Want to know why most people hire an attorney when they want a divorce? (Insert good lawyer joke here). The popular answer is because they want somebody to fight for them and protect their interests. While a good attorney will do that for you, there is a bit more to it.
Divorce is a complicated process full of legal jargon like “AB INITIO”, “PRO SE/PROPER PERSON”, and “QDRO”. Little mistakes can have big consequences. While I would never recommend somebody go through a divorce solo, I do think educating yourself on the process and terminology can alleviate some of the stress.
Here are some free resources for you: