It sounds as though your relationship with your attorney is breaking down, possibly due to a lack of meaningful communication/understanding of the law. The courts generally have a list of mediator's and you might suggest to your attorney that he/she have the issues which you are not in agreement with, mediated. It sounds as though a neutral person [mediator] would be of benefit at this point. Since you have reached the point of review on a proposed settlement/judgment, it is pretty late in the game to change attorneys - unless there is a toal breakdown of the attorney client relationship.
Bottom line if you do not have trust and confidence in your attorney you should consult with another attorney and determine if you need to switch. I do get concerned in that it sounds like you could be in your last steps and sometimes switching horses at this late date may not make sense. You have the intelligence to identify what you like and do not like about the agreement. Alternative is to take into your attorney a specific punch and determine if you can move forward in the direction you want with your existing attorney. Some of your questions seem rather basic and believe could be taken care of by your existing attorney. An appraisal takes all the guess work out of the value of your residence. Debts assumed by each should be equalized and then could be further equalized through the value of your residence. Good luck
In a divorce there are two roads to resolution: settlement or trial. The proposal is a first step in negotiations. Consider it an opportunity to know what your husband is thinking. If you have different ideas, the next step is a counter-proposal. Ultimately, think of it as a conversation about settlement. A mediator can help you when the conversation gets difficult because your views are different. If you have an attorney, your attorney can help you answer these questions.
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