Good dayDo I need 2 attorneys to put a p...

Asked by MatildaW on 21-01-2020 14:28:25
Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 300.00

Good day

Do I need 2 attorneys to put a parental agreement together as well as maintenance agreement.  

How do the system work? 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 21-01-2020 15:07:43

Hi there and thank you for your question,

I am a practicing attorney based in South Africa and I will assist you with your question. Please feel free to ask as many follow up questions in order to clarify your question. If you have a new question, you must please open a new thread.

No, you do not need 2 attorneys. One is more than enough. I'm assuming that the attorney is representing you in a divorce or something like that? If that is the case, then you might be represented by one attorney and your husband by another attorney. There would then be 2 attorneys working together to put the parental agreement together as well the maintenance agreement.

However, if the divorce is not going well and is very litigious, then your attorney might suggest that you hire an advocate who can represent you in court. If that is the case, then both your attorney and your advocate should look and and have input into the parental agreement and the maintenance agreement.

If there is a part of the answer which you need more advice on, or clarity please continue in this same thread instead of opening a new question.

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We are not married. But we have a child together?

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 21-01-2020 15:55:11

Okay, that's fine. So you don't need a divorce.

But you might still be represented by an attorney, and your partner by another attorney, each of whom will negotiate and try their best to get you the best deal.

If you are both on the same page regarding maintenance and access, then you don't need two attorneys. One should be enough. 

The problem comes when you don't agree with each other. 

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