It’s no secret: divorces can be expensive – both financially and emotionally. It is difficult to predict the amount your divorce will cost you because circumstances are different for each family. Also often, one or both spouses are requesting that their spouse pay their attorney fees. Couples who choose to prolong their divorce may find their finances hurting at the end.
The good news is that you may have some control on the cost of a divorce. One of the best ways to reduce costs is through mediation or negotiation. When you argue over relatively minor issues, it’s easy for attorney fees to exceed the value of the object you’re fighting over.
It is not required that a family law attorney file for a divorce, so it may be good idea to at first seek a consultation. Couples that have been married for a long period tend to have gathered a certain number of belongings and finances during their time together. In these situations, it can be difficult to navigate through the land mines of divorce court on your own.
Know that you’ll probably need to make some sacrifices along the way. If you and your spouse can find a way to come to terms throughout the process, you both could save a significant amount of money.