Cases Without Attorneys

You have a right to represent yourself in court proceedings. If you choose to do so, you will still be required to comply with all of the statutes, rules of procedure, rules of evidence and other laws that apply to your case. The legal process is complex and the consequences of court proceedings will be long term, so the court does not encourage anyone to file and prosecute or defend their own divorce, legal separation or paternity case.

If you decide to represent yourself, you should carefully read the Local Rules of Family Law and all the other pages of this website pertaining to your type of case.