The Client - Divorce Attorney Relationship: Candor Required


J. Benjamin Stevens in the South Carolina Family Law Blog, discusses what he calls the “Three Meeting Rule.” According to Stevens, it takes three meetings with a client for an attorney to get a true view of a case.

As Stevens points out, one meeting is wholly insufficient to learn the intricacies of a case.

The types of issues that a client needs to discuss with his attorney in Family Court cases can be (and often are) embarrassing. Imagine for a moment what it must be like to have to tell a complete stranger the most intimate details of your married life, to perhaps have to relive a particularly painful incident, or to admit to some extremely embarrassing things that you have done. Doesn't sound like much fun, does it?

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