Technically speaking, you do not need to hire an attorney to represent you in your divorce. However, there are many documents and court appearances that will be necessary throughout the process. These can be difficult to accomplish alone and having an attorney on your side will help you understand the divorce process and protect your interests. Moreover, you may not understand the consequences of the agreement as it pertains to your situation once the divorce is final. For example, issues like custody, parenting time, and spousal maintenance are not final and the verbiage negotiated in your divorce decree can be very significant.