Going through a divorce is one of the most common and traumatic encounters most people have with the legal system. Paying a divorce lawyer can cost upwards of $10,000 or more in a contested case. However, it is possible in some situations to get a divorce without a lawyer. Even if you do need a lawyer, you can work more effectively and reduce your legal fees by empowering yourself with information. Learn more about the law and the legal system, if you need an lawyer, how to evaluate your situation, and more.