DO I NEED A LAWYER TO GET A DIVORCE?
If you and your spouse are able to resolve the issues of children, money, and property, you then just need to ask the court, in writing to grant a divorce. It is relatively easy for people to handle an uncontested divorce without a lawyer.
However, if there are disputes over children, money and property, you need a legal advocate. Our attorneys will handle communications with a spouse who is dishonest or vindictive. If your spouse has an attorney it will be very challenging to represent yourself.
Our attorneys will give you the advice you need, negotiate with your spouse and aggressively pursue your interests before a judge.
In New York State, if you divorce, your retirement benefits could be affected. Retirement benefits are considered marital property and can be divided between you and your ex-spouse when the marriage ends.