A New York State Supreme Court judge handed a $10,000 penalty to a pro se patent lawyer for misconduct during a child custody hearing.
A review of the attorney discipline case In Re Discipline of Sanai that went through the Washington Supreme Court in June 2013.
By Laura Morgan: A lawyer representing the petitioner in a child custody case moved for an order to have the respondent pay the attorney fees.
Attorney, who had assisted husband in obtaining lawful permanent resident (LPR) immigration status for husband’s wife, was not required to obtain husband’s informed consent before drafting marital separation agreements as wife’s attorney.
Clients often ask if they can recover their attorneys fees from the opposing, offending party. While our law allows for a recovery of attorney’s fees, the right to recovery is limited to persons who do not have the ability to pay.
Attorney’s commission of extrinsic fraud in his own marital dissolution proceeding violated professional rules, warranting 60 day suspension.
Mother sought disqualification of parties’ son from representing his father in divorce action.
Trial court was authorized to enter a judgment in favor of law firm that represented wife in divorce proceeding and, therefore, law firm had right to intervene in proceeding in order to recover from husband attorney’s fees earned
On appeal from a judgment of divorce that, inter alia, awarded maintenance, child support and attorney’s fees to defendant, plaintiff contends that he was deprived of his right to counsel of his own choosing when Supreme Court disqualified his attorney based upon an alleged conflict of interest.
Former husband brought action against wife and wife’s attorney in divorce, contending that wife and attorney fraudulently induced him to execute settlement agreement that was incorporated into final divorce decree.