First, you need to figure out what your case may entail. You may want to consult with a family law lawyer to get a sense of what a typical family law case involves. Second, you need to figure out what you can or cannot do on your own. To determine what you can or cannot handle on your own, you should assess your strengths and weaknesses. Once these determinations are made, you will be in a position to make an informed decision about which parts of your case you need help with.