November 01, 2001

Avoiding Conflicts in Estate Planning: An Estate Planning Lawyer’s Perspective (2001, 15:06)

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.

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