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Privileges Uniform Rules of Evidence, Article V Privileges: Spousal Rule 504
Rule 504. Spousal Privilege Confidential marital communications individual has a privilege to refuse to testify and to prevent the individual's spouse or former spouse from testifying as to any confidential communication made by the individual to the spouse during marriage. Communication is confidential if it is made privately by an individual to the individual's spouse and is not intended for disclosure to any other person. Exceptions: No privilege when: Civil Proceeding spouses are adverse parties Criminal Proceeding spouses acted jointly in commission of crime. Any Proceeding in which one spouse is charged w/ crime or tort against the person or property of the other, a minor child of either, an individual resting in the household of either, or a third person if the crime or tort is committed in the course of committing a crime or tort against any of the parties above. Any proceeding discretion of court, if the interests of a minor child of either spouse may be adversely affec...
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