Divorce. I was reached out by my husband lawyer over three months ago, indicating he was ready to start divorce process and settlement. I retained a lawyer over two months ago; provided all my financial information; was even asked to shared last three pay stubs. After that, I did not hear from my lawyer for a while until about a month ago, when he asked to meet, to let me know my husband was looking forward to get a pre-agreement signed by both parties in order to leave the household, my attorney advised, it was best to get him "our of my hair"; then three weeks ago, I received via email, not a draft but a signed pre-agreement signed by my husband; with 4 bullet points, first he indicated we agreed to live separated within the same roof on Dec 2017, which is plain lie; second bullet point read, "If either party files for divorce" which immediately set a red flag for me; Why, he supposed to be ready to proceed with divorce over three months ago; however, no divorce has been filed, I have not been summon. I get back to my lawyer with my comments in regards to the pre-agreement, his reply, oh apologies, these are wrong, I have not had time to review. Lastly, he indicated I could just cross over what I was not agree and write down my initials. At the end, I let him know, I was not comfortable signing such pre-agreement. My two children are now adults and in college put of the house. Two weeks after I last interacted with my lawyer, he called me for a meeting in person; during the meeting he indicated that I had to sign the agreement, otherwise he could not continue representing me.
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- Marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships (domestic violence)
- Adoption and surrogacy
- Child abuse and child abduction (child custody, child care)
- The termination of relationships and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards
- Juvenile adjudication
- paternity testing and paternity fraud
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