Handling divorce on your own?

If your divorce is uncontested, you can handle it on your own. My ex and I separated for a year and then filed for divorce. When made our own arrangements and I went to the library and printed out all the files we needed.

If your ex does not want a divorce then it could be a little more tricky and you would want to consult some legal help.

Well, the problem is that I don’t know if I should expect it to be uncontested or not. I guess it’s possible that he could dispute something, but it’s pretty clear cut (at least in my eyes [:)]), besides the fact that he’s just mad and doesn’t want to get a divorce.

Dear missivy:

Greetings. I wouldn ot worry about it until he does contest something. Just follow the do it yourself divorce instructions and consult an attorney if a problem arises. I always think hiring an attorney is best, but if there are no issues, then you can try it yourself. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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My husband and I will have been separated for a year next month, and I need advice on how to handle the situation. We were married for a little less than four months before separating. We have no property and no children. My husband is in the military and lives out of the state (he is not deployed, just stationed in another state). I have been in some contact with him, but I know that he does not want a divorce. However, I don’t know if he will agree or try to dispute it. I don’t have the money to pay attorney’s fees upfront. I am a paralegal, and I have been told that it would be beneficial to me to file the divorce on my own. I don’t really know what is involved in the process, but would it be worth my while to file for divorce myself, or are there potential issues which might make hiring an attorney be my better bet?