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Conflict of Interest Representing Opposing Parties

Bob and Patricia are separated, and they both want a divorce. They would like to have a joint custody arrangement in which their son would spend time with each parent during the year. The only marital property is a house, which they agree should be sold, with each to get one-half of the proceeds. Mary X is an attorney whom Bob and Patricia know and trust. They want her to represent both of them in their divorce, is there any ethical problems to this?

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There are always ethical issues when an attorney represents two sides of the same conflict, especially in something as emotional as divorce. Even though the parties may be amicable and agreeable to the terms of the ...