divorce

United States
July 22, 2007 3:20pm CST
I am currently seperated from my husband and I am starting divorce proceeding does anyone have advice on what to watch out for and is there anything that I sould specifically because I am doing it without a lawyer and I have two kids.
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I'm assuming without a lawyer because of fianances. Have you called around to make sure you really can't afford one? Fees from office to office can vary greatly. Also there are legal aid programs in many states, you may want to look into that. Any legal procedure without a lawyer can be risky, especially if he has a representative. If you don't mind me asking, on what grounds are you seeking a divorce? If there has been any abuse in the relationship, you may want to consider a restraining order. If you feel he is neglectful of your children's needs, document it. If he's cheated, document how you know. If it's a no-fault divorce & your both reasonable people not having a lawyer may not be a problem; but keep in mind that people aren't usually reasonable when fighting over their kids & property.