Lawyers are not required for a divorce in New York, but the adage that “a person who represents himself has a fool for a client” can be as true in matrimonial law as it is in criminal law.
If you are represented by counsel but your spouse is resisting, ask your spouse why.
Sometimes the issue is financial, and your spouse may resent having to pay for an attorney when they may feel that the divorce wasn’t their idea.
Other times, a spouse simply wants to feel in control of the situation and is unwilling to yield to a divorce lawyer.
The internet offers a lot of resources for those who think they can handle a divorce on their own, but hiring an attorney will ensure that forms are properly completed and submitted to the court in the right order and on time.
Not using an attorney can lead to delays, and if your spouse is trying to fight the divorce without the help of an attorney, things can get interesting, to say the least.
All you can do is protect yourself, and the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation.