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#772557 - 09/19/16 04:30 PM Ex's lawyer isn't scheduling the initial hearing.
Shonsu Offline

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Registered: 09/19/16
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Hello, I am divorcing my wife of 12 years here in Mo. I am acting pro se, I filed for the divorce. She was served. Aside from her lawyer asking for bank records, which I gave him access to, nothing further has been done. It has been over a year now and it still is not moving forward.

I went to the courthouse to see if there was a way I could move things forward myself, but they said to just let her lawyer handle it.

I want this done and over with so I can move on with my life. Is there anything I can do besides hiring my own lawyer?

p.s. I filed in St. Louis city if that matters.

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#772558 - 09/19/16 04:39 PM Re: Ex's lawyer isn't scheduling the initial hearing. [Re: Shonsu]
MinnesotaMom Online   content

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Registered: 01/05/11
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There is paperwork you can file to get the process going, but you really need an attorney to do so. If you want to do it yourself, google the process for your state.

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#772559 - 09/19/16 06:03 PM Re: Ex's lawyer isn't scheduling the initial hearing. [Re: MinnesotaMom]
TJMH Online   content

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Registered: 07/17/15
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Even if you're pro se, and especially if your spouse is represented, it would probably be a good investment for you to work with an attorney. You can retain one as a consultant without having them as your legal representative. That way you can still do a lot of the legwork yourself to save cost, but make sure it gets done correctly and you don't get screwed.

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