Q: I have a question about settling finances before a divorce
Basically just want a legal person to review this statement and make sure it doesnt sound sketchy.
Hey just finished meeting with the lawyer.
First I’ll file a complaint for divorce that just starts our actual separation. As of right now property we’ve separately acrewed is technically still together so we don’t want that anymore lol
After that my lawyer drafts a mutual settlement agreement which we both sign which would state we are each responsible for our own debts or money we have as everything has been separate. We have no kids and neither of us wants alimony. You’ll sign that when you receive it (if you want to consult with a lawyer for that, understood)
Then my lawyer continues the process, which then we go to court both agreeing to the settlement
3-6 months top. And not too expensive either
Also before we start the process I need the 10,000 from the wedding
A: My advice (which should not come as a surprise) is that it's worth your while to schedule a consultation with a lawyer who specializes in divorce law (not a general practitioner who also handles divorce matters) to review your asset setting, respective employment settings, etc to give you guidance on what is fair for your particular setting. If your matter is as simple and straightforward as you suggest, then the meeting should be quick and inexpensive.
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