I have seen a couple of posts where it is asked, "Do you still have a lawyer?"
I keep a lawyer retained. I never know what ex H will pull and I want to make sure that me and the children are covered.
Do you? Why or why not?
We didn't, only becuase DH is military and for the longest time, none of us (BM or DH) lived in the state where they settled the divorce or custody. Their original lawyers no .onger lpractice here.
But that does not mean we haven't contacted someone from time to time (changing residential custody legally before we went overseas and when BM was trying to keep SS from rejoining us this summer).
Nineoceans:I must live in a higher COL area bc our retainer was 3k per case. I don't have unlimited money to fight over everything we would want to in court regardless of how ridiculous BM is
We don't and this is why.
piffle42:After my lawyer was initially retained he only bills for things I actually need him for. He is on the court record as my attorney until he notifies the court that he is no longer my attorney.
And our retainer is $10K. Very high COL!
newtothis:I do. My initial retainer was 2,500. When BD sued me for custody I needed to make a higher retainer of 5,000. When it gets down to 1,000 I replenish it. I will keep him on retainer indefinitely. When court is over with it will go back down to 2,500. It's worth every penny.