No, in most cases there’s no advantage (or disadvantage) in filing first in a Queens divorce.
The judicial process is designed to ensure that all parties to a lawsuit, including a divorce, have equal opportunity to make their case and respond to the other party’s statements and allegations.
Whichever spouse files first, the next step is to provide the other spouse with notification and then wait for a period of time for them to formulate and deliver their response to the court.
While filing first won’t help you get more from your eventual settlement, many people facing divorce have been talking about it and worrying about it for a long time.
Meeting with an attorney and filing for divorce can provide an important point of certainty after a period of ambivalence and uncertainty.
While what the future holds may not be clear, at least the past months or years finally have closure, and you’ll begin taking the next steps in your life.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino know that when you’re ready to divorce, you need guidance to ensure that you get everything you’re entitled to in the final settlement.
Call our experienced Queens divorce attorneys today at 718-523-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.