Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lawyerless Divorces...

...might sound good to many.  According to Catherine Jun of the Detroit News:

Breaking up is hard to do — especially in a recession.

With depressed home values and a dicey job market, divorces in Metro Detroit are down, as unhappy couples ride out the financial storm, the theory goes.

But of those who do file for divorce, more are financially strapped and duking it out without attorneys, according to courts. These do-it-yourself divorces are crowding legal aid offices and court dockets and slowing proceedings with incomplete paperwork and tutorials judges must deliver from the bench. And as more couples represent themselves, many are losing out on property and custody claims that are legally theirs, judges and attorneys say.

Read more here.


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The lawyer makes the law incomprehensible and procedure endless, to steal the chattel of the law, and to require hiring a lawyer to translate. Lawyer language is theft. Those slacking judges do not have anything better to do. Let these lazy government judges work for their salary. This post is self-dealing, by its suggesting the hiring of lawyers.

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