Why Not Use The Attorneys Who Did Your Estate Plan For Divorce?
If that attorney saw you and your spouse together to accomplish your estate planning, then the two of you collectively are considered his client. That means what one spouse discloses to that attorney, may be disclosed to the other spouse. Ethical considerations prohibit that attorney from agreeing to withhold information from the other spouse, unless you and your spouse signed an agreement allowing that attorney to withhold information. Unless you wish your spouse to know your new plans for your estate, then you need a new attorney to change your estate plan.
Copyright 2003 – Louis A. Barrelli