The term ‘in pro per‘ means that you are not represented by an Attorney and you are representing yourself.
The term ‘representation‘ in a Divorce has special meaning. Most Attorneys offer ‘full representation‘ and they don’t really explain what it means.
Full Representation means:
- The Attorney will represent you in all areas of the Divorce and he/she will be the one initiating actions and responding to actions
- The Attorney will charge a retainer and hourly rate for your legal matter; the exact final fee is usually unknown
- The Attorney will communicate with the court and your spouse or spouse’s Attorney and will charge you for each interaction
- If you run out of money, the Attorney will sub out of the case or file a motion to withdraw