8. Allowing your spouse to convince you to not hire an attorney
If your spouse has hired a lawyer, you have to hire one quickly. If you don’t, you are an amateur playing against professionals One underhand tactic is for a spouse’s attorney to offer to represent both parties to save time and money. Not only is it unethical, but it also creates a conflict of interest.
The process is designed to be adversarial, and there is no way a lawyer can fairly represent you both. The odds are that your spouse has something to hide or something she wants, and she knows that if you hire a lawyer it will be more difficult to achieve that goal.