A divorce attorney legally and ethically may only represent one party in a divorce action.
Our legal system is an adversarial system of law meaning there is always considered to be two opposing sides to an issue. If one divorce attorney was allowed to represent both sides, it would be like having the same coach for both football teams in the same game. At best, he could only do one side justice and probably neither side would be well served.
Divorce Lawyer Legal Representation vs. Divorce Without A Lawyer
A person is allowed to represent themselves in their own legal action, so it is possible to have only one family law attorney involved in a divorce if either you or your spouse chooses to represent yourself. Keep in mind that the divorce attorney involved only represents the person who has retained, or hired him. It is strongly recommended when you have anything at stake in a divorce and your spouse has retained an attorney, that you should retain your own Wisconsin divorce attorney. If you do not, you will have the disadvantage. Contact John T. Fields & Associates for more information on legal representation in divorce or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a divorce action or special circumstances that involve an annulment or legal separation.