Your best bet is to develop a settlement through negotiations, thereby avoiding a trial.
Sometimes people feel like a judge will understand the pain they’ve been put through by a malicious spouse and will take their side, but in New York, the end result is usually that a judge will order assets auctioned at steep discounts, and the parties are left with less money than they would have if they made these decisions for themselves, and without the satisfaction of having made meaningful decisions about their own lives.
If we could resolve all of our clients’ actions through negotiation, we would, but unfortunately there are many divorces that simply require a trial.
For whatever reason, one spouse won’t allow an effective negotiation, and the result is costly, draining, and often drags on much longer than it has to.
In those situations, protecting our client – financially and emotionally – is our top priority.
If your divorce looks like one that can’t be negotiated, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-725-9601 for a free talk with a Brooklyn contested divorce attorney.