What typically happens if I go to court to obtain my divorce myself?

It is strongly discouraged in the vast majority of cases. Without an attorney, you will be at a significant disadvantage. You will be held to the same standards as an attorney, and you will be expected to know and comply with all of the statutes and case law applicable to divorce, the filing requirements, property laws, rules of evidence, and the court’s procedures and rules. You will not be given any special treatment or assistance in the courtroom.