Even if you want to represent yourself, it is best to consult with an attorney to make sure you address your best arguments.
The most direct way to resolve any dispute is to talk to the other side. Often an honest discussion where each person listens to the other can resolve the problems.
In a separation or divorce situation, a marriage counselor or therapist can provide a safe forum for these “self representation” discussions. If there is going to be a divorce which involves custody of the children or division of valuable property, it is best to consult with an attorney to understand the legal requirements for your situation, as well as the tax ramifications. Also since there are so many court forms and financial disclosures required for a divorce, a consulting attorney can also assist with the paper work which must be properly prepared to be accepted by the court.
Ms. Holley’s office provides all of these “self representation” services and she can be available to give advice whenever you need guidance in your negotiations. Her consultation services are available for clients who wish to represent themselves even when the other side already has an attorney.