No, and in fact, it’s advisable that you take some time and consult with an attorney to decide your next steps.
In some cases, you and your spouse may have reached a mutual decision to divorce, worked out a settlement framework, and you’ll simply sign the Affidavit of Defendant and submit it to the court.
It’s still worthwhile to talk to a divorce lawyer, who can make sure you understand issues like potential tax liabilities from your agreement, and whether you’ve missed significant issues, like an order to remove one spouse from the mortgage through refinancing.
Meeting with a lawyer doesn’t have to be expensive.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we offer all potential clients a free consultation so they can understand the issues in their divorces, without paying an arm and a leg.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.