Endorsed by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Family law is a rewarding practice area, but it’s certainly not without its challenges. There are decisions to be made that are based not only on law, but also on values and morals. These value judgments can raise difficult ethical questions for family lawyers and can also lead to ethics complaints. Mitigate your risk with help from Family Law Ethics: Social Media, Prenuptial Agreements, and Acting as GAL.
The proliferation of social media has changed the practice of law, and it’s a source of potential evidence for family law cases. But lawyers must tread carefully to avoid ethical snags. Ethics authorities and family lawyers will weigh in and offer guidance on how attorneys should conduct themselves online. You’ll explore:
- Ethical concerns with lawyers advertising on social media
- How the disciplinary rules apply to online interactions with witnesses
- Adhering to the duty of confidentiality in online interactions
You’ll also learn best practices for drafting and executing prenuptial agreements. Understand what factors the court will consider in determining whether a prenuptial agreement is valid. Plus, find out what to do if the court ultimately finds a prenuptial agreement invalid at the time of divorce.
Finally, you’ll discuss ways to address the ethical issues faced by guardians ad litem (GALs) in the family court system, including conflicts of interest and maintaining confidentiality when acting as a GAL.
Family Law Ethics: Social Media, Prenuptial Agreements, and Acting as GAL offers the guidance you need to steer clear of ethical mishaps and prevent grievances.