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The LRIS Explains this Sensitive Area of Family Law
When a couple decides to separate or divorce, it is necessary to legally determine where the children will live, who will have the responsibility to make decisions concerning the children, and how the parents will share time with the children. In order to answer these questions, the couple needs to try to work together to figure out child custody and child visitation arrangements.
When you are in the middle of ending a marriage, sharing a divorce lawyer may seem like a good idea, especially because it can lower the attorney fees. While you always have the option to share a dissolution attorney between you and your spouse or partner, here are a few reasons why you may want to hire your own divorce lawyer instead:
- Conflict of Interest: If you have one lawyer between the two of you, then it can be difficult for the attorney to represent both of your best interests. What may seem acceptable to one party could be upsetting to the other, which can cause friction between them. This leads us to our next point, which is the emotional challenge of sharing a lawyer.
- Emotions: When a couple decides on a joint approach to ending a marriage or partnership, they often do so becau