I have been served with a "Divorce Complaint" by my spouse. Naturally, I disagree with many articles within the document, and wish to contest a majority of them. Mainly, the custody of the children, and the support/alimony she wishes to collect. Do I actually require the services of an attorney? Or am I able to represent myself? I am well aware of the benefits, but at this moment, I am unable to financially support such counsel. I have done an extensive amount of research, so I believe I'm able to communicate my standpoint with the Judge (if need be). However, I need to know if this is possible to even do (represent myself). Please advise.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes, you can represent yourself in a divorce but since divorces are handled
in circuit court which can harbor many procedural snares for the untrained and/or
unwary, I would strongly advise that you arrange for at least a consultation with
a Virginia attorney who deals with such matters on a regular basis and who
should be able to offer you some valuable advice on your particular case.
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