DIY Chapter 128 Filing
Often people want to file a "Chapter 128" on their own. This could be called a "DYI 128" or a "pro se 128." The law certainly allows you to file one without a lawyer. While the requirements can vary by county, there are some free Chapter 128 documents and guidance available here. However if you file without a lawyer, you will be responsible for ensuring all the court rules are followed; which can be tricky and difficult.
Benefit and Pitfalls of Being Pro Se
Are there any benefits to being a pro se Chapter 128 filer? There certainly are - because you'll be saving some money and learning and participating in our legal system! However, there are certainly downsides. The filing requirements can be difficult to understand, and many times cases can be thrown out for failing to understand and follow the court's procedural rules! This can delay your case, cause a garnishment to stay/resume, and waste filing fees. Attorney Nathan DeLadurantey offers free consultation and very affordable rates and payment arrangements for Chapter 128 clients.
We provide representation for cases in Wisconsin, including Racine, Kenosha, Green Bay, Appleton, the Fox Valley, Milwaukee, West Allis, Waukesha, Walworth County, Dane County, Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Superior, Ashland, and anywhere in-between.