How can I request a different Judge? 11 Answers as of November 29, 2012
The judge in my visitation case is close friends with my ex-husbands wife (her former boss) and seems to be causing conflicts with my visitation. How can I request or can I request, and different judge.
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| John Russo
If what you claim is true and the Judge is a friend of your ex-husbands wife, and everyone has knowledge of this you can ask the Judge to recuse themselves, but you better be sure of this relationship and be able to prove it, because if you are wrong you will now have one pis_ _d off judge to deal with, and if you think you are getting the short end now wait and see what you get after.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
| John Kirchner
You can bring the matter to the judge's attention; it will his decision as to whether to recuse himself. If he denies your request for him to recuse himself, and If you think he is wrong, you have the right to an appeal .
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Hamblin Law Office
| Sally Hamblin
File a motion for him to remove himself based on bias, prejudice, or conflict of interest.vv If he refuses.appeal. He should have made a statement about his knowledge of the woman and if anyone objected.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Woods, May & Matlock, PC
| Robert J. Matlock
It is almost impossible to move a case from one court to another unless the judge has a policy of allowing that to happen. I suggest you hire a lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Texas
LAW OFFICE OF ANNE B. HOWARD
| Anne B. Howard
You typically can't change judges once a judge starts on your case. However, if there's a problem with bias, you can file a motion to challenge the judge. You will probably need legal help to do this.
Answer Applies to: California
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