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Author Topic: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?  (Read 1363 times)

equal_rights

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Is it legal for the opposing counsel to sign an order claiming he is your attorney?  The counsel for the defendent, signed and order stating that he was the attorney for the plaintiff.  Is this legal?  


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RE: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2004, 04:14:24 PM »
It's probably an error, like his office checked the wrong box.

It's not legal, no, if it's not an error.

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RE: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2004, 10:14:10 AM »
Wanted to know because my attorney didn't even sign it.  The opposing attorney drew it up.  So his signature and ID is the only one on there.  

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RE: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 20, 2004, 08:43:25 AM »
it is probably just a human error. BUT ususally both attorneys sign the forms, why didn't your attorney sign it and was it entered thru the courts

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RE: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2004, 11:21:55 AM »
I have no idea why he didn't sign?  It was a visitation modification, it was written up by the other attorney after the hearing for the modification.  The other attorney stated that he would write it up to my attorney.  He wrote it up very sloppily, and then wrote that he was the attorney for the plaintiff.  Which is me.  My lawyer told me to sign by the X.  His signature or ID # is no where on the order.


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RE: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23, 2004, 05:34:17 AM »
SO you signed the sloppy order without reading it, if so looks like another trip to court.

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RE: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 23, 2004, 09:11:37 AM »

Don't ever sign anything without your atty reviewing it.  My DH's Ex's atty tried to substantially change an order from the court hearing.  We objected to her draft and had to go back to court to listen to the audio tape to rewrite the order.  Had we taken her "version", my DH would have had no free access to school or medical records.

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RE: Is it legal for opposing counsel to sign as your attorney?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23, 2004, 12:35:04 PM »
My attorney was present, and the order did state what it was supposed to state as far as the modification.  The other attorney's signature and stuff was not on the order yet when I signed it though.  My attorney didn't sign it at all.  I was told to sign on the x.  At that point in my case  I still had confidence in my attorney.  I just noticed that the other attorney hadn't signed properly a couple months ago when I was going over some things.

 

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