My wife met with a divorce lawyer today to start the process. She out the distribution of debts and assets and I agree

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Customer: My wife met with a divorce lawyer today to start the process. She laid out the distribution of debts and assets and I agree with them, but provided another option that she hadn't considered. She laid out the child care and custody which brought up concerns in me. Should I contact and retain a lawyer now or wait until the draft agreement is provided to me?
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first, let me say i am very sorry you are about to begin divorce proceedings. i know this is a difficult time for you.

as a family law attorney with 28 years of experience, i would always recommend where one party has an attorney representing them that the other party also have counsel. this is particularly true where as you indicated you have certain thoughts on a possible settlement that the other party has not considered.

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thus my answer to you would be yes you should go ahead and retain an attorney now and have your attorney contact hers and have that person represent you in negotiating any agreements necessary

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How does the child care agreement get updated as employment changes?nis that done through attorneys as well?
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whenever there are material changes in circumstance based upon relocation, employment, income etc. there would need to be a modification of the agreement to reflect those changes.

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generally those are also done by using an attorney

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Ok, that all makes sense. Thank you
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you are welcome, please feel free to come back to just answer if you have further questions.

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