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2-Adversity to Former Clients

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may represent a wife in custody and support matter although the lawyer formerly represented the husband in an unrelated matter, but must withdraw if the lawyer learns that confidences acquired from the husband in earlier representation would be relevant to the custody and support issue.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn