Norcross, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: I want to know if I preface a subject with "hypothetically speaking" does this enable my attorney to proceed as if the

I am going through a divorce/custody and I want to be frank with my lawyer and discuss something that may potentially damage my case. I want to know if I preface a subject with "hypothetically speaking" does this enable my attorney to proceed as if the topic had not been discussed? Before I was married a grew marijuana and my wife knows about this but never saw it in person. I would like to discuss this with my attorney as several of my witnesses know about this as well, and I am worried that they will not want to purger themselves if we go to trial, but I do not want to put myself in a position where mt attorney will not be able to proceed as if the topic had not been discussed. Please advise?

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Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you believe that your wife will try to use this information against you in your case, you need to disclose it to your attorney. Your attorney can't prepare for what they have no knowledge of. The first time they hear that you used to grow marijuana should not be at court. Allowing them to be blindsided will only hurt you. If you tell them now, you can prepare your response if this comes up at trial.

Regina Irene Edwards agrees with this answer

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with the below answer. You need to be honest with the attorney that you hired to give you advice.

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