Albany, GA asked in Divorce for Georgia

Q: if the judge over a divorce case was prev firm partners with the other parties attorney, is that a conflict of interest?

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V. Joy Edwards
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V. Joy Edwards
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It MAY be. Many times the Judge would recuse him or herself to avoid the optics of a conflict but it may not be. Consult with an attorney for more detailed advice.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It is possible that it could be a conflict of interest. There’s no harm in inquiring about it for clarification.

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