Only you can decide whether to file such a motion. Here is a copy of an article that will assist you:
Best of luck to you.
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If there is a true family relationship between the Hearing Officer and the attorney, and the HO cannot be objective, he/she has a duty to recuse him/herself. The fact of a family tie is not, in itself, a conflict unless the relationship is a very close one.
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I agree with the other posters. Only you can decide if to file a motion to recuse. Having a familial relationship in of itself doesn't necessarily mean the HO can't be impartial.
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I agree with the other posters. It is your call. That doesn't help you out much, I'm sure. However, I think that it's also worth considering specifically what the issues are in your case. Child support issues can be very statute driven and not require any subjectivity. (Or they can). So it might not matter if it's a black and white type of issue. Does that make any sense? Good luck.
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