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Lawyer who drafts own PSA owes "special" duties (access required)

Where a lawyer drafted the property settlement agreement between himself and his wife and advised his wife on divorce law, he had a fiduciary "special relationship" with the wife, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. Because of this relationship, the attorney/husband committed constructive fraud when he failed to disclose ...