Monday, August 2, 2021

Divorce Misconduct Draws Agreed Suspension

A Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel has ordered a 180 day suspension for an attorney's misconduct in his own divorce

Based on the parties’ stipulation that contains respondent’s admissions and no contest plea, the panel found that respondent committed professional misconduct by knowingly filing a false certificate of marriage with the Oakland County Register of Deeds, stealing a notebook which contained his soon-to-be ex-wife’s notes regarding strategy and privileged discussions she had with her attorney, surreptitiously recording his son’s therapy sessions with a clinical psychologist, knowingly and repeatedly disobeying court orders with regard to his son’s therapy, parenting time, use of a private investigator, and the release of his son’s information, and, providing knowingly false testimony during a hearing held in an action initiated by his ex-wife’s romantic partner to obtain a personal protection order against respondent.

(Mike Frisch)

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