Can you be your own divorce attorney like Dylan McDermott?

Why not? You can be whatever you set your mind to. This may be a strange answer from a New York Divorce attorney, but I really feel that if someone feels strongly about handling their own case, they should do that, because more than likely they won’t be happy with the services of someone else, no matter how many years of experience that person may have. Besides, if your case is not contested and there are no assets, why spend 1K to a lawyer to handle it if you have the time and inclination to do it yourself.
I mean, if you are the actor Dylan McDermott who was married for 12 years to actress Shiva Rose and you are talking about millions of dollars and custody of two under-age children, I don’t know if it is the smartest move to try to represent yourself. At the same time, maybe you and your spouse agree on everything and you just need to draw up the paperwork. So even if you did not play an attorney on TV like Dylan did, yes, you may be able to handle it.