If I consulted with a lawyer and chose not to retain him, can my husband retain a lawyer from the same firm?

Asked on December 15, 2011 under Family Law, Michigan


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I understand your concern regarding what you may have disclosed to the attorney during your consultation; however, since you did not retain the attorney, the attorney is not representing you and therefore, there isn't any conflict of interest on the part of that particular law firm if your husband retains an attorney from that firm.  If you had retained an attorney from that firm, the law firm would have a conflict of interest if it represented both you and your husband.

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