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Pro Se Divorce

Never go into a Courtroom Alone!

Pro se Divorce │ Appleton WI Lawyers │ Sheboygan WI Attorneys

“Pro se” is Latin and literally means “for oneself”.  Therefore, a pro se divorce is a divorce where the parties do not retain lawyers and proceed through the divorce process on their own.  All pleadings, motions, affidavits, financial disclosure statements, parenting plans and other necessary court filings are prepared by the parties.  The parties must attend all court hearings, and if there are any contested issues, must present evidence and argument to the trial court.  While the court does grant some latitude to pro se litigants, the rules of procedure and evidence that apply to lawyers also apply to pro se litigants.

Many resources are available to pro se litigants to aid them in navigating the divorce process.  Most jurisdictions have available at their county courthouse information packets that can be purchased and will assist individuals in preparing the documents necessary to commence a divorce/family law action.  Online resources are also available to pro se individuals.

While we at do not recommend proceeding with a court action without the assistance of an attorney, we recognize that not all parties to a court action believe that having legal counsel is necessary or affordable.  Be mindful of the person or agency providing you documents if you have decided to handle your divorce alone.  Licensed lawyers must maintain rigorous ethical standards and have a duty to represent your interests.  A non-licensed person providing you divorce documents can not provide legal advice.  Be especially concerned if you receive unsolicited advice from a non-licensed person.


Our Results

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Beyond Expectations

My husband had never been in any legal trouble before and we didn’t know what to do or what the process was. Attorney Kaehne was very upfront and willing to explain every step of the way. My husband can be very skeptical when it comes to trusting people with his best interest, but Attorney Kaehne always remained professional and helpful. My husband was facing the possibility of years in prison and Attorney Kaehne was able to get the matter dismissed. He will always be our first choice!

The Outcome was Far Better than I Expected

Attorney Kaehne always communicated with me on what was going on and his plans for future court appearances. The outcome of the case was far more better than I expected and am really pleased that Chad did what he did to get this issue resolved.

Treated like Family

Amazing people as well as amazing attorneys. I was always treated like family.

Not Guilty Verdict

Attorney Corey Mehlos gave my case the upmost attention. He worked very hard and many long hours on it. I was impressed with his dedication and his understanding to my wishes. Not Guilty verdict at my jury trial. I highly recommend him.

In Good Hands

One of the best things about this firm is that they are truly advocates for you in every sense of the word. They listen, affirm, and explain everything without all the jargon that can so often times come with anything regarding the legal cases. I felt supported and knew I was in good hands.

Getting Responses at 9:00 pm at Night

The best lawyer you can hire for your case! Chad was extremely helpful and polite in answering all of my questions. I was even getting responses to my emails at 9 at night. He did a great job helping me get through the legal process. I recommend him to anyone needing a good lawyer.

Keen Sense of Justice and Honesty

Amaro is a very efficient attorney with extensive knowledge of the hispanic culture and language. He has a keen sense of justice and honesty. For the years I have know him he has proven to be a source of counsel. His clients will find his humble and cordial demeanor, appealing and refreshing. This is why I would recommend Amaro to everyone looking for legal advice.

Never Stops Working

An excellent attorney. Nicholas was very helpful with our case. He excelled at explaining complex legal concepts. Very accessible, we never had an issue getting an answer to a question. I don't think he stops working. Highly recommended.

Passion and Understanding for her Clients' Wishes

Attorney Cottle helped with my immigration case, she made the whole process much less stressful and you could tell she had a passion and understanding for her clients' wishes. Great experience, would highly recommend!

Available and Responsive to Needs of her Clients

Attorney Laborde shows professionalism in everything she does. She is a thorough lawyer who honestly cares about her clients and represents them to her full ability. She makes herself available and is responsive to the needs of her clients. I would certainly recommend her family law services!

Over-the-Top Attorney

From my experience, Attorney Kelsi Cottle has been an over-the-top attorney. She keeps me apprised of my case, has answered my questions, and treats me with respect. She has been very efficient, handles things expediently, and I feel I am represented by a very sharp attorney who has my best interest in mind.