Newport News, VA asked in Divorce for Virginia

Q: Is this a breach of attorney client confidentiality in the state of Va?

I am getting divorced. Separated 5yrs. 3 yrs ago I dated a guy who stalked me when we broke up. My soon to be husband hired the lawyer I used for my PO. This lawyer has in writing told his client details of my po case. I’ve read it. Stuff that he only knows bc he represented me. Stuff my husband knew nothing about. I have it writing

What can be done to 1. Kick him off the case 2. Consequence for breach of confidentiality 3. Prevent the information from being used

Also noteworthy both my husband and the individual I was getting the po against are dangerous. My previous lawyer has told my husband his name and thst I was getting a po against him bc he was my boyfriend. This is potentially dangerous for me reasoned for my kids and i

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Sonja Aoun
Sonja Aoun
  • Tysons Corner, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Have you notified the attorney that you did not consent to sharing this information? If not, you should do so and ask that he cease representing your husband. Or, you can ask your attorney to make this request for you. Your husband's lawyer should then withdraw from the case.

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