In a less complicated divorce, where each party has already agreed to the split of assets, do they each need to hire their own attorney, and why or why not? Should I review the proposed settlement agreement with my own lawyer?
I can answer your question conclusively in less than 100 words:
If your spouse and his/her lawyer submit to you a proposed agreement that appears to you (and you are not a lawyer yourself) to be a good, fair deal, would you prefer A) just to sign it hoping that it doesn’t contain any errors, omissions, or tricks and traps; or B) to sign it after first having your own independent counsel (i.e., your own lawyer) review the proposal to ensure it doesn’t contain any errors, omissions, or tricks and traps in it?
The correct course of action is obvious.
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