If you and your spouse have recently come to the conclusion you'd both be better off apart, you may be wondering how best to go about dividing your assets and untangling your legal and financial lives from one another. In situations where both you and your soon-to-be ex are willing (and hoping) to keep your split as amicable as possible, you may wonder whether you even need to inject an attorney into this process or whether you can divide assets and come to an agreement on your own.