While it doesn’t make any difference legally who files first, there are plenty of instances where it makes sense to hurry the process along.
If you believe your spouse is disposing of assets, running up debts, or has cut you off financially, there’s no reason to wait.
Upon filing, the court will issue a series of automatic orders to prevent this type of behavior, and if your spouse fails to remedy the problems, they can be found in contempt.
If that’s not your situation, there still may be strategic advantages in filing first.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can advise you on the best way forward given the circumstances of your marriage.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation.