Is what I tell my divorce attorney confidential?

The things that you tell a divorce attorney are sensitive, maybe even more sensitive than the kind of information you might communicate to any other kind of attorney. A personal injury attorney usually comes to mind first; to her, you might only give details of your medical history related to a particular accident. While that…

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Second Saturday: Divorce Seminars for Virginia Women

It’s overwhelming to face a big process that you’ve never faced before. Divorce is no exception. In fact, in most cases, it seems to me like it’s the fear of the unknown – the what COULD happens – that keep most women lying awake at night. In many cases, these fears aren’t real or nameable….

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Attorney Client Privilege and Virginia Divorce

As you’re probably already aware, when you tell your attorney secrets, they are generally protected by attorney client privilege. That means that the attorney can’t tell anyone what you’ve told them. Of course, ethically, there are a few exceptions – like, if you tell us you’re about to commit a crime, particularly if that crime…

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Your Divorce, Your Words

Every so often, I meet someone who thinks he (well, usually it’s a he) knows more about the divorce than the woman who is supposed to become my client. They try to strong arm the conversation, to steer it in their direction, and to do everything in their power to “help” the divorcing woman. A…

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Can someone sit in on my consultation with me?

Yesterday, I got a call from a very grouchy man. It’s not too often I have calls from men, since we represent women only, and we can’t schedule appointments for any men at all. This man, though, was angry because he was calling to pay for a consultation with one of our attorneys for his…

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Confidentiality in Virginia Divorce

Divorce is a sensitive subject. There’s no doubt about it; sometimes, in the midst of an ongoing divorce case, we have to talk about things that are embarrassing, uncomfortable, or that you would just generally prefer not be public knowledge. Divorce is also complicated. There are a lot of laws involved and, because so many…

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