What can I do about a child support judge being a conflict of interest? 12 Answers as of April 27, 2016

I have a child support case. The grandmother of my kid used to work at the court with the judge. I believe it's a conflict of interest. Is there anything I can do?

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Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
This does not appear to be a conflict of interest.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 4/27/2016
Law Offices of Helene Ellenbogen, P.S.H | Helene Ellenbogen
Yes, you can ask the judge to recuse himself.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/26/2016
GordenLaw, LLC
GordenLaw, LLC | Vanessa J. Gorden
You can request the Court recuse himself or herself and have a different judge handle the matter. Judges typically want to avoid even the appearance of favoritism and will comply with this request if it is reasonable.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 4/26/2016
Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff | Barton R. Resnicoff
You can raise it and ask the Support Magistrate to recuse him/herself. Be aware that just bringing the conflict to the attention of the SM may result in recusal; or you may have to explain it in more detail.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/26/2016
The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar
The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar | Mandy J. McKellar
You should file a motion regarding this. The judge will then determine if there is any bias or conflict.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 4/26/2016
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
    The fact that a family member worked at the court with the judge would not be considered a conflict of interest. Child support is determined by very specific factors known as the Florida Child Support Guidelines.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 4/26/2016
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    You should file the appropriate motion with the court calling this matter to the courts attention. Please be familiar with the local rules on how this is to process.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/26/2016
    Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
    You can ask that the judge recuse himself based on the potential conflict of interest.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/26/2016
    Peggy M. Raddatz
    Peggy M. Raddatz | Peggy M. Raddatz
    Just working together does not mean there is a conflict especially when neither of the litigants are the subject of the conflict. Discuss this matter with the lawyer representing the party who is possibly seeking to remove the judge due to a possible conflict.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/26/2016
    Petit & Dommershausen SC
    Petit & Dommershausen SC | Tajara Dommershausen
    You can ask the court to recuse themselves but it is up to the judge whether they do. Child support is guideline driven in WI.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 4/26/2016
    Law Office of Darin Kanfer | Darin J. Kanfer
    File a motion asking the judge to recuse themselves.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/26/2016
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