Q: Can a divorce attorney represent my husband and my husband's girlfriend in their custody and divorces??
My husband's girlfriend referred my husband to her divorce and custody attorney so they are now both being represented by the same attorney. is this legal?
A: I'm not sure of what you're asking for, but if you mean can an attorney represent both of them in the same case, that's not usually allowed. However, if you mean can an attorney MEDIATE a custody case between them - then yes.
A: Why would it not be legal? The two cases are not related to each other. The fact that your husband was referred to his attorney by his girlfriend is no different than if you referred a friend to your attorney. I don't see a conflict of interest or other problem. Did I misunderstand your question?
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