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Considering Divorce Agreements

 


Some thoughts:

 

  • Despite what we have said never agree to use the same attorney unless you are absolutely sure that the two of you have reached a fair agreement having regard to your emotional state at the time.
     
  • Don't be placed under pressure from your husband/wife to "get it over and done with to save costs".
     
  • Consult an attorney to be sure that you are aware of your rights. Do this before barging ahead. If the attorney asks for a huge deposit and promises you the pot at the end of the rainbow think twice and shop around. Don't let him/her mislead you (not that they always do this intentionally). Take a second or third opinion.
     
  • Always keep in mind that it is not the attorneys that settle the issues, it is you and your spouse. They (the attorneys) take the money if you two are unreasonable. Be realistic.
     
  • Even if both of you think that you have been rational and decide to use the same attorney to get the job done, the attorney should still advise the parties to take a second opinion if they have any doubts.
     
  • If you follow the above advice a lot of money and heartache could be saved.

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