Chicago, IL asked in Family Law for Arizona

Q: My ex-wife's lawyer withdrew with cause during custody fight. Do I have the right to know that cause?

Before our custody and childcare battle ended, my ex-wife's lawyer withdrew. The court approved it because the lawyer had a valid cause; however, the judge did not disclose that cause in her ruling allowing him to withdraw. I believe he withdrew because my ex consistently lied during testimony and falsified her financial statement by leaving out a hefty lawsuit settlement (likely over $1 million). Do I have the right to know the actual approved cause for his withdrawal? After his withdrawal, my ex-wife dropped her attempt to gain sole custody and increased child support payments.

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Jay Hall
Jay Hall
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Unfortunately you do not. Those communications are privileged.

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