I am the defendant in an undisputed divorce. My husband hired a lawyer to handle the case in court. We notarized a settlement agreement before the case went to court. When the lawyer sent me a copy of the paperwork he submitted to court it was way shorter and didn't include everything we agreed on beforehand. Is that the regular way to proceed? Or should I submit the notarized settlement agreement to the court before the divorce is final, which could be any day now? Do I need a lawyer?
It is not the way to proceed. If there is an agreement make sure the judge has it. Submit as a additional exhibit.
You need to file the settlement agreement you signed to the court immediately and ask for a hearing. Consult a divorce lawyer immediately before the judge signs the divorce decree.
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The way you have asked your question is a bit confusing. If you signed an agreement and a copy of the agreement was submitted to the court with the Final Order, it would be included as an attachment to the final order of divorce that is submitted to the court. The court order would be relatively short because it doesn't need to be a recitation of most of the terms that are found within your agreement. The agreement will become part of the final order of divorce once it is signed.
If you are concerned, you should consult with an attorney immediately before the order is actually entered by the court.
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