Always use council to represent you!
I made the crucial mistake to not be represented by council during my divorce negotiations and have been paying, literally, for the final outcome ever since and until December 2027.
Gentlemen, under no circumstances should you ever represent yourself. You should always strive to settle with Child Support and possibly Alimony/Spousal Support. Avoid terms such as Equitable Division of Property OR Business Buyout.
Make sure you use and state your income in the appropriate forms and remember, the national average is 20% of gross income. Never go higher than that!