"Retention" based on consultation?

I am under the impression that, once I’ve consulted with an attorney, my ex can’t contract their services for the same matter due to a conflict of interest (I’m talking about prior to my formally retaining that attorney). Is this true? And, if so, how long does this “hold” remain in effect for?

Thank you,

If you have consulted with an attorney and you have received advice, it would be a conflict for that attorney to also consult with your spouse. There is no expiration for this.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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