Avoiding Conflicts in Estate Planning: An Estate Planning Lawyer’s Perspective
Probate and Property, November/December 2001, Volume 15, Number 6
By Michael V. Bourland and David P. Dunning
Michael V. Bourland and David P. Dunning are members of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C., in Fort Worth, Texas.
Connolly Oyler is correct in his article’s conclusion that a lawyer should exercise caution before undertaking a joint representation of multiple clients. But in appropriate circumstances, joint representation can be a very effective, efficient, and professional method of providing legal services—and perhaps even a better method of providing legal services than separate representation for each person.