No, a judge can’t force you to hire a divorce lawyer, but you are well advised to retain one.
There’s nothing worse than signing on to a divorce settlement without understanding the long term implications, from loss of property to the tax implications of support and maintenance payments.
Divorces where one side is represented and the other isn’t run the risk producing a lopsided settlement.
In cases where you are the lower earner and your spouse makes more money, your legal fees can be included in the settlement.
This is a very common situation that judges in Brooklyn are very familiar with.
If you are the higher earner and simply want to go it alone, you are in significant jeopardy of paying a much higher price than you anticipate.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino offer the highest quality representation in Brooklyn divorces at competitive rates.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with a Brooklyn divorce attorney.