Do I Really Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Posted By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC || 7-Oct-2016

Considering a divorce? You may be wondering if it is worth it to hire an attorney or if you can just handle the divorce yourself. Whether you are dealing with an uncontested or contested divorce, it is always a good idea to hire an attorney in order to protect your best interests. Our New York divorce lawyers explain why below.

Here’s why you should hire an attorney to represent you during a divorce:

  • Expert advice. An experienced attorney who has handled hundreds or even thousands of divorce cases has the legal knowledge necessary to guide you through the process in an efficient and timely manner. An attorney can ensure that you abide by the law, which can reduce your chances of unnecessary delays and costs.
  • Avoiding errors. Divorce is a highly stressful and emotional time, and it can be easy to make a mistake when you are not thinking clearly. Without an attorney on your side, you could unwittingly make errors that jeopardize the favorable outcome you are seeking, and could cost you the settlement you are entitled to. Even a small error could delay the divorce process and cost you more money in legal and court fees. Avoid this risk by leaving things in the hands of an attorney who can ensure that everything is taken care of correctly the first time.
  • Reducing stress. Divorce is already difficult enough without having to worry about mountains of paperwork or representing yourself in court. When you hire an attorney, you no longer have to worry or stress about your divorce. A good attorney will take this burden on for you so that you can focus on what is most important to you.

While the decision to hire a lawyer is entirely up to you, we strongly advise that you not attempt to handle your divorce on your own. Without in-depth legal knowledge of New York’s complicated divorce laws, you may quickly find yourself overwhelmed, or worse, you may end up cheating yourself out of a fair settlement in which things like child support, spousal support, and property division are fairly calculated. An attorney can help ensure that you receive an equitable share of assets and that your needs and the needs of your children are adequately met as you move forward toward your new future.

At Eiges & Orgel, PLLC, we have handled more than 3,000 divorce cases. Backed by more than 35 years of collective experience in the area of divorce and family law. We encourage you to contact our firm to speak with an attorney about how they can assist you with your case. Get started when you call (347) 848-1850.

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