Even if he has filed the documents with the court, if it has been less than 30 days, you should be able to file a Motion to Vacate any judgment that has been entered based upon the papers you signed. You can tell the Judge you were unrepresented and wish to obtain counsel. I would also let the Judge know that you did not know or intend for the papers you signed to be final. This is all based upon the assumption that the papers you signed were a settlement agreement or parenting agreement.
Even if it has been more than 30 days, you can likely still have the Judgment vacated if you were told the papers were a draft and were mislead by that information into believing that you would still have additional time for review, comment and modification.
It should be should be fine. Go get a lawyer though today! Do not delay.
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You should DEFINITELY have an attorney review the papers your signed and suggest changes. You have the right to object to the agreement . . . but that right doesn't last forever. Act now.
Hire an attorney right away. Have your attorney contact your husband's attorney to rescind any agreement previously executed. You would not need to go to court on the day your divorce is finalized if everything is resolved but you really need to have your lawyer look over all paperwork beforehand,
What specifically did you sign? Was it just an Entry of Appearance? An Entry of Appearance is just a consent to the jurisdiction of the Court. Was it a Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage or Marital Settlement Agreement? Those pleadings have consequences for you. He still needs to send you a Notice of Hearing for the Court date where he intends to get a Judgment of Dissolution. Check the Clerk of the Court's website to get your case number and see what dates are set. If the date is set far enough out. You can consult with an attorney more easily than if if it is 48 hours or less prior to the Court date. If it is 48 hours or less; you must show up and tell the Judge you want an attorney. As I am often in Court call my assistant Dan London at 3312-807-3990 to set up a private telephone consultation. At the consultation we can discuss the confidential details we need to craft a strategic plan. These details should not be broadcast over the Internet.
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