Not one for all
When facing a Divorce, with the need for a qualified
Family Lawyer to protect
your interests, there may be the consideration of retaining one attorney. There are false beliefs in this area. A
Family Law attorney is obligated to represent only one party to the action, and is therefore precluded from representing both parties to a divorce. It would be a potential conflict of interest for one attorney to provide legal representation to two divorcing people.
This does not mean both husband and wife must hire separate counsel. Perhaps both have agreed on all issues pertaining to the divorce, and litigation will not be necessary in the family law court. When this is the case, our skilled lawyers will discuss your options with the interest of settling through a property settlement agreement, and filing appropriate documents with the concurrence of the non-represented party. However, only one party to the divorce action can be represented by a given attorney. The person who is unrepresented by legal counsel may wish to consult with independent counsel at any time to have the documents reviewed.