Legal Tip-June 5, 2020
Every person that is ask to execute a legal document should have an attorney review it unless they are 100% sure of every thing it says and everything it means. Never sign a settlement agreement in a divorce/domestic action prepared by someone other than your own attorney, (who should thoroughly review any document he/she asks you to sign anyway), without having an attorney review it and explain what it says. The excuse that you cannot afford an attorney is trumped by the fact you cannot afford not to have an attorney. Too many people place “trust” in the other side, and if you had that trust you probably would not be where you find yourself. You must remember you are no longer on the same side, and your interests are not the same.
You can find an attorney that will charge you a modest fee to review the documents and offer their opinion…which will save you a lot of heart ache, and unnecessary financial resources, later.
C. Grile 6/5/2020