No.  Nothing requires you to hire a lawyer to represent you in a divorce case in West Virginia.  In fact, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia (“WVSCA”) has created a variety of forms for people who do not have lawyers to use in divorce and other kinds of family court cases.  (  These forms are generally easy to understand and to use.  Most of the forms also include a page or two of instructions, which are written to make it easier for non-lawyers to understand the forms themselves along with the whole legal process involved in obtaining a divorce or other family court cases.