LEO: Conflict of Interest — Preparation of, LE Op. 669
Conflict of Interest — Preparation of Waivers and/or Answers in Domestic Relations Cases.
February 20, 1985
It is improper for an attorney in a divorce case to prepare pleadings--including either a waiver of notice or an answer--for both parties or for an unrepresented defendant.
It is improper for said attorney knowingly to provide sample forms for such pleadings for the defendant which might be copied and used by the whether or not the divorce case is based upon the “no fault” ground and whether or not the issues of custody, support, equitable distribution or attorney's fees are in controversy. [LE Op. 535]
Committee Opinion February 20, 1985
See also LE Op. 876, LE Op. 884, and LE Op. 890
LEO: Conflict of Interest - Preparation of, LE Op. 669 (1985)