Do I need a lawyer? Why can't I file for divorce on my own?
You can. But …. The advantage to hiring a lawyer is that divorce is not as easy as people seem to think. I often get cases from people who try to go it on their own and then screwed up something major. Having a lawyer prepare your documents and appear in court with you ensures that things will get done right the first time, a lawyer will protect your rights, ensure that your assets are divided fairly and legally