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I am a family law attorney and I believe I can help. However, before proceeding, I need a bit of clarification. Are you saying that the attorney is now seeing your former wife? Thank you.
They have been for over seven yrs. He's married and has been with other clients. They want it kept a secret. Yes they are. My ex-wife and I were trying to work out a deal to keep me from filing a motion. I told I have very good info on Ric my ex friend and ex attorney.
I"ve been divorced 10 months now. I have a yr to file the motion to change divorce decree. Now they are ready to make a deal with me. My attorney said Ric is in a mess. My attorney is just focus on getting my maintenance to end with in 4 yrs. I want to know about seeking damages for this affair stuff. It forced me into bankruptcy, health problems , destroyed my family.
Because of Ric miss leading me on the divorce I have was forced into bankruptcy. I had a carwash that was in trouble and I had to make a choice of using my money to fight the divorce or keep carwash going a few more yrs.
I know now that my ex and Ric tricked me on this divorce. I know now He should have never been talking to me or giving advice. Can you sue a attorney, or is that a lost cause.
My initial thought would be to focus on the case with your former wife first. You might consider waiting to see how this matter plays out. From what you have stated, it seems that you are making progress and, as a result, may end up with a satisfactory result. If so, then there might be no need to go any further.
Conversely, if the result does not leave you satisfied, you might then consider pursuing the matter against the attorney. Based on the facts as you have stated them, I would suggest that you may very well be able to prove a breach of his fiduciary duty to you in the representation during the divorce. First, it would be inappropriate to represent both parties. Second, if he had a romantic interest in your wife, it would be hugely inappropriate to be working for you.
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