In our firm, it’s not unusual for us to be the only attorney in a divorce case. I can’t really speak for other attorneys, but there are a few things you should be aware of in this situation. First and foremost, an attorney can only represent one spouse. Specifically, in a divorce case, only one spouse is the real “client” and the attorney can only advise his or her client. The attorney can’t give legal advice to the other spouse.
With that said, when we’re the only attorney in a case, we don’t give advice to the other spouse and most of the time, we won’t even meet with the other spouse. However, that doesn’t mean that we’re going to take advantage of the situation and try to get a one-sided agreement.
Hiring one attorney is becoming an increasingly popular option to save money. If you’re interested in learning how this option works, you should take a look at the No Nonsense Divorce.