Yes. With the availability of quick answers on the Internet and websites peddling legal documents and advice, many people think they will save time and money by not hiring an attorney. However, it is always in your best interest to hire an attorney when you are involved in a legal matter.
Saving money by not hiring a lawyer now may cost you more than money later on.
If you choose to proceed pro se, you will be held to the same rules of law and standards of conduct as an attorney. The Court does not bend the rules for pro se litigants.
It is your right to represent yourself, however you should not do so without considering the potential consequences.