If my husband contacted several lawyers before he hired one, can I use any of those that he contacted?

Asked on December 13, 2011 under Family Law, Kansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Probably not. The fact that he would have disclosed at least some details of his situation to them during the consultation may create a conflict of interest which will preclude those attorneys from representing you. And even if they could represent you, since they cannot use any information disclosed to them, there is no advantage to using them--and some disadvantage, since the mere possibility of a conflict will muddy the water and provide grounds for his attorney to at least make motions to distract and inconvenience you.  Find an attorney who will not have any privileged information and no possibility of a conflict.

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