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Do-it-yourself divorce doesn't always sever ties

Friday, January 12, 2007

This January 1, 2007 Los Angeles Times article discusses some of the difficulties of litigants who represent themselves in divorce cases in California. Bonnie Hough from the Judicial Council in California states, "a study in Placer County in the 1980s that found that 30% of people there who filed for divorce did not complete the process."

The article also states, "Increasingly, across California and the nation, people are handling their own civil court matters. In San Diego County, one of the few counties where statistics are available, 46% of people represented themselves in divorces in 1992; by 2000 that figure had climbed to 77%."
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