If my spouse hires an attorney, do I have to have one too?

Although you technically do not have to have an attorney also, going it alone is very ill-advised.  Regardless of what your spouse says, it is the duty of your spouse's attorney to zealously represent your spouse and obtain whatever advantage he or she can within the bounds of the law and legal ethics.  Your spouse's attorney has no duty to see that you are treated fairly.  You need someone to protect your interests so that you are not taken advantage of.  

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