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My ex and I want to get a divorce; we really don’t have anything to split and would like to hire just one attorney. She left our kids and I to go live her life. We have agreed on joint custody of our children.
Asked on April 8, 2018 under Family Law, Texas
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Many people want to know if they can hire just one attorney to represent them both in a divorce. On the face of it, it may seem as though there would be no problem with this in a situation where both parties are on relatively good terms and have worked out most issues. However, at some oint things mat get contentiouse. Accordingly, a lawyer cannot represent both parties in a divorce since it would presents an inherent conflict of interest. Bottom line, you will each need your own lawyer or you can both decide to file for yourselves.
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