LEO: Domestic Relations - Preparing Pleadings LE Op. 876
Domestic Relations - Preparing Pleadings for
February 2, 1987
It is not improper for an attorney to prepare a separation agreement on
behalf of a client and to forward same for signature to an out-of-state
unrepresented spouse who would, under the terms of the agreement were he
to sign, relinquish title to various parcels of land owned jointly. The
attorney must advise the unrepresented party to secure counsel and inform
the unrepresented party that the attorney represents the interests of his
client, which interest are or may be adverse to the interests of the
unrepresented party. [ DR:7-103(A)(2) and (B), LE Op. 644, LE Op. 669,
LE Op. 689].
Committee Opinion February 2, 1987
See also LE Op. 884, LE Op. 890, LE Op. 1167, and LE Op. 1344.