There are no special rules for representing friends and family: Attorneys who provide legal assistance to family members are subject to the same rules that apply to any attorney-client relationship. My son's father has his sister-in-law as a lawyer and both are falsifying information for the court. Isn't this a resolution conflict? Lawyers, Answer Questions %26 Get Points Sign In GeorgiaChild Support Last 30 Days Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information submitted through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done only on a non-confidential basis.
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However, you can give the unrepresented spouse information on procedural issues. If you have any questions that require legal advice, you will need to contact an attorney. In Georgia, all criminal defendants have the right to a lawyer, even if they cannot afford it on their own. In civil cases, however, there is no right to an attorney.
You can decide that you want to file a civil lawsuit or defend yourself in a civil action on your own. You have the right to choose to represent yourself. Contact our Georgia family law firm by calling 770-888-5120 or filling out this contact form. An attorney will respond within 24 business hours.
A lawyer can still contact a person who does not know they are represented, and a lawyer can deal with a represented party in other matters, as long as the topic of representation is not addressed. But the lawyer cannot directly contact a party whose lawyer has moved to retire, but who is still listed as a registered attorney.