Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: I live in Wisconsin & my child custody case is also here . Can I retain an attorney from Minnesota ?

Also wondering if the attorney has to practice family law . A former classmate of mine is an attorney and I cannot afford one in Wisconsin

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mankato, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You can hire any attorney who is licensed by the State of Wisconsin and in good standing. You can hire any other attorney so long as he or she is admitted pro hoc vice.

I question why you do not just ask your former classmate these questions. Attorneys have certain ethical requirements and a Minnesota attorney who does not practice family law may not want to represent you in a family law case in a foreign jurisdiction, due to ethical concerns.

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