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Filing as a Pro Se Litigant with a Divorce Center vs. When You May Need the Advice of an Attorney for Reasonable Fees

Mar 16, 2016 @ 11:43 AM — by Michael Green

Filing as a Pro Se Litigant with a Divorce Center vs. When You May Need the Advice of an Attorney for Reasonable Fees.  There are now many divorce centers where parties for a nominal fee are given a packet of materials for them to use to file their divorce, usually, these centers advertise without the court filing fee included as the cost of the divorce.  Generally, there is no legal advice being offered as the divorce centers do not have attorneys and may not give legal advice.  Generally, this leaves a party wishing to file a divorce without any legal advice as to the issues of divorce such as child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support and equitable distribution of assets such as a marital residence, personal assets, retirement accounts, pensions etc.

If you are seeking a divorce without these issues, you may wish to try and file your divorce without legal advice pro se, meaning, representing yourself in court.  However, if you do have issues that may require legal advice, that also require a matrimonial settlement agreement between the parties or a notice of judgment regarding the terms of the divorce, you may wish to get legal advice.  Without legal advice, the terms of your divorce may not be appropriately determined.  These terms may affect you for many years to come and it is important that you have the proper advice upon getting divorce to guide you.  

In addition, for uncontested or default divorces or annulments, we may offer a reasonable flat fee for certain services.  A Penny Wise, Pound Foolish approach may not be the best thing when considering filing a divorce without the proper legal advice.  Call us at Green & Associates for a free consultation and ask us about our flat fees for an uncontested or default divorce, you might be surprised at how reasonable our fee structure is for your divorce.  Call us now at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices.

 

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