5 yr "marriage". No kids, no property or vehicles bought, all ind. belongings have been agreeably divided already. No IRA's, Bonds, 401k's, or alimony issues. Agreed (& signed) previously to simple, no-contest quick divorce w/out need for lawyer rep. After I chased him away for non-payment of rental costs owed to me, he suddenly "lawyered up" and served me with the pet. and summons. He says he wants nothing from me &that "marital prop" was just norm lingo. He wants to "settle out" of court. I don't know for what though, there's no actual marital assets! I'm afraid he is after my personal injury settlement I received after marriage. Also wants me to pay his lawyer/court fee's although I we had agreed 1 wasn't wanted or needed. Trying to avoid his financial dues. Should I lawyer-up too?I'd like to present his petition/summons and My rough response (to be properly edited) to an attorney and for an attorney to offer her/his opinion on what is "customary diction" in a divorce petition, what is not. Largely, how to properly express my disagreement with certain paragraphs. Does it sound like he's trying to avoid his debts to me and/or go after the bit I saved from injury?
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