Yes, your spouse is not required to hire a lawyer in your divorce action, but that will likely put them at a big disadvantage when it comes to negotiation, meeting filing deadlines, and understanding the long term effects of the final settlement.
While we recommend that everyone hire a divorce lawyer when their marriage ends, you cannot force your spouse to do so, and you can still get a divorce when your spouse is not represented by counsel.
If your divorce will require significant negotiation or litigation, you should expect that your spouse will eventually hire an attorney, which can lead to delays.
We do our best to help our clients in Brooklyn have smooth, quick divorces, but sometimes a spouse will attempt to subvert the process to cause extra pain at the end of a marriage.
When you work with experienced divorce attorneys, your risks of their efforts succeeding drop.
Call the divorce team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-725-9601 and talk to Brooklyn divorce attorneys who can help.