Marriages fall apart for a lot of reasons, but that doesn’t mean that couples want to bankrupt themselves dissolving it.
When you and your spouse are ready to part ways but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on lawyers, you can choose to work together and resolve the legal issues on your own.
These include how property, cash, and debt will be distributed, ongoing financial arrangements like spousal maintenance and child support, child custody, and any particulars that are unique to your marriage.
If you can reach agreement on these items, you can file an uncontested divorce that will save you time and money – and you’ll probably never need to set foot in a courtroom.
You should still strongly consider retaining counsel, at least to review the final settlement to make sure that it’s complete, answer any questions you may have, and make sure that you understand what each element of the settlement means.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino make sure our clients aren’t hit with any nasty surprises at tax time, and that their settlements are appropriate for submission to the court as they are.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce lawyer.