So last week I went to court ordered settlement. I have received via mail the handwritten agreement. There are some things wrong and I have some issues. Here is my letter to my lawyer. Any thoughts? I am actually pretty damn furious. Along with this paperwork is another bill for $1,000!
There are several issues that need to be resolved. At the court date, Lawyer you wrote the Stipulation and Agreement and asked me to sign based on the verbal conversations. At no time did you allow me to read the paperwork you wrote. There are some things that are wrong.
1) Home to be listed June 1, 2015. Not before.
2)In the room when you(lawyer) were rushing to have me go into to court you said that I would agree to cooperate with DS counselor. I said I would agree for DS to continue to see counselor. That is all. I will not agree to any reports or letters. I will review any requested items and determine at that time what is in the best interest of DS.
3)On the child support and spousal support it says beginning on 9/1/2013 payment. But does that mean he pays on the first of the month? Currently he has been paying on the 17th. I need clarification. Also DS turns 18 in June. Will I receive child support for 6/2015?
4)Is this paperwork enough to get my name changed or do I have to wait for the official document?
I really don't know how to explain my distress over a couple of things. I feel as though you were not looking out for my best interest on a couple of items.
A) I was under the impression that I would be in one room and STBXH would be in another. That is how it started. Then after a while you proceeded to barge in with all of your items and tell me STBXH and his lawyer were meeting with us because we were so close. I was under distress the minute STBXH walked into the room and you should have been able to see that by the times I had to leave the room! I can not function with him anywhere near me.
B)You took it upon yourself to agree for no lawyer fees from STBXH. Again. I am in a different room because I can't deal with him. You write everything up tell me you agreed to it "because he is paying debt" Did you even try to get funds from STBXH? At no time did you come and ask me what I wanted!
C)You agree to write up the final paperwork and then charge me for it, not even getting any funds from STBXH.
Please see that items 1 & 2 are corrected, answer items 3 & 4. Please tell me how you plan on correcting the fact that STBXH is not paying part of my share of the lawyer fees?
WS: Just a squished bug on the window of my life!
Divorcing, STBXH is engaged to OW#3
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