How to obtain a divorce
Although nothing stops you from conducting your own divorce proceedings, it is not advisable to do so. An experienced person with expert legal knowledge of how to conduct a divorce can help you avoid the many potential pitfalls in the process. If there is any dispute over the grounds for divorce, property or maintenance, or if the couple have children, it would be extremely unwise not to consult a lawyer.
Because a lawyer knows precisely the grounds on which a court is likely to grant a divorce, he or she can save you a great deal of time and anxiety. Even in undefended cases there are always matters that need to be settled, such as who will be given custody of the children and how the joint property must be shared. It is important to obtain legal advice on these matters.