If you have a simple divorce, no kids, very little property, then you might not need the advice and the assistance of a divorce lawyer. But in a complicated legal system, like California's, where you are expected to apply very sophisticated procedures and very sophisticated legal precedent to your case, if you don't have that legal training, it can be a very, very overwhelming process to get through.
John Harding is the principal of the law firm of Harding & Associates in Northern California. He practices family law litigation and divorce mediation exclusively. You can view his firm profile here, and visit his website here.