I have a child custody case serviced on me July 2016, days before I moved to Raleigh after saving money for months and had tried repeatedly to get his Father involved. Our move was due to my having a minor child(16) in Durham, better education and medical care (my 4 yr old son is often sick). My child’s father hired attorney Danny Hockaday out of Burnsville, NC in July 2016. For almost 3 years I worked at Yancey County as a Child Protective Services Social Worker and Danny Hockaday was the attorney with DSS. We worked on several cases together during that time. I have been trying to find out if this is a conflict of interest. I had an unsubstantiated DSS case in July 2016 and worry between knowing me and working with each other but also having a DSS case that he could be unfair about. The only person that gave me any info was a person in the courthouse that she thought I could only bring it up at the court date of Feb, 6th, 2017 in couple of weeks. I would really appreciate a clarifying answer because bringing it up in court as a pro se myself I fear it could make that attorney mad at me for even asking and he is already a very good attorney and argumentative attorney that I feel tries to upset people. PLEASE tell me what to do. Thank you so much for your time.
Stephanie Owens 828-242-5309
I live in Wake County since August 2016 however the case is still stuck in Mitchell County, NC