Can I Do My NY Uncontested Divorce Myself? The Dangers of Doing Divorce Pro Se…

You may be thinking about representing yourself pro se in your NY uncontested divorce.  If you are, you can get all the information that you need at the New York State Unified Courts Website. Although,BEWARE, even the courts’ website warns:

Before you use the booklets and forms, we strongly suggest that you give serious thought to using a lawyer for your divorce, even if you believe that your divorce will be “uncontested” (i.e., your spouse will not oppose the divorce in any way). There can be a lot more to think about than just ending the marriage and filling out court papers. (For example, there may be property to divide between you and your spouse, or you may need an Order of Protection and/or child support and other financial support, among other things.)

Trying to do your divorce yourself to save a few hundred dollars can result in serious financial consequences that could have been prevented by hiring a divorce attorney.  You could be losing your rights to your soon-to-be ex-spouse’s asset and foregoing significant legal rights that you won’t be able to get back.

I have personally seen client’s who opted to do their divorces themselves and have gotten seriously screwed in the long run.  They come to me, often after its too late, asking if I can help them in any way.

If you would like more examples of what could go wrong if you try to do your divorce yourself, feel free to schedule your free divorce consultation by calling toll-free (866) 830-2064.

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