No lawyer can ethically represent your mother and withhold disclosure to her of HER legal options in favor of the options that suit YOU, even if you are paying. That dog won't hunt.
NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. DO NOT RELY ON ANY ADVICE YOU RECEIVE FROM ME OR ANY OTHER ATTORNEY IN THIS FORUM. Legal advice comes after a complete review of the facts and relevant documents and an expressed (written) agreement of representation that forms attorney-client confidentiality. Neither of these two events can occur in this forum. Mr. Rafter is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the US Federal Courts in Virginia. His answers to any Avvo question are rooted in general legal principles--NOT your specific state laws. There is no implied or actual attorney-client relationship arising from this education exchange. You should speak with an attorney licensed in your state, to whom you have provided all the facts before you take steps that may impact your legal rights. Mr. Rafter is under no obligation to answer subsequent emails or phone calls related to this or any other matter.
No lawyer can ethically do what you are asking, so don't waste your money.
The information provided in this answer does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not considered to be legal advice.
I think you can pay a lawyer not to represent your mother but to explain to you the conditions of the agreement your mother is being offered. If that is what you need done.
If you hire a lawyer to represent your mother I agree , in part with some of the other answers. The lawyer would represent your mother not you, even though you were paying.
This is not that uncommon of a situation in criminal representation. You frequently experience the situation when you are representing a young client and are hired by the parents. Many times I am confronted with the dilemma of "doing what is truly in my client's best interest" vs. "doing what my client wants to do". Ultimately my client has the right to make the choice. But, that does not mean I can not work with the person that paid for my services and try to persuade my client to do what is in their best interest.
You can hire an attorney to just review the agreement and let you know what it says, what its implications are, etc.
But if you want to pay an attorney to make your mother take the deal, then no ethical lawyer will do that. An attorney who represents your mother will advise her but is ultimately bound by her decision. No ethical lawyer will represent her without talking to her.
If you don't feel comfortable paying for her lawyer and she cannot afford one, she can contact local legal clinics to assist her.
This information is for general information purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship.