LEO: Conflict of Interest - Domestic Relations LE Op. 766
Conflict of Interest - Domestic Relations -
Subsequent Representation Adverse
to Former Client.
January 17, 1986
An attorney first represented husband and wife in litigation against the
wife's first husband for support of a child of the first marriage. It is
not improper for the attorney to represent the current husband in divorce
and custody proceedings not involving the child of the first suit,
assuming the attorney did not receive information in the course of the
first litigation which would be a confidence or secret and which would
give the current husband an unfair advantage. [See DR:4-101(B), DR:5-105(
Committee Opinion January 17, 1986
See also LE Op. 1180.