Monday, August 19, 2013

Can my boyfriend/new wife/mother/daughter/friend come with me to meet with my attorney?

Short Answer: YES, but you may want to THINK TWICE. 

The 5 most popular 'type' of people who accompany our Divorce clientele to their consultation:

1. New spouse (for post-judgment support modification requests)
2. New girlfriend / boyfriend
3. Mother and/or Father
4. Friend 
5. Sibling

What's wrong with having a support person join you in the consultation? 

While we love meeting your family and friends (and often do), sometimes we need to be careful with whether or not they attend your legal consultation. If you bring a third party into your conversation with your (potential or actual) attorney, you waive the attorney / client privilege for the conversation that occurs. In other words, you consultation is NO LONGER PRIVATE in that it can be "discoverable" in court.

2 comments:

  1. From the start they were very competent, knowledgeable and professional. My case quickly became complicated when some disturbing allegations surfaced having to do with my children's mother. Nathan @ KSB Fam Law

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  2. If you bring a third party into your conversation with your (potential or actual) attorney, you waive the attorney / client privilege for the conversation that occurs.

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