Thursday, May 1, 2014
The past few weeks I have had several cases fighting over the clarity of prior court orders. This often leads me to have to call the prior attorneys who drafted documents as a witness if the case goes to trial and also depose the opposing attorney at times if the other side was represented to get their interpretation of what was meant. If you want to see nasty litigation, try to get former spouses to agree to a definition of any of the followings: reasonable, needs, necessary, standard of living, college expenses, living expenses, and utilities. These are terms that need to be clearly defined in the documents. If not, you are just inviting future litigation.