I have just received notice from my former employer's attorneys for a "Washout Settlement Hearing". I am unrepresented and agreed to a settlement, signed contracts, and have been waiting. I am fine with the amount of my settlement and the stipulations of the settlement and I am just wondering what this washout settlement hearing is.
Do I have to be present for this hearing? If so, what will happen and what can I expect?
These may be dumb questions and I wonder if I may end up regreting not hiring an attorney, but the settlement was extremenly fair and I decided to settle without being represented and I am just wondering what this hearing is all about and how I should prepare.
I was told a Judge would have to approve the settlement but I was not aware of the need for a hearing. Again, this is my fault for not hiring an attorney, but the time for that has come and gone and I am now on my own.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.