In Georgia, although not a good idea, you can file for divorce without hiring a lawyer. Handling your own case is acceptable only in the rare instance where you and your spouse can agree on every aspect of property division, child custody, child support and spousal support (alimony). In the typical divorce case, emotions such as hurt, anger, greed and revenge virtually necessitate the use of divorce lawyers to protect your interests. Hiring a divorce attorney is your assurance of getting a fair and equitable outcome. People handling their own divorce usually make mistakes that haunt them for a long time.