Pro se divorces are gaining popularity across Florida. An increasing number of couples who wish to end their marriage opt for a pro se divorce as a cheaper alternative to traditional divorce. A pro se divorce means that the parties decide to represent themselves in court without an attorney.
Usually, filing a pro se divorce may be an appropriate option when the parties cannot afford the cost of hiring a divorce attorney. Many people who consider filing a pro se divorce wonder if they can represent themselves when their divorce involves minor children. Consider speaking with a knowledgeable family law attorney to review your specific case and determine if pursuing a pro se divorce is an option when minor children are involved.
At BKG Mediation, LLC, I provide legal assistance to people contemplating a pro se divorce in St. Petersburg, Florida, and across the state.
A pro se divorce, which is also the pro se dissolution of marriage, refers to a divorce in which one or both parties decide to represent themselves instead of hiring an attorney.
While the process of a pro se divorce is the same as in traditional divorce, the spouse who chose to represent themselves must handle the legal paperwork and file the necessary forms on their own without legal assistance. In most cases, people pursue a pro se divorce to avoid the cost of hiring a divorce attorney.
There are both benefits and drawbacks of filing a pro se divorce. Some of the most prominent advantages of a pro se divorce include:
However, handling a divorce is not as easy as it might seem. Many unforeseen challenges and complications may arise when attempting to get a divorce without an attorney.
But is a pro se divorce an option when minor children are involved? The short answer is “yes.” However, a pro se divorce with children is much more complicated than a divorce that does not involve kids. When handling a pro se divorce that involves minor children, parents will have to reach an agreement on:
Most parents know what is best for their kids, which is why it is possible to file for a pro se divorce when minor children are involved. However, if any disagreements arise when deciding on child custody or support, parents may need the assistance of an attorney.
If you are contemplating a pro se divorce and you have minor children, you must speak with a pro se divorce attorney to evaluate your specific situation. At BKG Mediation, LLC, I can provide you with the support and assistance you need to handle your divorce case in the most efficient manner possible. I represent people going through a divorce in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, and surrounding areas. Schedule a case evaluation today to discuss your case.