, visitation, etc. It's not just about the paperwork.
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