Part 5. Signing a retainer agreement

December 3, 2007

 A retainer agreement is a contract between you and your lawyer detailing your respective rights and responsibilities. The retainer is a formal contract and, as such, will guide any disputes between the parties. This means you should take it as seriously as any other contract for a serious amount of money (such as buying a house or a car). The problem is that most people are not in a very good position to understand or negotiate a contract.  This post will try to give you some pointers.
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Part 3. Filing for Divorce

November 14, 2007

 After my reconciliation attempt failed I officially sought to file a complaint for divorce in family court. I started by looking for organizations that could provide information and advice on the process. I found exactly one – Equal Rights for Divorced Fathers. The group offered legal advice and paralegal services at a very reasonable price (they provide a wonderful service for lower income men). They also offered an attorney panel on Tuesday night to meet father-friendly divorce attorneys.
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