[i]Originally posted by tatter[/i] [br]My stbx has an attorney who wants to present me with an unsigned Separation Agreement. I do not feel I can or want to present to an attorny an unsigned agreement. I know the agreement will have be negioted back and forth several times.
I can only tell you from my own personal experience that you MUST MUST MUST not sign anything no matter what and no matter how much you have to negotiate–DO IT endlessly until you get what you want and then make it legal. Unfortunately I signed our separation agreement and admittedly, though not trying to use this as a cop out, I was under a huge amount of stress, pressure and didnt have the funds to secure my own attorney at the time I was served. I was a stay at home mom for over 14 yrs and while it didnt turn me “dumb” I wasnt very smart when it came to the legalities of all this crap mess I am in now. It was nearly 6 months after I signed, that I sought legal councel through a family law attorney and was basically told that I never should have signed the agreement as its now a binding contract with no chance to have it ammended in any way. The only thing I can do now is not sign the divorce papers when they are served and try to negotiate with my stbx over things I should have done prior to signing. I dont care how long and tiring it may be for you to have to go through the bull just make sure you get what you want and then make it legal. Trust me…I am living in pure hell right now because of my anxious need to just get the years of bs over with.