Originally Posted by YEG
How about he just keeps depositing the $1000 every month. She probably got legal representation for her adultery investigation (probably OM advised her to do it because he didn't want her getting him in trouble). I doubt she spent much/any money filing the D paperwork.

When you go to a lawyer and say you want a divorce they ask a bunch of questions like if its gonna be contested, kids and what not.

They do this so they can calculate a retainer. This prepays most the fees they expect to charge during the divorce. 1/3 is usually non refundable.

So its likely she had to come up with considerably more than just the filing fees. This could very well have her financially strapped.

From the shoddy paperwork and what Gerka said, he doesn't think she retained a lawyer. She just filed herself to save money.


BS - 32 (me)
FWW - 33
Married 8/31/03
No kids (but 3 cats)
D-Days - 8/25/06 (EA), 11/3/06 (PA)
NC agreed to - 11/8/06
NC broken - 11/28/06, 12/16/06, 1/18/07, 1/26/07, 1/27/07
Status - In Recovery
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