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I have received a letter from my previous employer regarding money that I owe them. I do not want to dispute this. I would just like to pay the money they state I owe. Do I have any guarantee that that is the end of the situation. Should I ask for an agreement in writing? Is it best to have an attorney represent me even though I do not dispute the amount?
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If someone in your situation does not wish to argue over the allegation and simply wishes to pay the money, then a written release from them is a good idea, so that they cannot file any claim later on. I am providing a sample below:

Release

(PARTY ONE) and (PARTY TWO) agree:

WHEREAS, certain disputes have occurred between the parties hereto, and, WHEREAS, they desire to amicably resolve these disputes and acknowledge the extinguishment of any and all debts, obligations, and liabilities of any kind between the parties, IT IS AGREED:

That in consideration of this agreement, the parties mutually release one another from all claims of any kind whatsoever with regards ***** ***** from the beginning of time to the date of the execution of this agreement, and that this mutual release shall be valid and binding and insure for the benefit of the heirs, successors and assigns of both parties.

This release shall only become considered binding upon (1) the transfer if $___ from PARTY TWO to PARTY ONE and (2) both parties signing the agreement.

Dated: _________________

________________________________________________________________

PARTY ONE

________________________________________________________________

PARTY TWO

- - -

It is best to have an attorney indeed, however it is not mandatory.

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What type of attorney would you recommend for this type of arrangement?
Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

A GENERAL PRACTICE or CONTRACT/TRANSACTIONAL attorney.

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Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!
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