I really like how you are mediating my divorce. Can I hire you as my divorce lawyer?

Thanks. Many people who decide to mediate their divorce before they file ask me if they can hire me to also be their divorce lawyer.  As much as I would love to help you and appreciate the compliment, once I have started to work with you and your spouse as a mediator, I cannot switch roles and be your legal advocate in your divorce. It would be a conflict of interest. However, I may be able to recommend a few attorneys who I think might be a good fit for you.