No, you aren’t required to have a lawyer in order to divorce in Queens, and there’s no sign-off process for asset distribution required by law, aside from the court’s approval of your settlement agreement.
That said, couples with extensive assets to distribute should consider working with divorce attorneys to ensure that their agreement is fair, reflects the real value of the marital property, and that it can pass muster with the court.
A lopsided or unbalanced agreement can be rejected, which can cost you in time and money.
One important thing to consider when weighing your need for an attorney in your divorce in Queens is the level of representation you need.
Some lawyers are vigorous litigators who aren’t especially suited for amicable divorces where the spouses are working together well.
Others are ideal for negotiating in complicated divorces, but are poor choices in a divorce headed to litigation.
Some couples only need documents reviewed, while others may choose to work within the mediation framework.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that every couple facing a divorce is unique.
That’s why we offer free consultations to potential clients, giving you a chance to interview a divorce lawyer and talk through likely outcomes in your case.
When you’re divorcing in Queens, call 718-523-1111 today and talk to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer for free.