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Would you let a non-lawyer handle your divorce? Potential program says you’ll save time and money if you do

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The Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in Denver, May 16, 2022.

It’s estimated that, in Colorado, seven in 10 people filing for divorce do so without a lawyer. In large part, that’s because of the costs associated with getting legal representation. A new program that would allow non-lawyers to practice a limited number of cases, like divorce – saving a lot of money in the process – is being developed. Maha Kamal is a Denver attorney and one of the leaders shepherding the initative with the Colorado Supreme Court.