I just signed my final divorce papers and they will be filed next Friday 11/18 (that is one year and one day! YIPPIEE!!) In looking at the papers, I’m concerned. Yes I read the paperwork before I left his office. However, he nor his assistant were there and I signed them with the notary. She couldn’t really answer my question. I sent my attorney an email asking this but I rarely hear from him except for things that are of pressing matters.
The wording says “That upon final hearing of this matter, Plaintiff’s attorney, ___ ___ ___, be released as attorney of record.”
I have support and equitable distribution in claims pending. Does this mean that he is no longer my attorney after the divorce is final and he will no longer represent me in these claims that are currently reserved for a hearing at a later date and that I have to find another attorney? Or does it just mean the divorce is final and that’s just some legal verbiage that is in every final divorce decree??
Additionally, say the paperwork is filed (in Union County) on Friday 11/18 and say for the sake of argument that the STBX files for the 30 day extension just because he can (because he’s a jerk that way) … approximately what am I looking at as far as a time frame regarding when this divorce will ultimately be final?
Thank you, as always, for your help.