Have you ever filed for a divorce on your own, without the use of an attorney? Or have you ever acted
pro se in any other legal matter in St. Louis or St. Louis County?
The Beacon is looking for people who have ever conducted
pro se dissolutions of marriage and other types of non-lawyer legal actions. Please respond to the questions below if you have insight to share.
Have you ever filed for your own divorce without the use of an attorney in St. Louis or St. Louis County?
Have you ever filed any other legal matter in court without the use of an attorney in St. Louis or St. Louis County?
If you filed for a divorce, or conducted any other legal action
pro se, without the help of a lawyer, please tell us about your experience. How did the process go for you?
What, if anything, did you learn from the process? What do you wish you could have done differently?
Do you know of someone else who has acted on their own behalf in divorce or other legal matter in St. Louis or St. Louis County? If you do, and you have their permission, please give us a way to reach them: email address or telephone number.
What else should we know, or what else would you like to know about this subject? If you know of someone else we should contact, please tell us who, and give us a way to reach them (telephone number or email address).
If you have one, please share a photo of yourself, or one related to this topic. (No larger than 2 MB please.)
Please give us some details about this photo: names, date, location, and the story behind it.
May we publish your insights (and any uploaded files) and attribute them to you? A reporter, editor or producer will contact you to confirm. (Your comments may be edited for length or clarity.)
Are you willing to talk more about this with a reporter?
So that we may understand a little more about your perspective, please answer the following questions. All responses are voluntary.
In what year were you born?
How old are you today?
What do you do for work/what is your occupation?
For whom do you work (who is your employer)? If you are a student, what school do you attend?
Which of these best describes your education level?
No high school degree
High school degree / GED
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