What Happens If You Get a Divorce Without a Lawyer?


We all know how expensive divorces in New York can be, which is why it is important to understand that looking for a less costly way to handle one can results in you spending more money in the long run. One of the most popular ways people do to attempt to save money is by not using a divorce lawyers. Unless you possess the experience and education necessary to represent yourself effectively, doing so will only result in a disastrous outcome.

The following are some risk associated with not using a lawyers:

  • Lack of legal knowledge. A qualified attorneys will possess the extensive knowledge of state laws and court proceedings in order to help you navigate through any complexities related to your divorce. You may not be able to address any nuances of the courtroom processes in a beneficial manner to your case.
  • Make more mistakes. Since the legal system and divorce process can be complicated, failing to properly address all issues of your divorce, such as debt and assets accumulated during marriage, can negatively impact your future.
  • More stressful. Since divorce is already frustrating enough, having to examine and analyze your own paperwork by yourself, as well as representing yourself against your spouse’s attorneys can be completely overwhelming. A qualified lawyers will collect all of the required information for you and handle other requirements associated divorce while you focus on your family.
  • End up in an unfair divorce. Divorce isn’t as easy as splitting your money in half with your ex-spouse, especially if children, valuable assets, and debt are involved. Without reliable legal assistance, you are at risk of receiving a terrible settlement.

If you are in the midst of or are considering filing for divorce, seek legal representation from Empire Law today. We offer free case consultations so that we can discuss all of your concerns in-depth.

Contact us today for more information.

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