Do we have to have an “exit interview” with counsel after divorce is final?

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Do we have to have an “exit interview” with counsel after divorce is final?

My soon to be ex-husband raised a question yesterday to me in regards to an “exit interview” following the final divorce preceedings. I have heard nothing of this and unfortunately my attorney is in the hospital right now and unable to answer this for me. Is there anyone who can answer this to me whether or not we have to do this in TN?

Asked on January 18, 2011 under Family Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no need for an "exit interview"--or rather, no legal need. It may be carthetic and valuable for other reasons, but that's up to the parties to decide. Legally, once you're divorced, the only situations in which you would have to associate again with your ex-spouse would be if there were children (e.g. at certain events or handing off custody) or if there's a later dispute over property, alimony, etc. and you end up back in court. Otherwise, you never have to see, or interview, him again. If you're uncomfortable just saying "no," play for time--tell him honestly that your attorney is in the hospital and you can't commit to anything until you have a time to consult with your lawyer. Good luck.


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