Yes. In fact, if you are thinking about a short sale, it is very important to have an attorney's help to make sure that the sale doesn't cause you more problems than it solves. In a short sale, there is an agreement with your lender to accept less than the amount that you owe on the mortgage in satisfaction of the debt. A short sale can affect your credit score, and you will want to make sure that you will not be responsible for payment of the difference between your mortgage balance and the sale price. An attorney can make sure that you understand the risks and benefits of a short sale.