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Hello again. My husband sent my atty a divorce settlement offer for me to "accept"...I was not happy with what my atty suggested I "settle" for, so I asked if I could counter offer. I discussed what I wanted in the counter offer. My atty then said he would draft the counter offer up and let me look at it before he sent it to my husband's atty. I just called his offices, and they said he "already sent it off to the atty". I didnt get to see a copy of the counter offer before he sent it. Is this legal to do this without me seeing the draft first? I am mad, because what if he didnt include some of the things we had discussed?
PS. I had emailed my atty the items of what I wanted included in the counter offer in an email...but knowing the incompetency of his staff, I wanted to check it first
Your attorney should always be reviewing documents with you before sending them to opposing counsel. Why did they not discuss it with you
It sounds like there may be a "breakdown of communication" between your attorney and you. As for sending letters to opposing counsel, we do not always have to have the client "approve" them. However, I would never send a counter offer settlement without my client reviewing it first due to the fact that, if it is not what you want I have misrepresented the offer.
I would put it in writing that you are not happy that the attorney acted in the manner and you want to review the document immediately.
Who would I send that letter to?
You would send the letter to your attorney directly and i would also send a copy to his supervisor if he has one
I see. What difference would it make now?
If you need to report them to the bar, or if your husband wants to accept the offer and it is NOT what you thought was being offered
It documents that you did not give the attorney the authority to make that offer
ok. Thank you