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    My attorney represented my wife in our divorce and 3 weeks after the divorce he slept with her.
    There is no dispute about the facts, but is that legal or ethical of the attorney? Could he be disciplined by the BAR for that?

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    Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

    Originally posted by Tofu2 View Post
    My attorney represented my wife in our divorce
    Well, obviously, he wasn't your attorney any more.

    Originally posted by Tofu2 View Post
    3 weeks after the divorce he slept with her.
    There is no dispute about the facts, but is that legal or ethical of the attorney?
    The attorney/client relationship was over when the divorce was final so I doubt that anything illegal or unethical happened.

    Originally posted by Tofu2 View Post
    Could he be disciplined by the BAR for that?
    Call up the BAR and ask.

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    • #3
      Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

      Originally posted by Tofu2 View Post
      There is no dispute about the facts...
      Oh? Were you present when they were in bed together?

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      • #4
        Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

        It is against the ethics of an attorney. You can file a complaint with the BAR where the attorney belongs to. In this regard you are required to present evidence regarding the incident.

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        • #5
          Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

          I don't see having sex (if that indeed happened) with an ex-client as being an issue.

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          • #6
            Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

            Originally posted by Highwayman View Post
            I don't see having sex (if that indeed happened) with an ex-client as being an issue.

            It is unprofessional and unethical if happening during a case or shortly thereafter.
            The client is often in a vulnerable position and the attorney should not take advantage of that.

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            • #7
              Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

              That's a crazy story and makes me wonder what else was going on with all three of you.

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              • #8
                Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                Originally posted by Tofu2 View Post
                My attorney represented my wife in our divorce and 3 weeks after the divorce he slept with her.
                There is no dispute about the facts, but is that legal or ethical of the attorney? Could he be disciplined by the BAR for that?
                Assuming that is all true, I think the Bar would take a dim view of that kind of behavior especially in today's climate.

                It would seem that something was developing even while the representation was occurring and that poses many attorney-client problems for obvious reasons.

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                • #9
                  Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                  I'd be curious to know how Tofu knows that for sure. Maybe he was hiding in a closet watching? If not then he doesn't know and it's a non-issue.

                  It seems like he is yet another poster here who never returns.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                    They both admit the facts I stated.
                    As ugly as that is.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                      I am still considering pursuing it with the Bar authorities.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                        Originally posted by Tofu2 View Post
                        I am still considering pursuing it with the Bar authorities.
                        Go ahead, but a personal relationship that commenced after the professional relationship ended shouldn't be any cause for discipline.

                        By the way, if he was YOUR attorney why was he representing your wife?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                          And why did they tell you?
                          After all, you were divorced.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                            You know how x wives can be!!

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                              Re: Attorney slept with my ex-wife

                              Originally posted by Tofu2 View Post
                              My attorney represented my wife in our divorce and 3 weeks after the divorce he slept with her.
                              There is no dispute about the facts, but is that legal or ethical of the attorney? Could he be disciplined by the BAR for that?
                              why do you care

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