Your spouse may be using a dirty trick against you in your divorce case, and you may not find out about it until it is too late. If you and your spouse are seeking a divorce here in Georgia, it is important for you to retain a qualified divorce attorney as soon as possible. Why? If you don't, your spouse may "conflict out" all of the best divorce lawyers in your area in order to disadvantage you in your divorce. Seeking to "conflict out" all of the top divorce attorneys in town is a tactic that some parties to divorce are beginning to use to keep their spouses from obtaining a top notch divorce attorney. So, what is "conflicting out?"
"Conflicting out" often occurs when one spouse researches and identifies the most popular, highly respected, and best qualified divorce attorneys in town and makes consultation appointments with them all. During these consultation appointments, the spouse engaging in this tactic will share enough confidential information with the attorney that he or she is meeting with, to place that attorney in a position where he or she would not be able to represent you. The spouse using this trick often has no intention of retaining the attorney that he or she is meeting with. The whole point is the share confidential information with the attorney so that he or she will not be able to represent you, because doing so would likely violate the Georgia's Rules of Professional Conduct, which are the rules that govern how and when attorneys may represent or consult with clients and potential clients. See Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.6, Comment 4A. See also Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct, Rules 1.9 and 1.10.
If you procrastinate in retaining a divorce lawyer, you may miss out on the opportunity to hire the best divorce attorney for your matter. Don't let this happen to you, contact your future Atlanta Divorce Team today.