Divorce Lawyer: Same Lawyer for Both Parties

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Can a divorce lawyer represent both myself and my spouse if we have an agreed settlement?

Divorce Lawyer: Same Lawyer for Both Parties

To answer the question of whether a divorce lawyer can represent both parties in a divorce, in short, no. Because of the oath that any lawyer takes, it is unethical and illegal to represent two parties who have the same, yet differing interests in a lawsuit. Filing for divorce is filing a lawsuit essentially between two parties that have either agreed or alleged that the marriage relationship and contract is no longer viable. Even when parties agree on all the issues, a divorce lawyer can only legally represent one party. It might be advisable for both parties to seek legal advice to make sure that their interests are being fairly represented in any matter, including filing for divorce.

   

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