Forked River, NJ asked in Divorce, Family Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for New Jersey

Q: Can I reopen a post judgment divorce and represent myself? I believe that I can but, what if any are the consequence's?

A few weeks ago I posted here regarding reopening my divorce post judgement due to fraud. I indicated that I do not have the funds to hire an attorney and was seeking help pro bono. I realize the cost associated with the complexity of this case, and I am willing to help in any way that I can to lessen the burden and leg work in representing me. I know that what happened in my divorce will be shocking to both experienced and new attorneys alike and will provide valuable knowledge, knowledge that you can not put a price on. I did receive 2 responses and I thank you both for your time in responding. I do realize the cost associated with a complex case such as mine, but I believe that there is no amount of money for the knowledge that can be gained in representing me. And so I am asking again if there is anyone that could please, please help me. And my question is, if I'm not able to obtain help can I represent myself? I am willing to bring this to the highest court to seek justice.

1 Lawyer Answer
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Trying to represent yourself in a divorce or post-divorce matter is unwise since you are emotionally involved and not a trained attorney. There has to be a valid reason for reopening a divorce. This is going to be an expensive case and a hard burden to meet. People want to litigate very often, until it comes time to pay for it. Good luck.

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