Is a lawyer required for a divorce?

Technically, you may apply for a divorce on your own without a lawyer, though this is usually not the recommended approach. The process may be unfamiliar and complex for some. You will still be required to file the required legal documents in the correct formats, pay the relevant filing fees and submit your documents via the court’s online portal. Failure to do so may cause you to incur additional and unnecessary filing fees. You will also not receive any legal advice from the Family Justice Courts. Only a practicing lawyer is able to give professional advice on your case.