Once the parties have reached an agreement, if the parties are not using attorneys, I send the clients a packet which includes all the court forms and financial documents they will need to file with the court and a very specific instruction manual about the court process and how to file the divorce. I will meet with clients fro one final meeting in which we review the court papers, instructions for filing and appearing in court, review financial statements to make sure they are accurate and prepared properly.
I review the agreement to make sure both parties fully understand and agree to the provisions and I give clients instructions about signing the agreement and filing the paperwork with the appropriate court. I cannot notarize the agreement for my clients.
If necessary I will meet with the parties or speak with them on the telephone to answer questions about the court process.