Ex dating Child support Enforcement Attorney


#1

I just found out that my ex-wife is dating the DSS Child Support Enforcement Attorney in our county. I have received letters from him requesting paycheck stubs and income tax information. I have seen his truck at my ex-wife house several times when I picked up or dropped off my kids. I have seen him coming out of my ex’s house and recently seen them at a local park together. My kids told me he is my ex’s new boyfriend. I don’t care who she is dating because she goes through men constantly but I am getting married and will soon have a minor dependent living with me and my oldest son will turn 18 next year and my daughter the follow year. I would think this would be a conflict of interest and I didn’t think attorneys were allowed to date people they represent. Please advise how to handle this situation.


#2

Attorneys should not have a romantic relationship with a current client, UNLESS the relationship began BEFORE the representation. You may contact the State Bar to report the attorney if the relationship begin after the representation.


#3

According to the NC State Bar website, Rule 1.19 Sexual Relations with Clients Prohibited states:
(a) A lawyer shall not have sexual relations with a current client of the lawyer.
(b) Paragraph (a) shall not apply if a consensual sexual relationship existed between the lawyer and the client before the legal representation commenced.

I am wondering if my ex-wife broke up the marriage of this Child Support Enforcement Attorney. During our marriage, my ex-wife was confronted by a wife about an affair. My ex-wife boasted, “This is not the first marriage I have broken up!” And I’m sure it wasn’t the last. I have sent formal complaints about this DSS attorney to the local county commissioners, the director of the NC DSS, and the NC State Bar Grievance Committee. I will let them figure out if this relationship existed before the legal representation commenced. I shouldn’t have to deal with stress like this.