Can We Use The Same Lawyer?
Can you and your ex use the same lawyer? No!
One lawyer cannot represent both sides of the case.One lawyer cannot represent both sides of the case. There are no two ways about this, period! The lawyer is either your lawyer or her lawyer. The lawyer may meet with both of you to get information to prepare the case, but sooner or later, you are going to discover the lawyer is representing one of you and not the other. Guess what? If you are not sure which one of you the lawyer is helping, it probably means that is because the other party is the client!
What if I'm not sure who is the client?If you meet with an attorney and you are not sure if they are representing you or not, you have probably either walked into an ambush or a very shady deal. Get your own attorney. Getting representation in an uncontested divorce or other simple legal matter is not that costly and can save you a fortune worth of grief in the long run. It is money well spent to ensure that someone is looking out for you.