No, lawyers are not required to file motions or even file a divorce case in Brooklyn, but there are very good reasons why investing in an attorney is a good idea.
First, the law governing divorce is complicated, and it isn’t always intuitive to ordinary people who don’t deal with divorce topics every day.
Many people mistakenly assume that they can focus the case on a spouse’s misbehavior and walk away with an outsized award, but that’s just not how it works today.
Second, judges are busy professionals who prefer to work with people who know what they’re doing.
When motions are filed incorrectly, or based on a misunderstanding of the law, it makes you look terrible and can hurt your case.
An attorney can make sure you conduct yourself in the best way possible and that all of your legal avenues are properly explored.
Call the experienced Brooklyn divorce attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation about your divorce.