OVERLAND PARK DIVORCE LAWYER ANSWERS: CAN A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY REPRESENT BOTH PARTIES IN A DIVORCE?
Hi, my name is Lauren Fields. I’m an attorney on the domestic litigation team at Roth Davies. Today I am going to answer some common questions asked to attorneys in divorce cases. Can a family law attorney represent both parties in a divorce? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Due to our ethical rules, an attorney can not represent both parties because there is a potential conflict of interest. That means the parties might be requesting the attorney to do something that is contrary to the other person’s interests. Therefore, even in an uncontested divorce, a attorney cannot represent both parties because of that potential ethical issue.