I am remarried and need to go to court to get child support from my ex-wife. I really hate dealing with this situation and I want my current wife to handle it for me, but my attorney keeps saying that she can only talk to me. Why is that? I gave my wife permission to speak with the law firm and am also willing to give the law firm permission to speak with her. It would just be a lot easier if I didn’t have to deal with this myself. What do I do?
Can’t Be Bothered (aka CBB)
We can understand why it seems frustrating that your lawyer will not speak with your current spouse. However, our firm has the same policy. It’s a confidentiality issue. Even if you do want to sign a waiver for us (or any firm) to speak with someone other than you about the specifics of your matter, if you are ever deposed, it could lead to a breach of attorney-client privilege and that could potentially harm your case. Therefore, it is an ethical concern for the attorney. In addition to that, it’s important that you understand the details of your matter and help to make decisions about to handle the matter. You may want to consider addressing these concerns specifically with your attorney so that she can explain it to you and the two of you can develop a good rapport.
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