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Whether you are newly divorced or in the thick of divorce proceedings, the approaching holidays can put you in a funk or have you behaving in ways that just aren’t you. Everything has changed, and now all the traditions you had with your ex and...
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Divorce is stressful for everyone in a family. The emotional turmoil a child can experience is especially distressing. To prevent unnecessary suffering, some parents stay together for the sake of their kids; others simply have no choice but to split up. Either way, children feel...
March 18, 2019
3 yearsago

cannot use same michigan divorce lawyer femminineo attorneysYou may think that sharing a divorce lawyer with your ex will save you both money and simplify and expedite the process. A nice thought, in theory, especially if you are both looking forward to a speedy divorce and believe you can put your differences aside for the sake of the kids. There are plenty of reasons, however, that you can’t use the same Michigan divorce lawyer.

1. It’s unethical to share a divorce attorney.

Michigan divorce attorneys are prohibited from representing two clients who have conflicting interests. You are, quite clearly, opposing parties in a divorce lawsuit, so how can the same divorce lawyer adequately advocate for both of you?

A divorce lawyer is your legal wunderkind, your support system, your advisor. They are on your side and negotiate for you – that’s not a relationship you want to share, even if you could.

2. You and your ex aren’t as amicable as you might think.

If your choice to split up is mutual and you and your ex are on good terms, don’t be swayed by a momentary peace. That ability to get along during divorce that you brag about is often too good to be true. When it’s time to talk about assets and kids, you’ll argue.

When your opinion differs from your ex’s, your lawyer can’t be in both your corners. You want to make sure you get the house or the dog. You want full custody of your kids or you want a more generous allotment of parenting time. Whatever the issue on the table, you and your soon-to-be ex will have disagreements, and you want a lawyer who knows what’s in your best interest and fights to reach your goals, not your ex’s.

If you truly believe you can get through you divorce without conflict, mediation is always an option, or the collaborative law process. However, both situations can go up in flames, which will lead to you needing to hire your own divorce lawyer anyway. When you meet with Michigan divorce attorneys for your no-cost consultation, ask questions about how your divorce can happen and whether mediation is right for you.

3. Your divorce will be costly no matter what.

In one last effort to work together and save money together, some divorcing couples take the risk of hiring one divorce attorney to represent only one of them. The ex without their own legal representation agrees to the divorce judgment that is drawn up. Potentially, you could blindly sign away assets and rights and find out too late that everything you agreed to was not in your best interest. At that point, it’s nearly impossible to undo what has been done.

You may think you’re winning and outsmarting the system by not hiring a divorce lawyer, but you could find yourself responsible for paying a bigger share of marital debt, getting screwed come tax season, or having far less time with your children than you deserve.

Choose Your Macomb County Divorce Lawyer

When you are in the process of hiring a Macomb County divorce lawyer, it’s important know the qualities to look for in a Michigan divorce lawyer. Schedule your consultation with Femminineo Attorneys PLLC in Mount Clemens. Get the no-cost advice you need to get your divorce started the right way. Contact us today.

What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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