The first thing that will happen after you answer an order to show cause in Brooklyn is that the judge will review the exhibits and make a ruling.
Judges have wide discretion when it comes to deciding on orders to show cause, and can grant the entire motion, parts of it, or deny it outright.
Your attorney will help you put together a solid, evidence-based answer that will help protect you immediately, and can begin laying the groundwork for the divorce strategy you and your attorney are developing.
Once the divorce action is joined, a preliminary conference will be scheduled, and you’ll begin compiling your statement of net worth to exchange with your spouse as part of the discovery phase.
The statement of net worth is a lengthy and time consuming document to compile, but both parties are required by law to full disclosure of the other’s financial records.
During this time, you’ll work closely with your attorney to identify your goals for the divorce, identify priorities for financial and property matters, and put together a strategy for negotiations.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you get the best possible outcome from your divorce.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.