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Old 10-20-2016, 07:15 AM   #1
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Can an attorney represent both my girlfriend and my ex-wife for child support? My ex-wife has requested a modification on child support order and is being represented by the same attorney hired by my girlfriend. My girlfrient hired the attorney 2 years ago who currently has the rights to my girlfriend's child support to her ex-husband.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:38 PM   #2
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The representation of your girlfriend most likely did not reveal anything personal or confidential in a legal manner about you. But if it did then you could file a motion to disqualify him. The representation itself is not illegal or a conflict of interest. You would have to identify the information that you think makes the representation a conflict of interest.
At this point they really are two separate matters.
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Old 10-22-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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Is there any issue that the attorney knows due to past representation that will somehow be harmful to you in the current matter?
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Old 10-23-2016, 12:56 PM   #4
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The fact he once represented your girlfriend does NOT automatically exclude him from representing your ex.

You have to have specific reasons to overcome the presumption that it is OK.
And the attorney has an ethics duty to disqualify himself if sees a conflict.
So he does not see a conflict presumably.
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Hi,
In my opinion, it is the right of an attorney to take the decision regarding this issue. If he thinks, he is capable of handling both cases, then he can do.You don't worry about this.
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