Can a child claim attorney-client privilege communications against their parents?

Asked 9 months ago - North Las Vegas, NV

or does the attorney have to report any information received from the child client to the client's parents or guardians?

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  1. Richard Edmund Hawkins


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . The caselaw is overwhelming that the child, not the parent, is the client.

    For that matter, *any* time one person pays for another's attorney service, the client is the client, and there is no right to information or control by the paying party.

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