You do not always need an attorney to go through the divorce process. You can handle it yourself. It’s not necessarily recommended in all instances; however, if you have not accumulated a lot of assets, or for example you do not have any kids with your spouse, you can go through the divorce process without an attorney.
We often times handle cases where we will advise both parties that it is not necessary to hire an attorney to appear for them. However, they can hire an attorney for document preparation. Attorneys can prepare the petition and other documents, so they know that it meets the requirements of the court.