In legal terms, "pro se" refers to being your own advocate with the court, instead of being represented by a lawyer.
So if you're willing to invest the time and energy needed to research child custody laws, obtain the necessary documents, and do all of the prep work yourself, you can save quite a bit of money!
To get started, read How to File for Child Custody Pro Se.
- Decide Whether Pro Se Representation is Right for You
- Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Lawyer
- How to Win Child Custody
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