If there are NO CHILDREN and NO REAL ESTATE owned together you can do it yourself. The courthouse has the papers to fill out. Once filed there will be a court appointed "helper" to make sure you filed it out right. If you have children and real estate you must hire an ATTORNEY. Do NOT do something as important by hiring a Paralegal. I can say that as I was a Paralegal. You can also see if you qualify for Legal Aid.
at 2:34 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Well if you both agree to everything you can hire a paralegal to do the paperwork for you. You can also go to the clerk of court and ask them what you need to file on your own. Its when you dont agree, have custody issues or assets to split where the lawyers come in and take all your money.
If you have no assets to split, it is easy, there is a form for this, if there are assets, then I would suggest an attorney and if you have no money, there are a lot of law students and clinics that can help you out.