Can I call my spouse’s lawyer if mine is out of town?

I need to discuss certain aspects of my case. Can I call my spouse’s lawyer if mine is out of town?

By Betty L. Gabriel
March 03, 2016
calling spouse’s lawyer

Unfortunately, you cannot. Once you have retained a lawyer, you are no longer permitted to contact your spouse’s lawyer in the event that yours is unavailable. This is done to ensure one stream of communication. Furthermore, you retained a lawyer for a reason, which is why all communication then goes via the lawyer. On a final note, your spouse’s lawyer is, also, not permitted to talk to you if you have retained a lawyer of your own. They will advise you of this or, simply, not take your phone call.


Betty L. Gabriel is a family lawyer at Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick in Richmond, BC. View the firm’s Divorce Magazine profile here.

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March 03, 2016
Categories:  Legal Issues|FAQs

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