Divorce can lead to the worst in people. One dirty divorce strategy is conflicting out attorneys to prevent your spouse from retaining representation. Typically, this is done by scheduling consultations with several reputable divorce attorneys and sharing confidential information with them. Once a certain amount of confidential information is shared with the attorney, an attorney-client relationship is formed, which prevents the attorney from representing the other spouse.
Consider this situation, for example: John and Jane live in a small town and decide they are going to separate and seek a divorce. In this town, it is well know that Mike, Tim, and Sam are the most reputable divorce attorneys. John seeks consultations with Mike, Tim, and Sam and shares confidential information with all of them. John then decides to hire Mike as his attorney. Jane is now prevented from hiring Tim or Sam. Instead, Jane must either seek a less reputable attorney or seek an attorney from a different town. Although John could have legitimately been seeking the best attorney possible, he could also have been seeking to prevent Jane from hiring a reputable attorney.
While this is easier to do in a small town, it is also easy to do with the most reputable divorce attorneys in any location. If you believe your spouse is attempting to do this, you need to take steps quickly to find and hire a reputable divorce attorney.
If you need legal counsel concerning a divorce, contact Adkins Law to schedule a consultation with a divorce attorney. Adkins Law is located in Huntersville and primarily serves Mecklenburg County and the Lake Norman area.