Can You Bring Someone With You to an Attorney Meeting
Can you bring someone with you when you meet with your attorney?
I’m Jaclyn Robertson with JR Law Group and today I’m just quickly answering one of the questions we’ve been getting a lot lately.
The long and short is, yes, absolutely. You are welcome to bring whoever you choose to come and meet with your attorney, whether it be an initial consultation, or throughout the divorce process.
The only thing we would add to that would be that to the extent that person is present, our communications, your attorney, and yourself, that privilege is going to be waived for the extent that they’re there for the conversation.
However, I will point out that after the meeting is over, that doesn’t mean that that person can call and talk to your attorney. You will have to do an express waiver in writing if you want to give that person permission to contact directly your attorney.
The other thing I would caution as well, a support system is absolutely great and encouraged throughout this process. If you do bring someone to these meetings with your attorney and or to mediation, or to a court hearing, you just want to make sure that it’s someone that’s truly going to be supportive of you and the process, not someone that’s going to have too many of their own opinions or make the process even more challenging for you, or someone that you’re going to have to carry through the process.
So we encourage the support. We think it’s great. You can bring someone, just choose wisely and make sure that you know that beyond that you have to waive it in writing if they’re going to be involved in the process in more detail. And that’s it for Family Law Friday.
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