It depends. If you and your spouse can amicably agree upon all the disputed issues and have the patience to correctly exchange all the required C.R.C.P. 16.2 discovery and can accurately complete and file all the required paperwork, then you may not need an attorney. Although it may be beneficial to hire an attorney simply to review what you have done. Anderson & Travis offers such services.
For those cases involving contested child support, parenting time, maintenance, property (particularly business valuations), this will require assistance of an attorney. Contested parenting time cases often involve experts and heated factual disputes. It is important to have an attorney that can guide you through the expert process and vigorously represent you during this very difficult time. Similarly, contested cases regarding maintenance (alimony) can be fact-intensive disputes over each party’s income, including whether one party is volunteering under-employed and should be imputed income (the court determines what income they should be able to earn). Anderson & Travis has vast experience litigating these issues.