Representing Yourself? Pay Very Close Attention to Deadlines!

In a recent decision by the Tenth District (Franklin County) Court of Appeals, a party to a divorce action who was representing herself in a post-decree matter lost because she didn’t heed the Court’s deadlines.  First, she didn’t timely file objections to a Magistrate’s decision.  Second, she failed to appear at a hearing regarding the objections.  Lesson:  the legal arena can be difficult to navigate and is often unforgiving when it comes to deadlines, and sometimes a penny wise (not hiring an attorney) is a pound foolish.  Here’s the case:  Theodore v. Theodore