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Pro se in a Rule to Show Cause?

Discussion in 'Alimony & Spousal Support' started by pickledpear1, Jul 24, 2012.

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  1. pickledpear1

    pickledpear1 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Bottom line up front: my ex has retained a lawyer and sent a letter to point out 7 examples of how she thinks I am not following the rules of the divorce decree regarding paying for things for her (insurance, car pmt). Out of the 7, I have proven her wrong on all but 2. She barely has a leg to stand on and I don't know if she will push forward (it will cost her $2000 to attempt to get reimbursed $300 assuming of course she wins and the judge makes me pay her legal costs) with filing a Rule to Show Cause.

    I have a lawyer but I can't afford to retain him. I am thinking of representing myself if needed but am not sure if it's something I can handle (although my wife will help and she's pretty smart about stuff like this).

    Any thoughts or opinions?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You may not know everything she's planning, generally such letters don't reveal all.
    Why not talk to a lawyer?
    I don't have an "ex", but if I did, I'd rather pay a lawyer $5,000, than give her $500.
    If you're right, why not call her lawyer, discuss it with the lawyer, and offer to pay $300.
    That could avoid a waste of your time and money bu going to court.
     
  3. pickledpear1

    pickledpear1 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I didn't think about actually calling her lawyer directly. My lawyer drafted a response to her letter so I will wait and see if her lawyer notices the fact that their arguments are useless -and I offered to pay the $300 she thinks I owe. Hopefully they will see its a waste of time.
     
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    How much does a lawyer cost to file a show cause for parenting time. court is 15 minutes.
     

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