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Ways a Family Lawyer Cannot Help You

In Child Custody, Child Support, Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

Separations and divorces encompass a broad array of issues that must be resolved. This includes emergency protective orders, separation agreements, property division, post separation support, child support, child custody, and absolute divorce. It can be incredibly reassuring to have an attorney to skillfully guide you through these issues into the future. Attorneys have a duty to follow the direction of their clients and to zealously fight to achieve clients’ goals. However, as you enter an attorney-client relationship with a family lawyer, it is critical that you understand that there are limits to what an attorney can do when representing you. Ways a Family Lawyer Cannot Help You Advise a client to commit a crime. The rules of professional conduct prohibit an attorney from assisting a client to commit a criminal …