Are Divorce Lawyers an Endangered Species?

64% of people who file for divorce in California do so without benefit of counsel by a lawyer and/or mediator. Not long ago, that statistic was 50%. Many of these couples have reached agreements for support and division of property with assistance of knowledgeable mediators. Without proper counsel how can these couples know if they caught everything, or if the division is even fair?

More startling is the statistic that by the end of their case, 80% are without lawyers.

These statistics were stated recently at the April 2009 Family Dispute Resolution Statewide Educational Institute event. Sponsors for that event included the Center for Families, Children and Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts, and Administrative Office of the California Judicial Council

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