In some cases, this is a viable option and one that can save you money. In other situations, it's not a very smart move. The article below can give you some tips about whether you need a divorce lawyer for your case or not.
Your interests can always be better represented by a divorce lawyer. You already know that. But are there times when self-representation is, well, "good enough"?
Generally, the safest situations in which to represent yourself are where what you are arguing about is of the same value or less value (in dollar terms) than what you will need to spend on legal fees. For example, if there is only $30,000.00 difference in what you say you should get and what your spouse/partner says you should get and it is going to cost you $30,000.00 in legal fees to be represented, then it is may be worth taking the risk of not having a lawyer.