When a couple separates, one or both spouses might consult with an attorney only to find out an attorney representing him or her in the traditional way is out of the question. In years past, many people had the ability to take out home equity lines of credit or seek a personal loan to meet the other person on equal ground in the courtroom. However, in this economy, jobs are less secure and fewer people are able to qualify for loans that would enable someone to hire an attorney for full service representation. Real estate is no longer easily and quickly sold, even when both spouses agree their property should be sold and the sales proceeds divided. As a result, many people are navigating the court system pro se (Latin for representing yourself). Read more
Amy A. Edwards is a board certified specialist in family law at Mattox, Davis Edwards & Alexander, P.A. She and her professional staff offer clients a strong work ethic combined with prompt and personalized client care. She can be reached at 252-758-3430.