One of the things I do with clients, regardless of whether their spouse is represented or not, is determine what the marital assets are in the marriage. Even if their spouse does have their own attorney, we can do it jointly and hire a joint business valuator or a joint appraiser. This keeps the cost down because both people aren’t spending money to do the same thing. I’ve done it that way on many occasions and it works to the benefit of the parties.
In other cases, I have people who come in to me and say, ‘my spouse and I have agreed to the following… can you draw up an agreement?’ The answer is yes, I can draw up an agreement, but I can’t represent both of you. I can draw it up and advise the other party to take it to their counsel for review and see if we can work it out. That’s been successful in many cases. If the people can talk to each other, a lot more can be accomplished.
The Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC is a small firm with its practice devoted to Matrimonial Law. The practice devotes its time to the representation of a party in all complex marital cases by negotiating and, if necessary, litigating outstanding issues. Jack A. Rounick, Esquire has had extensive experience in handling all aspects of the field. He has represented clients throughout Pennsylvania with the practice mostly concentrated in the Delaware Valley. He can be reached at 484-684-6055.