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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7-Family Conflicts

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may not represent a wife in a child custody matter if the husband is represented by the lawyer's spouse; the lawyer's colleague may represent the wife as long as the husband consents. [Rule 1.8(i) now allows related lawyers to be directly adverse to one another if the clients consent.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn