No one gets married with plans of being divorced sooner or later. In a perfect world, all marriages would follow the easily displaced vow of “till death do us part”. However, over 50% of marriages do end in divorce for varying reasons. There are divorces that are less complicated than others and in times of marital strife many people wonder if they really need to hire a divorce lawyer. The easy answer to this question is no, you certainly do not need to retain a divorce lawyer. While it is not always advisable, there are services that allow you to do the needed paperwork to handle the filing on your own. Before you take on such a mammoth endeavor on your own -; consider these questions.