- May 15, 2018 at 4:59 am #185
When you divorce, if you and your spouse want to get a Divorce Judgment through negotiation, that is, agree to a divorce , then a Marital Settlement Agreement is naturally essential. In addition to looking for a professional lawyer to draft a divorce agreement on your behalf, you can also draft a divorce agreement yourself and then review it by your spouse, or work with your spouse to draft the divorce agreement. In this case, you may need to do some necessary legal research yourself, or if you plan to do it, hand over to a lawyer to help verify that the agreement meets the requirements of your state law, and let the lawyer guide you through the specific process. But in general, this way of formulating divorce agreements is not cost-effective. Because attorneys’ fees are charged on an hourly basis, sometimes the cost is even greater than the cost of having a divorce lawyer help to make an agreement. If there is any flaw in the agreement, in the future you may have to spend more money to amend the agreement. Therefore, most people still choose to divorce lawyers to help develop the divorce agreement.
So, how exactly can we formulate a divorce agreement that is both precise and economical? USLawChina hereby provides three suggestions for readers’ reference:
First, ask the divorce lawyer to act as a mediator (Mediator) and thus
most of the states in the US require that the parties to the proposed agreement must have relevant permits. Therefore, if you want to establish an agreement through a mediation process, the safest method is to hire a divorce lawyer as the mediator, because the general mediator has no right to make an agreement, they can only provide you with at most one The solution to the problem is only. Therefore, choosing professional lawyers as mediators saves a lot of trouble. At the same time, the time for mediating and formulating agreements will be greatly shortened because they are more comfortable with drafting agreements. Since most lawyers charge by the hour, you can roughly calculate how much money this will require.
2. Both sides invited a lawyer to negotiate
If both parties jointly request a lawyer, lawyers will inevitably find it difficult to protect the interests of the parties. Therefore, in order to ensure their own best interests, both parties may each request a lawyer and then formulate an agreement through consultation. It is true that this way can guarantee the best interests of both parties, but it may also cause disputes between the parties. Therefore, the two parties must take a clear and coordinated approach so that the agreement can be worked out in the shortest possible time, and only then can the real “good gathering” be achieved.
Third, ask the lawyer’s full-time assistant or the person who makes the legal document to assist in formulating some states in the United States to be more relaxed with respect to relevant license requirements. In these states, lawyers’ full-time assistants and those who specialize in making legal documents also have the right to make agreements. Therefore, if your mediators are not lawyers, you can also ask these people to serve as mediators to help formulate an agreement. It is only after making this decision that it is necessary to first determine the relevant provisions of your own state laws. Otherwise, if you are still in the end, If you have to ask a lawyer, you will have to pay twice for the money.
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