In a divorce case, as in all legal matters, there are many laws and rules that if not properly followed and obeyed, can lead to a number of serious problems. While the law permits you to represent yourself when you are not an attorney, it is usually a mistake to do so.
An experienced attorney can guide you safely through the legal minefields and help you get everything to which you are entitled and protects your rights. Sometimes, in an understandable effort to save money, parties unwittingly create harm to themselves and their families because they are not able to safely navigate the courtroom experience. Furthermore, some matters, like the well-being of children, cannot be measured only monetarily. Too many people represent themselves only to find out after it is too late that they have inadvertently made a bad situation worse.