LEO 774:

Domestic Relations—Conflict of Interest—Prior Representation.

March 11, 1986


It is not improper for an attorney to represent a husband in the preparation of a property settlement agreement during the course of a no-fault divorce when said attorney previously represented both husband and wife in the closing of a second mortgage on the couple's home, so long as the attorney did not obtain confidences or secrets during the prior representation which may be used to the disadvantage of the wife or for the advantage of the husband. [DR:4-101(B), DR:5-105(D)]


Committee Opinion March 11, 1986




See also LE Op. 1032


LEO: Domestic Relations - Conflict of Interest, LE Op. 774 (1986)

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