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Fathers lawyer is asking Mothers lawyer(who is pro bono)

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Father's lawyer is asking Mother's lawyer(who is pro bono) to write a letter to them stating that she will withdraw once the GAL fees are settled and not represent mother in Father's request for reduced child support.
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Mother can agree to reduced child support and they will pay GAL fees

Father wealthy - Mother has full custody and has supported child for all of child's life.
Child on medicaid for medical care.

Is this ethical and legal?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.
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Thank you for your question.


It does not appear ethical. The father should not have any input over whom the mother chooses to represent her. The mother's attorney should bring the offer to the judge's attention
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
No family law experience.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Stupid answer I do not accpt