§5.32 Marital Confidences Privilege
C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.32 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)
9 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018
Date Written: 2018
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
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