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 a lot of cases where we will advise both parties that it is not necessary to hire me as there attorney to appear for them, however they will hire me for document preparation. I can prepare the petition, so I know that it meets the requirements and I can prepare the waiver & the decree that both parties agree on and sign off on. But it is something that they can handle themselves, if they want to.