A divorce can be a relatively simple case or some of the most complex litigation out there, depending on many circumstances, which include whether you have children, property or debt. The more you have of all three, the more complex your case is likely to be. Within a divorce case, you may have to litigate real estate law, bankruptcy, debt collection, creditor rights, landlord-tenant disputes, criminal defense, or any one of many other areas of the law. If your marriage is a subsequent one, it can be even more complex.
At a minimum, you should at least consult with an attorney and find out how complex a case you should anticipate. If you agree regarding your children and have little or no property and the debt division is not disputed, you may be able to do the forms online. Try to keep the property with the same person as the debt. However, if you want to do anything that does not fit clearly within the forms provided, you should consult an attorney. Sometimes you can do the forms yourself and just pay an attorney an hourly rate to review them with you and make sure you do not leave any holes in your case.