The legal term for a party, a parent or a spouse, that’s going through a divorce, that represents themselves and does not have a lawyer, is called a pro se litigant. A pro se litigant is going to be treated the same way as a party who has a lawyer. So what does that mean? That means that if you don’t have a lawyer, and you’re pro se, you’re representing yourself, the court is going to assume that you’re going to know the Colorado rules of civil procedure, the rules of evidence, the initial status conference and case management orders, and all those specific rules that apply to domestic relations cases is going to apply to you, even though you don’t have an attorney. And a lot of clients who are moms and dads, who are going through these kinds of cases, have their own jobs. They work. They’re raising a family.
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The Law Office of Gordon N. Shayne is focused exclusively on Colorado family law. The firm has been serving clients throughout the State of Colorado and the Front Range including Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Monument/Palmer Lake, Castle Rock, Pueblo, and El Paso, Douglas, Teller, and Pueblo Counties.