Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
Whether you have been planning your divorce for a while, or have just been served papers unexpectedly, you need a divorce lawyer. Even if the divorce currently seems amicable, it can turn ugly very fast. Don't risk getting taken advantage of, especially if you have children you need to protect during the process. Make sure you always have a legal expert on your side.
In most divorces, both parties have something to lose. You may be worried about being left with no money, or you might be concerned that you will have to pay a hefty amount to your former spouse for years. If you have kids, you are probably wondering how often you will see them, or how much child support you will get if you are awarded custody. Fortunately, Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. can help you get what you need as you divorce your spouse.
Why Get a Divorce Lawyer?
It can be hard to know what to expect from your spouse during divorce. Even if he or she is usually mild mannered and fair, his or her divorce lawyer may be quite aggressive. This is why we assume that cards are stacked against you, enabling us to take a serious, effective stance from the beginning. When you mistakenly assume your divorce will be easy and amicable, your guard will be down, and you will be taken advantage of. Seeking legal help immediately can help reduce your chances of losing everything you deserve.
Whether you are fully prepared to initiate a divorce, or are considering mediation as an alternative, we can help. Mediation can be immensely useful in helping you and your spouse come to an understanding without going to head to head. If you wish to talk about your problems with the assistance of a neutral mediator, we can set this up.
We just recommend that you stay away from the idea of hiring a single lawyer to represent you both, even if your divorce is currently uncontested. After all, the point of hiring a divorce lawyer is to make sure you get the assets you are entitled to. In nearly every case, couples argue over at least a few assets that each thinks he or she deserves. Unless you can manage to compromise extraordinarily well, you will each need your own New York divorce lawyer to get the results you desire.
Similarly, representing yourself is usually a mistake. You do not know all the laws surrounding divorce in New York, so you lack the unique angles that a divorce lawyer has. You will end up losing much more than you will gain since you will rarely get the assets you demand. Even if you want very little, you may end up getting such a bad deal that you owe more to your spouse than you can afford. If you are thinking about representing yourself, call us at 212-355-0887 or 718-875-7584 to get more in-depth answers as to why hiring a lawyer is your best bet.
Dealing with the Costs of Divorce
You should ask questions about fees before you hire a New York divorce lawyer. You are advised to find out the total you will pay for divorce in New York, as well as when the entire amount is due. We at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. offer competitive fees, and we can break down the costs for you when you schedule a consultation.
If you are worried about costs, you can do a number of things to keep the charges to a minimum. One example is to remember that most lawyers charge by the hour, so stopping by or calling frequently for a simple question or comment can end up costing you more than you want to spend. This is why you are urged to wait until you have several questions or comments, and then make an appointment to talk to your divorce lawyer.
Another way to cut costs is to have most of the necessary documentation ready for your lawyer, as this cuts down on the amount of time he or she needs to spend investigating. You should also provide all the details upfront so that your lawyer does not need to spend time gathering the facts of the case. In general, the more organized you are at the beginning of the case, the less you should have to spend.
Choose Representation by a New York Full Service Matrimonial Law Firm
We at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. are equipped to handle every aspect of divorce, including spousal support,
child support, and
equitable distribution. We also handle:
We know how to create an effective strategy for getting what you need during divorce, so when money, property, or children are involved, let us help. Now is not the time to take on the case by yourself or hire an amateur to do the job. You need a professional with decades of experience winning cases for clients, so we invite you to fill out an online case evaluation to get started today.