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Old 05-26-2019, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CookingWithGas View Post
But a corporation can't put every law firm in the country on retainer.

I met a woman a couple of years ago who had gotten into a very nasty divorce and she put the top nine law firms in her city on retainer so her husband couldn't use them in the divorce case.
I come across something like that a few times a year.

Sometimes a spouse will consult with many family lawyers so as to conflict them out from representing the other spouse.

Sometimes a spouse will be such an awful person that they will consult with many family lawyers (which conflicts them all out) before finding one who will take them on as a client.

Either way, it leads to one of the parties either unrepresented or having to find a lawyer from out of town, which can get very expensive.
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