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Can I File For Divorce Myself In Wisconsin
Whenever there is court litigation, the first thing that comes into the mind of every litigant is that there shall be an attorney who will assist him or her. As much as possible, they want to be properly represented by a competent and efficient lawyer. However, there are some instances wherein getting the services of a legal counsel may become impossible. For example, one party may not have enough sources of finances to pay for the fees of a lawyer. There are also some individuals who prefer to represent themselves even if they can afford getting a lawyer.
Can You File For Divorce All By Yourself?
In divorce cases, a party has an option to file a case all by himself or herself. There is really no need to hire the services of a legal counsel to assist and represent him or her during the divorce proceedings. In the state of Wisconsin, this right has been granted to all individuals. However, one must observe or follow the guidelines in order to ensure that even if he or she does not have a madison lawyer, his or her rights and interests will be protected during the entire proceedings.
What Do You Need To Do?
In filing a divorce in Wisconsin, you must be complete several forms and file them with the appropriate tribunal. Do not worry because the forms are already available online. You just need to download them. Therefore, there is really no need to go to several government offices before you can obtain the said forms. Since you are filing the case yourself, make sure that you double check with your local court and see to it that the judges will accept the forms. Do not miss out on important details in filling up the forms.
How To Deal With The Other Party?
If there is one thing that you must never forget, it is your duty to serve some forms to your soon-to-be ex. Always remember that jurisdiction over the person of the other party is acquired by the court not upon filing necessary forms before it but through proper service of the forms to the said person. This requirement is not indispensable. The purpose of the service of forms is to give the other party an opportunity to argue and raise own defenses. Notice to the other party may be made personally or through a registered mail. It depends on the attendant circumstances of each case.
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