Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal ruled a Miami-Dade Circuit judge presiding over a divorce case should have disclosed she’d previously retained one of the attorneys involved.

The appellate court issued an order Wednesday finding Omer Becker’s petition to disqualify Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marcia Del Rey from his dissolution of marriage proceedings was legally sufficient. The opinion granted Becker’s petition but refrained from issuing the writ against Del Rey, as the appeals panel felt “confident that the trial judge will disqualify herself from the proceedings.”

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