§5.32 Marital Confidences Privilege

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.32 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-67

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-67

9 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018

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Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This article addresses the marital confidences privilege. This privilege applies to confidential communications by spouses made during the course of their marriage. The privilege continues even after the termination of the marriage. The privilege protects communications only, but includes conduct that is communicative in nature. Under the prevailing view, both spouses hold the confidences privilege.

Keywords: martial confidences, spousal confidences, marital communications, spousal communications, marital privileges, spousal privileges

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §5.32 Marital Confidences Privilege (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.32 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-67; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-67. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277044

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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