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WHY DO WE NEED A LAWYER?: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF DIVORCE CASES

@article{McMullen2010WHYDW,
  title={WHY DO WE NEED A LAWYER?: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF DIVORCE CASES},
  author={J. McMullen and D. Oswald},
  journal={Journal of Law and Family Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={12}
}
  • J. McMullen, D. Oswald
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Law and Family Studies
  • There has been a steady increase in the number of self-represented divorce litigants in recent years. Do divorcing couples just want to save money, or are other factors at play in the decision to go pro se in one’s divorce? This article looks at a random sample of 567 divorce cases in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, where a higher-than-average median income suggests that inability to afford a divorce lawyer is not the only factor in the decision to self-represent.The article examines… CONTINUE READING
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