How the dirty trick of “conflicting out” top divorce firms can impact your divorce!

We have seen a marked increase in recent months of financially astute spouses deploying the dirty trick of divorce solicitor “shopping”, what is known in the trade as carrying out a “beauty parade”, with the intention of “conflicting out” specialist divorce firms, such as ourselves, from acting for their spouse. 

What is “conflicting out” during a divorce?

“Conflicting out” is when your spouse or partner makes appointments with top divorce solicitors in the local area, in order to create a ‘working relationship’ with them. By meeting with them at least once and creating a ‘working relationship’, it prevents you from working with the same solicitors due to a conflict of interest.

If you are contemplating divorce you need to be aware of this tactic of “conflicting out” top divorce firms as your spouse can make it impossible for you to instruct the solicitor that is best for you.

How “conflicting out” can affect you

If you decide to prevent your spouse being able to access a specialist firm, this could backfire on you. Your spouse may end up with poor representation. You will be left with a delayed deal or no deal. You can’t get on with your life. You will be treading water for a long time. To get the best outcome from your divorce, it’s best to allow your partner to obtain good legal advice.

If you feel like your partner might be trying to “conflict out” then seek advice from our team of divorce lawyers before your spouse does. Sometimes minutes matter.

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