Have you already signed the divorce petition? Many people feel confident
that they can represent themselves at the beginning of their
divorce. This may be particularly true if there are very few assets or no children
involved. However, at
The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C., we believe that there are many reasons why having an attorney can help
with protecting your assets and safeguarding your best interests in the long run.
Filing for a Change of Attorney
If you initially chose to represent yourself in your divorce case, you
can always revisit your petition and file a Consent to Change Substitution
of Attorney. You always have the option to represent yourself. However,
this does not relinquish your right to retain legal representation as
well. Your new attorney will then send the new substitution form to the
courts, which is a quick and straightforward process.
These are the advantages of having an attorney working on your case:
- An attorney is impartial and can offer more objective advice and opinions
- An attorney can decipher any complicated legal jargon so that know what
your rights are
- An attorney can prepare all of the legal documents and make sure they are
filed on time
- Experienced Yonkers divorce lawyers know what to anticipate in family court
- Lawyers also know how to engage in negotiations with other attorneys
- Can help achieve a settlement that works for your best interests
Many people choose to hire attorneys upon learning that their spouse has
retained one. This can be hurtful and even be misconstrued as an act of
betrayal, especially if you and your spouse had agreed to make the divorce
as painless as possible. Hiring an attorney is an intensely personal decision,
and there are also various legal costs to consider. However, having a
divorce lawyer may prove to be an invaluable decision in ensuring that
your case is resolved to your satisfaction.
If you have any further questions about your divorce matter, please do
not hesitate to contact The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C. for a
free case evaluation.