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THe only way that he would be prevented from representing her is if 1) (possibly) he had represented you in the past or 2) he was going to be a witness in the case and it is about a matter that there aren't other people who know and can testify to the same thing. The facts you give above don't create a conflict of interest situation.
However, you can file a Motion to Recuse him if you choose to do so. If the judge doesn't recuse him then he may order you t pay the attorney's fees for the hearing, so that's something to think about.
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No, unfortunately the law prevents anyone from speaking for a person unless they are an attorney. It is actually a criminal offense. In the next paragraph I am going t explain a strategy that may change the law though.
However, what you may want to do is apply for a court appointed attorney based on your lack of funds and your disability and then if that is turned down ask if your wife can speak for you as an "accommodation" under the ADA. I've never seen a judge allow it but I have never seen anyone try the ADA argument before so there is at least a potential for it working.
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