Is this a conflict of interest? What can I do? I am desperate and need some advice please!!??
In a custody battle with my cousin over my son. He hired a lawyer. It happened to be my lawyer that I had in my divorce and custody years prior involving my first son. This child is with another woman. The case was already heard and I wasn't familiar with a conflict of interest. I didn't have a lawyer this time. This was an appeal and I was under the impression that nothing would be considered or heard before the original court date. I had this case won. Until the judge recessed when we came back the judge reopened for new or more evidence. A witness was called back on the stand and she brutalized me with much older past allegations that I had already proven to be false. I was not prepared for any of this and ended up losing because of this witness. The lawyer even thanked the judge for allowing him to call the witness again. It totally wasn't fair.
appeals are to review the work of the trial judge and correct errors.
as to conflict, it begs some explanation that you did not recognize the lawyer who you had retained in your divorce and permitted the entire proceedings to include testimony without realizing it or complaining .
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