No.  Even the most amicable of divorcing couples usually have differing interests.  For this reason, it is never recommended that an attorney represent both parties to a divorce.   An attorney in North Carolina is ethically prohibited from representing two people with conflicting interests who are in dispute.

Sometimes couples have reached agreements without understanding all of their rights under the law. A client often will benefit from receiving further legal advice on matters such as tax considerations, retirement, and health insurance issues.

It is not uncommon for one party to retain a lawyer and for the other party not to do so.  In such cases, the party with the attorney files the Complaint, and prepares the agreements reached between the parties.  The documents are typically sent to the unrepresented spouse for approval.  If your spouse has filed for divorce and said that you do not need an attorney, you should nevertheless meet with a lawyer for advice on how proceeding without a lawyer could affect your legal rights.

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