Legal Question in Family Law in Florida

In Florida is it ethical for an attorney who lives, works, and stands to gain from a family law case represent his fiancé in an effort to get life insurance award from court

Asked on 9/23/13, 7:35 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

John Smitten Carey and Leisure

On its face based upon the question, there is no conflict or rule violation, in my opinion,

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Answered on 9/23/13, 7:42 am

Brent Rose The Orsini & Rose Law Firm

Generally speaking, there is nothing unethical about a lawyer representing his fiancée in a divorce, even if he stands to gain monetarily from the divorce, including a life insurance award. There a several instances, though, in which a lawyer may not date a family law client. You haven't provided enough information for me to determine if this is one of those circumstances.

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Answered on 9/23/13, 7:52 am

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