From the court’s point of view, it doesn’t matter who files for divorce first in Brooklyn, New York.
And now that New York allows no-fault divorce, your wife can file for divorce even if you don’t.
It’s still best to bring in an experienced divorce lawyer to help negotiate the terms of the divorce, as they include contentious and costly topics like support, division of marital assets, and child custody.
The most significant thing isn’t who files first – it’s how well you negotiate to get through your divorce as intact as possible.
Call the Brooklyn divorce lawyers at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino for a free consultation at 718-725-9601.