Lawyers have a combination of intelligence, education, and experience that will give you the best chance in court that money can buy. And anyone who does not know what a lawyer can do for you is in extra special need of an attorney if they are heading to court.
Also, bear in mind that court is not the only thing that attorneys do. Many attorneys, in fact, never step into court. They spend their time drafting documents (like contracts), counseling clients, negotiating agreements, and other inanely boring stuff so that people like yourself can have a wonderful life.
there should be some kind of legal aid in dallas that has spanish speaking attorneys on their payroll, maybe going to the local spanish speaking association or even social services could point you in the right direction look in the phone book yellow pages for your mom and im sure that will give you some ideas to help your mom sounds like you are a good kid in a tough spot and mom i'm sure is proud of you and so am i for trying to help her maybe talking to some older people that speak spanish would help as they know a lot more than someone your age and if they speak spanish they might be more likely to know of someone that could help you don't always need an attorney to get a divorce but it is usually the best thing, there is legal aid in every large city and dallas is no exception maybe your school counselor could help u find the number to give to your mom. good luck i'm pulling for you