Attorney, who had assisted husband in obtaining lawful permanent resident (LPR) immigration status for husband’s wife, was not required to obtain husband’s informed consent before drafting marital separation agreements as wife’s attorney; any confidential information shared between husband and attorney in immigration matter was not substantially related to, and therefore could not have been used to detriment of husband in drafting separation agreements, as immigration petitions and separation agreements involved wholly different practical areas of law and issues, and any confidential information provided in immigration matter was irrelevant to drafting of first separation agreement, for which wife provided new documentation.
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