Tips to Surviving New York Litigated divorce
For some couples, New York litigated divorce is the most effective way to handle legal disputes that arise in the divorce context. Spouses may not be able to reach an agreement regarding issues that can potentially affect the rest of their lives and may need a third party to make these decisions for them. Here are some tips on handling New York litigated divorce.
Know What to Expect
Litigation is not usually a quick process. Litigation often takes months and sometimes even years. After the judge issues a judgment, this judgment may later be appealed or asked to be modified.
For every issue that the court must decide, the cost to litigate your divorce goes up. The parties may be able to negotiate some of the issues without the court’s intervention. This can help reduce at least some of the costs associated with litigation. Additionally, spouses should consider the cost of litigation versus the potential payout. If the result is a sizable child or spousal support award, then the cost of litigation may be worth the price. However, if the couple is fighting over ownership of a particular asset, sometimes the cost to fight the matter is more than the value of the asset.
During a divorce, trust is often eroded. Before signing any divorce or other legal papers, the parties should carefully read over the information contained in it. Better yet, it is recommended that the parties review the document with a consulting attorney who can properly advise them. Additionally, spouses who litigate their divorce will want to maintain secure communication with their counsel and various methods should be discussed and determined, including the possibility of establishing a new email account or post office mailbox. It is important that the parties each have their own attorney whom they trust to represent their interests.
To hire an attorney or learn more about whether litigating your divorce is right for you, contact an attorney at Sabra Law Group, PLLC at 646-472-7971.