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Free Separation Agreement
July 19, 2009, 12:28 am
Filed under: economy

I am now the proud owner of a $1001 document that outlines who owns what between my ex and I. That’s cheap! But don’t think it didn’t hurt to transfer the money into the striped suited ones account.

We had waited six months for his lawyer to write a draft. Six months! If I was writing these for a living I’d have a basic template and a basic interview and I’d knock ’em out like buns in a bakery.

To get things moving along I surfed the net to find out what was required and wrote up a draft. Then I got the ex to read it and made some changes. Then I consulted the list of lawyers my colleagues had recommended and contacted the one with the best parking. I told the lawyer I didn’t want to waste money. We set a price. We added a few extras like some arrangements about what we do about Christmas.

Then off it went to his lawyer. A month passed. My ex came up with a change – the sentence he’d contributed to the document wasn’t what he meant. We made the change. Finally word came that the agreement was signed and ready for my X. I drive to my lawyer. Reading through it I saw that my ex and his lawyer have signed the earlier copy. If I’d signed it it would mean an extra ten thousand dollars for me.

I pointed it out. Yeah, I know.

We printed out the right copy I signed that and we sent it off to the sink hole of time management his lawyer seemed to be.

Thursday I heard that the document was completed. Anticlimax. Now we follow the agreement and maybe by the end of the month my house will be mine (and the banks). ‘

If you want a copy of my agreement to use to draft your own just let me know.




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  1.    CJB 06.21.15 @ 8:04 pm      

    Hi, Can I please get a copy? Very sensible approach btw.

  2.    CJB 06.21.15 @ 8:11 pm      

    Hi, Not sure if the earlier request went through? But would love a copy of your agreement please.

  3.    CJB 06.21.15 @ 8:14 pm      

    Hi,
    Would love a copy of your agreement please. Thanking you in advance:)

  4.    wordmonger 10.11.15 @ 4:12 am      

    Very sorry the notifications for this page haven’t been coming through to me and i was blissfully tinking nobody was splitting up. Will send in case it is still useful to you. My deepest apologies.

  5.    Mhs 08.24.16 @ 12:50 pm      

    Hi, am I able to please get a copy? Many thanks

  6.    wordmonger 08.24.16 @ 10:16 pm      

    On its way :-)



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