Does Transfer of Attorney FEES make the Attorney employee of the other party? Can it create a conflict of interest scenario?

Asked about 1 year ago - Snohomish, WA

In Legal Separation case, is it possible to require an attorney disqualification based on conflict of interest caused by Transfer of Attorney Fees? OR — Alternatively, to AGREE TO THE TRANSFER of ATTORNEY FEES, then, since they are being paid and retained by you - either call for conflict of interest, OR just terminate their employ, immediately, as their services are no longer required.

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  1. Christopher Michael Davis

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    Answered . Your question is a bit unclear.

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  2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy

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    Answered . Your question is a little unclear. In matrimonial cases, it is not at all unusual for the monied spouse to pay for part or all of the attorney fees of the spouse who has less money. That doesn't disqualify either lawyer.

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