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I was given unsolicited information by a family friend that

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I was given unsolicited information by a family friend that could prove to be very helpful in our custody case. I would like to share this information with our attorney so that he could take the steps to obtain documents that would prove it. Problem is I think the friend did something illegal in order to find the information. I do not want this person to get in trouble, they were only trying to help. Can I share the information with my attorney without putting my friend at risk?

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You can absolutely share the information with your attorney and ask that it be covered by the attorney/client privilege. Your attorney could get an idea of how to pursue this matter further, including trying to come up with a valid way to present the information that would not get your friend in trouble.

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An attorney only has an obligation to break privilege if he/she has information concerning a crime that will be committed or to prevent harm to another individual.

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For crimes that have already happened, an attorney does not have to break privilege.

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