Representing yourself in a divorce is a great way to save time and money. It is cheaper than alternative methods and makes the process go much quicker. However, there are a few factors to consider to make sure pro se is right for you. If you meet these criteria, pro se might be the right option for you!
You and your spouse are amicable
If you and your spouse agree on almost everything and can cooperate with each other on issues, you’re in a very good place for a pro se divorce. Complications such as emotional issues and disagreements should be mostly resolved.
You don’t have children
Children make the divorce process more difficult as custody and childcare are involved. It is best if you and your spouse don’t have children or your children are grown. If you have young children, pro se can still be right for you if you both agree to equally support them emotionally and financially.
You have been married for a short period of time
Couples that have been married for 8 or fewer years will benefit the most from pro se divorce.
You and your spouse contribute equally to your annual household income
You and your spouse should both be working and contributing to your family’s income equally.
You and your spouse have already agreed upon the distribution of property
Splitting property up can be a difficult project for some couples. If you and your spouse have already agreed to split everything up on a fair 50/50 basis, pro se may be right for you! Distributing property and everything you owe fairly is extremely important in pro se divorces.
If you and your spouse are ready to find out more about a pro se divorce, call Divorce Pro Wisconsin at (866) 535-3776 to set up your FREE case evaluation today! Our experts will help you customize a plan that meets your wants, needs, and budget.