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Fulton, IL |
Filed under: Family law

Our lawyer dropped out of our case due to conflict of interest. We presented him with substantial evidence against my ex and one of her family members that could possibly cause both a lot of jail time. Unfortunately not knowing our lawyer had and was still representing that said relative in another matter. So when our lawyer asked him the relative openly admitted to what he had done in our case so therefor caused a conflict of interest so our lawyer had to drop us both as clients.

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  1. you go hire another lawyer, that is where you go from here.


  2. You should hire a new lawyer ASAP. Best wishes to you.

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  3. Find a new attorney using Avvo.com or going to the Illinois State Bar Association website. Good luck.


  4. Depending on the situation, that lawyer may have had a duty to disclose that conflict to you quite some time ago. You should absolutely mention that to your next lawyer, as there may be a case for legal malpractice against your old attorney.

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