The first legal step in starting a divorce in Brooklyn is filing a complaint, or a summons and complaint, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
While this step can be handled on your own, you are well advised to seek the assistance of experienced divorce attorneys, because while filing begins the legal process of divorce, there are a number of things you should – and should not – do before you initiate the action.
Your attorney can advise you on how best to prepare for a divorce.
For instance, you’ll want to gather up as much financial information as you can so that you’ll have an accurate snapshot of your family finances before you file.
This can be very helpful should your spouse decide to empty bank accounts or otherwise dispose of assets once the divorce gets underway.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we have years of experience helping clients in Brooklyn protect themselves when they’re preparing to file for divorce.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.