Sometimes it’s clear that a trial is likely from the start of a divorce action, and other times we really can’t know until we’ve started the process.
If you and your spouse have been talking productively about how to divide your possessions and what to do with big assets like houses and vehicles, it’s very possible that no trial will be needed.
On the other hand, if you’re fighting about every last detail, it’s likely that we’ll sit down at a preliminary conference with the judge and learn that your case is headed through the many frustrating and expensive steps on the way to a trial.
It’s best to compromise where compromise is reasonable, because if you go into a trial phase, the judge is likely to order disputed assets sold off, and they usually net pennies on the dollar.
In some cases, that’s the best you can hope for, but in a divorce trial, no one really wins.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help negotiate a settlement that you can live with, or fight hard for your interests if your case does go to trial.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 and get a free consultation with a Queens divorce lawyer.