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My Wife Says She Can’t Afford A Divorce Lawyer. How Does This Affect My Divorce?

First of all, you should know that New York doesn’t require either of you to hire a divorce lawyer, and either or both parties can represent themselves.

That said, when it comes time to negotiate the details of a divorce, and then again when important things like filing deadlines approach, having a lawyer on your side can mean the difference between a relatively short, fairly painless negotiation and a long and acrimonious one, and can also save you the hassle and expense of missed deadlines or incorrect forms being filed with the court.

If your spouse is concerned about the cost of a divorce lawyer, let her know how expensive and frustrating it can be to have a divorce drag on for months – or more.

If you’re considering divorce in Queens, call the experts at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111.