In town attorney or not?


#1

In my recent custody battle with my x, I feel like our attorney told each other more than they should have in order to get us to agreement prior to court. I know this b/c our attorney told us some things about my x that I know she wouldn’t have wanted us to know. These attorneys see each other every day and have a casual relationship. Do you think it’s better to have an out of county attoney or does it really matter?


#2

My opinion is that attorney’s who work in the county are better able to represent their clients as they know the local procedures. I also believe that the professional relationships between attorneys are beneficial and can often help settle cases. Attorneys are bound by the client confidentiality rules, and if your ex suspects a breach she should confront her attorney and may want to consider contacting the state bar.