Tom Kirkpatrick wrote:Good write-up, Bro.
BTW - This forum was built, brick by bloody brick, upon lessons learned.FYI - Until stipulation/settlement is signed by the judge, any agreement you make with NJ isn't legally binding.breaker_morant wrote:We separated early in the marriage, with an agreement that was (largely) written in her favor. I didn't have a lawyer, and signed it, thinking that was the best I could do.
As you've mentioned in other posts. They do,however, get to be argued in court as contracts - and I plan to use that as leverage to push settlement more favorably in my direction. They can argue that they're not valid...and they might win....but they might also lose. She and her attorney(s) drew them up, gave them to my lawyers, and they're signed....so they get due process in court. Their risk is higher than mine, and I plan to exploit that as much as possible, including parts that used to be neutral or negative for me, have now turned into positives (separate vs marital debts, waiving of pension rights). Same thing with the house buyout agreement. It's not the agreement itself that's most important, it's how it's leveraged to push the negotiations in my favor.