Self-Represented: Can I do it myself?
Yes, a person can be self represented in a divorce case. There are no doubt many websites which will sell you the forms they believe necessary to do your own divorce. It is a very risky step for you to take. Under the law, people representing themselves are not entitled to any special treatment or assistance from the judge, and must be treated as if they were trained lawyers. There is a possibility that you will fail to take into account all of the property to which you are entitled. Dividing employee benefit plan interests can be complicated and difficult. The family law attorney for your spouse might take advantage of your lack of training. There any many things which might go wrong and there is no way back, once the decree has been signed by the judge and 30 days have passed.
Michael R. Puhl