Roughly 90 percent of family law cases settle short of trial. There might be a large battle over initial orders – temporary orders put in place right after the divorce is filed – but then people calm down and realize what the courts are likely to do at trial. Then, within the range of likely trial outcomes, the parties decide to save all the emotional and financial expense of trial and work out an agreement that is the basis of the “final orders” in your divorce.
In drafting the settlement agreement, you should have competent legal advice to make sure that you know your rights, so that you can fully understand the range of likely trial outcomes. Also, an attorney can draft your agreement and final orders so that they have the legal effect you intend.
A settlement agreement is an enforceable contract. Do not wait to get an attorney until after you have signed a settlement contract, which you now regret.
Mason Law in Spokane WA, can help you fully understand your rights, and protect your benefits of the bargain in drafting the agreement and final orders. If you are about to begin negotiations to resolve a divorce call Mason Law today at (909) 443-3681.