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Old 07-17-2011, 08:17 AM
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I'm a newly seperated dad still living under the same roof as my spouse. She has just told me that she has retained a lawyer and that her lawyer wants to send some paperwork to my lawyer. Problem being is that I made an appointment with my lawyer and cant get in before the first week of October. She says that I will have to get another lawyer.

We have verbally agreed on almost all issues including assets, custody, etc. our only point of contention is the magical monthly payment. I looked up the tables and told her approximately what she could expect and apparently she didnt like the numbers so that is when she retained a lawyer.

Can I be forced to look for another lawyer? the one I have an appointment with is supposed to be very good but obviously very busy.

Looking for advice as it's very early on..
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:19 AM
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Nope, she could send the paperwork to you. You're not obligated to have a lawyer at all.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:46 AM
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Although a lawyer you have to wait THAT long to see may not be the best lawyer for you!
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1. Have her lawyer send you the documents. Take them with you during your appointment with your lawyer.

2. DO NOT MOVE OUT without an agreement in place.

3. Personally I would get a voice recorder and wear it at all times. Things can go south quickly and this will protect you from the most commonly used method of getting the guy out of the picture.
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Agreed with NBDad...In my situation I moved out because my husband said he would buy me out...7 months later NOTHING and I now have a lawyer involved...and I need a lawyer to do anything in the house so DO NOT MOVE OUT without an agreement in place !
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