Self Representation in a Dissolution of Marriage; Should You or Shouldn't You

Oftentimes, clients come to see me after having attempted to complete the Dissolution of Marriage paperwork themselves. While I do understand the desire to cut costs, I have also seen the frustration that comes with self-representation. Many times, we have had to step in after initial paperwork is filed and try to "undo" or "fix" what has previously been done. Going through a divorce is a very difficult and painful time for everyone. If there are children involved, even more issues arise with the separation of the parties. These are the times when you want a skilled professional to help you.

The legal environment is a scary one for people who are not comfortable or familiar with that setting. An experienced Family Law attorney can make this process seem less intimidating. The attorneys at Bogle Law, P.A. have years of experience in handling complex Family Law matters. We are knowledgeable about the Family Law Rules of Procedure and the local court rules. As former prosecutors, we are all comfortable in a courtroom setting and pride ourselves on our litigation skills. Not only do we offer you the best legal representation by seasoned litigators, but we also provide you with a staff of highly trained and friendly legal assistants. As our client, you will get to know each person in the office and they will know you. We will help you through the legal process, as well as relieve some of the emotional burdens you may feel as you go through your divorce.

So, while it is possible for you to represent yourself in a Dissolution of Marriage, or other Family Law matter, it may ultimately be in your best interest to allow a trained professional to carry that burden for you. There are just too many times during a case where familiarity with the rules, law, and courtroom procedures help one party over another. If you or someone you know is, or will be, going through a divorce, please contact one of the experienced attorneys at Bogle Law, P.A. for a free consultation. We can work with you on creative payment plans to get you the representation you deserve. This is too tough to go through alone. Let us do it for you.