Can the attorney represent his wife in a child modification case? 2 Answers as of July 27, 2012My ex wife who is married to an attorney is using her husband to represent her in a child support modification case. He has her name on the court docs as her last married name instead of her current name which is the same as his. Is this a conflict of interest
Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc. | Mark Brown
It is not a conflict of interest. The interest of your former wife is completely aligned with that of her current husband/attorney. Regarding the name on the pleadings, the court often prefers that the names on the former "caption" be used in the new modification case to avoid confusion. The fact that your former wife is receiving "free" legal assistance may be bothersome, but it is not improper in any way.
Answer Applies to: Washington