How to Handle Conflicts of Interest

How to Handle Conflicts of Interest

Make sure to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct

When spouses seek advice from their attorney in implementing an estate plan, they likely expect that he’ll represent each of their interests. The Model Rules of Professional Conduct (the Rules) prohibit an attorney from representing two clients if their interests are directly adverse.1 As the Bible proclaims (in a slightly different context): No man can serve two masters.2


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