Wish me luck, I meet with the lawyer ~~

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wish me luck, I meet with the lawyer ~~
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 6:08pm
Tomorrow morning-- I've talked with him a couple of times but this one we get down to the barebones.. wish me peace of mind, and if anyone has any questions they feel i should ask let me know.. i'm open for suggestions. So far i have the basic ones to do with the kids visitation, insurance, vacations... i've got those handled, now i'm not so sure on what all will happen with the property division.. any thing i need to ask him about that kind of things? hugs,Reba
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 6:14pm
Hi Reba and good luck tomorrow! Ask the typical questions--what's the standard child support? Do you have marital bills? If so, can he be ordered to pay 1/2. Ask what your rights are, in general (it's been a long time since my first meeting, so I forget what to ask!!) There are links on our homepage which tell you what to touch base on....check it out!!

let us know how it goes tomorrow ok?? You WILL feel like a weight's been lifted from your shoulders after you leave there.

Hugs and good luck

Deb

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 7:13pm
Good luck Reba. Let us know how it goes.

hugs,

Karen


Karen ~ wildlucky4me ~

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:16pm
Hi reb,

One thing you need to discuss is his/her fees, terms of payment, billing (how often, itemized, etc). It's very important you have that discussion. I'd also ask for a written work agreement that explains all that so you both have something in writing.

Lawyers tend to balk at "itemized billing" because it's time consuming but I'd insist on it. You have a right to regular billing (so your fees don't pile up and suddenly appear in one giant bill) and to know what exactly they spent your money doing.

Be a stickler about this and don't back down. It will save you many, many headaches in the end.