Attorneys are only disqualified if there is a true conflict of interest, and being a friend is not one of them. In most cases, children never testify, so I would say that the attorney is not doing anything wrong given these facts.
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The children will not be questioned in court. This does not appear to be a conflict of interest to me. You should hire counsel and ask them.
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It is highly unlikely that she would be prevented from being the attorney because she knows a party or the children outside of the case. Also, the children are not going to be questioned in court, so that should not be a concern. It is also extremely rare that a minor child would be permitted to testify in court. Good luck to you.
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I agree with Ms. Constantine. There does not appear to be any conflict of interest here. Good luck.
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