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2-Adversity to Former Clients

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may represent a spouse in a no-fault divorce and in negotiating a property settlement although the lawyer previously represented both husband and wife in their home purchase, as long as the lawyer had not acquired "any type of special knowledge" during the earlier representation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn