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While many people (attorneys included) have haphazardly signed documents placed in front of them without much more than a passing thought (think about purchasing a home), it is wise to be careful to stop and take stock when we are asked to sign any document or commit to any official response, whether it is in the form of testimony, payment of a significant sum of money or acceptance of a verbal settlement. If any of those things are asked, it is best to discuss the matter with a professional before diving in. An honest attorney is happy to advise clients of their rights and any concerns brought on by a particular event, and, just as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, it is much easier and less expensive for an attorney to assist a client in advance of a major decision than it is for the attorney to attempt to untangle a legal mess ...