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TitleEthical Obligations to Children in Marital Dissolutions
Author(s)Parnian Toofanian
First Page197
AbstractFamily lawyers experience difficulty in representing their divorce clients without acknowledging the interests of their client's children. Parents with young children currently constitute the majority of the divorcing population. Children are not formal parties to their parents' marital dissolution proceedings. The question becomes the extent of a divorce lawyer's obligations to consider or protect the interests of the client's children when those interests may not coincide perfectly with the interests of the client. These obligations, if any, would appear most clearly in malpractice litigation and in codes of professional conduct.