Separation agreement time line


#1

If I hire an attorney to do a separation agreement , (very little property) how long should it take for the initial letter to my spouce seeking an agreement and notification to my spouce that I have legal representation. I understand that my case would fall inline behind other cases. I have never hired an attorney before. Do I pay upfront? what is a normal timeline?


#2

There is no normal timeline per se, however a letter of representation should be sent out by your attorney fairly quickly if you are ready to move forward.

Different attorney’s have different fee schedules, but most do require an initial deposit upfront.