Don’t sign any agreement without showing it to a divorce lawyer. Some divorce clients think they need to get divorced immediately. They will sign any financial agreement to “get out”. I respond: slow down.
The financial agreement is the most important document you will ever sign. Once signed, it is legally binding. You may regret giving up what you did. So, before signing any agreement, you need to obtain all financial documents relating to the spouse’s finances now and in the past few years, such as tax returns, pay stubs, bank and investment statements, credit card statements, debt related documents, and much more.
We must review the financial documents to determine support, division of marital property, and allocation of marital debt. No agreement should be signed until a divorce attorney has reviewed the agreement and underlying financial documents.