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In re Marriage of Perry
Citation:293 P.3d 170 (Mont. 2013)
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Karen Perry (Petitioner) was seeking to file for divorce from her husband, and consulted with a divorce attorney, but eventually hired a different attorney. Later, her husband filed for divorce and hired the same attorney she had initially consulted. She moved to disqualify her husband’s divorce attorney, arguing that she had an implied professional relationship with the attorney as his prospective client, but the lower court denied her motion.
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