Many couples are able to work out most of the details of their divorce on their own and even though they may have lawyers they will save a lot of money because of it. Here is the rub: maybe you have this thing worked out between you and you are getting a budget divorce. Your attorney may not be paying as much attention as you would hope. A divorce “surprise’ might enter in to the picture. Consider this story which was inspired by real events:
Les And His Big Divorce Surprise
Teresa and Les signed their dissolution agreement and went on their separate ways. Teresa did very well with a nice maintenance agreement and Les quit claimed the house to her.
Two years go by and some months ago Les made his last payment to Teresa. He is now a free man. Les had married Marsha along the way and at last they can move from the apartment they were living in and into a house.
They found a nice place which is now within their budget and they made an offer to buy and had their offer accepted.
Now its Halloween 2009: Les answers the phone and the mortgage broker asks Les why he did not report his other mortgage and why it is in arrears.
Teresa had not been so good on the payments since her maintenance checks from Les had ended and now the old marital house is about to go into foreclosure.
Les had quit claimed the house to her and he thought he was done with it, surprise! Although Les had given up his interest in the house, he failed to realize that he could not give up his interest in the mortgage, the bank was not party to the divorce settlement and still holds him liable for the mortgage.
Not only had Les made a poor settlement with Teresa but now he has to pay again. No new home for Les and his new wife, and his Ex has screwed him once again.
What Other Surprises May Lurk In My Divorce?
There are many surprises and traps possible in any legal proceeding – like Les’s surprise or like thinking that you are getting a tax write off for the kids but failing to realize that if the agreement is not done right you may just have primed up yourself for yet another divorce surprise. The list goes on, you really do need to learn the processes of divorce if you expect to get the best settlement and win your divorce.
You can take the surprises out; you can understand the process and where the potential problems are. This way you will work better with your attorney and avoid the divorce surprises and traps that are out there.
Avoid Divorce Surprises
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