Yes, although “it is not common for a lawyer to meet the requirements to act as a partner in one firm and as an “advisor” in another. Going back to the question we asked in the title of today's blog post, the answer is yes. Legally, you can have a family member, a friend of the family, or even yourself as the primary representative in your case. However, having a family member who represents you who is not a lawyer would not be much different from having a lawyer.
While you can trust this person a little more, Dan is a lawyer who doesn't do him much good in the long run. We have already talked about how specific knowledge of family law is fundamental in a family law case. The second part is that we've already covered how meeting with an attorney in person can make it more comfortable to hire an attorney, and we're going to put you in a position where you're more likely to. The answer to the first question is yes with reservations.
Courts generally do not intervene to allow a family litigant to choose their lawyer, just as they generally do not interfere with litigants who represent themselves. A person needs legal representation for one reason or another and, due to the restriction of funds, contacts a family member who is also an attorney. The family member, whether it's a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, father, or son, wants to help, but knows it's a bad idea to represent them. In most cases, children are entitled to legal help in Family Court.
The judge will assign an attorney called a legal guardian for the child. There is no charge for the help of a legal guardian. Lawyers can represent members of their families. But is it recommended? Not always.
Attorneys have a duty to provide objective and impartial representation. However, emotional conflicts can interfere with the proper performance of this duty when family members are involved in the case. Legal guardians can be lawyers who work for the Office of the Guardian of the Law or lawyers with private practices who are appointed by the court.