Yes, under New York law, residents of Queens can represent themselves in divorce actions, even when those actions are contested.
However, having the right to do something and choosing to do that are different things, and you should know the risks that go with representing yourself in a contested divorce.
From losing property you care about to getting stuck with huge spousal maintenance payments or an unfair custody agreement, when a divorce becomes contested, your first call should be to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer who can help guide the process and advocate strongly for your best interests.
Not every contested divorce is nasty, but the chances of a contested action turning into a long term nightmare are high.
There’s no reason to risk your future by cutting corners on good legal advice. The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help protect you from an unnecessarily lopsided divorce settlement.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer for free.