Does a Lawyer Need to be Present for a Settlement?

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In some cases, a lawyer may be present at the time of settlement. For example, if you dispute whether or not the agreement was made under duress (threats to harm), then a legal team can help determine this. But in most cases, it will not be required for an attorney to be present during settlement.

Rather than requiring that someone has to show up with their lawyer, many…