These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

68-Lawyers Acting as Mediators

73-Family Law Lawyers

As long as both the husband and wife consent, a lawyer may draft a child support agreement and give non-partisan advice as long as the lawyer is not negotiating the matter and simply memorializing the agreement already reached. [This LEO was effectively overruled by Rule 2.2(d).]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn