Question #144

My husband and I are heading to divorce after nine years of marriage. Domestic Violence, alcoholism, and affairs (his) have been constant. I am due to receive a significant settlement for an employment discrimination lawsuit I filed. I have been advised to file for divorce before completing the actions necessary for me to receive the compensation. A few months ago, my husband ‘found’ an attorney to handle the settlement process for me. This attorney drafted a retainer that listed my husband and me as clients, yet specified therein that both the lawsuit and settlement check is/will (be) in my name (only). Advice? We are in New York State.

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