If my husband filed for divorce, can we fire both attorneys and do a judgment of separate maintenance in pro per by ourselves?

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If my husband filed for divorce, can we fire both attorneys and do a judgment of separate maintenance in pro per by ourselves?

Asked on August 23, 2011 Michigan

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you and your husband can resolve all issues concerning the dissolution of your marriage, the division of your assets and liabilities, spousal suppost, child support, child custody and visitation on your own without the need for legal representation, then you could terminate both of your family law attorneys and draw up your own marital dissolution agreement to be approved by the court by way of an order for dissolution.

If that is your course of action, then each of you would be representing yourselves in your marital dissolution as your own attorneys of record.

One concern is that you and your husband might miss some important issues needing resolution as part of your marital dissolution that a competent family law lawyer might might bring up.

Good luck.


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