Deciding it is time to end your marriage is never an easy thing. The stress and emotional toll can turn normally good, decent people into not-so-nice people. Some people feel that by not having a divorce attorney involved, there will be less tension and bitterness. You may prepare and file the divorce papers yourself, or have a paralegal do it and save on the financial aspect of divorce. However, if your spouse contests the divorce, you need to hire a lawyer, like Robert L.