Why Hire a Divorce Attorney?
New York City Divorce Lawyer
Your divorce could be a highly stressful process that lasts months or longer, and it may leave you frustrated with the final settlement. Your former spouse could walk away with an unfair share of the property and other assets from your marriage, and you could end up being forced to pay an unfair amount of spousal maintenance. If you make less money than your former spouse, you could be awarded far less support than you really need to maintain your standard of living, and you could have to make some real sacrifices. If you have children, you could be denied custody and left with a visitation schedule that pushes you into the margins of your children's lives, or you could be forced to share child custody under when it is not in the best interests of your children. Perhaps the worst aspect of divorce is that it could leave you with a bitter relationship with your ex-spouse, which is especially difficult when the other parent engages in parental alienation.
There is no legal requirement in New York State for you to hire an attorney to represent your case. If you want to make the experience as smooth as possible and improve your chances of a favorable outcome, you should absolutely seek a consultation with a New York City divorce lawyer from H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. You can have a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, depending on whether you and your former partner are able to resolve the major issues between you before you go to court. We will do everything possible to help you avoid an expensive and frustrating divorce that costs you emotionally and financially.
Do I need a divorce lawyer in New York City?
A divorce attorney from our firm will protect your interests throughout the process. During your initial consultation, we will explain what you can expect in divorce as measured against state law, as well as helping you understand what issues you will need to be resolved. When your goals are clearly defined, it is easier to pursue these objectives in negotiations with opposing counsel, or in mediation. The costs of uncontested divorce are significantly lower, and if you and your former spouse are willing to take advantage of this alternative, we can help you with mediation or a collaborative divorce to resolve any remaining unresolved issues. Divorce is about enabling you to put an end to one chapter of your life and making a fresh start, and we will help you do move forward with you interests protected.
Contact a New York City divorce lawyer for a consultation about your case and to learn more about how we can help you.