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Who’s using pro se divorce forms?

The litigants without lawyers stroll into the clerk's office in tiny Dade County, plunk down thick packets of divorce forms and ask, "What in the world am I supposed to do with this?" It's a question Dade County Circuit Clerk Brenda Adams (pictured) hears more each week, as pro se litigants trickle into her office in Greenfield, near Springfield. The litigants throw up their hands and ask for help, but there's not much Adams and her clerks can do. "We don't have a law degree," she said. "We're sticking our necks out and helping them file these, and I don't think we're probably supposed to be doing that."

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