• WHERE TO GET LEGAL HELP?
A good place to begin is with your own lawyer who can give you a quick
review of your legal rights and advise you how to proceed. If your
lawyer does not handle divorce cases, you will be referred to an attorney
If, however, your family lawyer has been retained by your spouse,
then the lawyer cannot represent you too. In fact, if the lawyer
has been your family lawyer there may be a conflict of interest
and the lawyer cannot represent either of you. Do not attempt to
consult with your spouse's attorney to receive legal advice. It
is unethical for an attorney to represent both sides in a divorce
and to give legal advice to both husband and wife.