There are a lot of variables that can determine the cost of divorce. Custody battles, the reasons behind the divorce, and whether the spouses can agree on the arrangements can make a big impact on what both parties end up paying in fees.
With preparation and planning, you may be able to cut down on some of the costs associated with getting a divorce. This can also make the entire divorce go more smoothly and quickly, allowing both parties to move on.
Will you be paying your own attorney fees? This is common, but in some cases, one party will be asked to pay the fees for the other. This depends a lot on the reasons behind the divorce, in most cases. If you won’t have to pay the fees associated with the divorce, this of course makes a big difference in the cost of divorce.
Have you and your spouse agreed on some of the arrangements as to what will happen after the divorce takes place? If not, this can lead to a messier and more expensive divorce. In general, the more the spouses are able to agree upon, the quicker and cheaper the ordeal is for everyone involved.
With proper planning you can prepare for these things and you may be able to get away with a cheap divorce instead of a long drawn out expensive one.
Custody arrangements are a big part of any divorce where there are children. If the spouses have agreed upon the custody arrangements before the divorce, this can make it easier for the attorney and it can drastically lower the cost of divorce.
If an agreement hasn’t been made, they may need to have more evidence and witnesses to back up your side of the case, and to decide exactly what happens with the children, the money, the jewelry, and so on.
In general, the less things you need your attorney to do for you, the less your divorce will cost. Sometimes, you might be able to come to some agreements on your own, without the help of an attorney. The more that can be settled on between the two parties, the less time the attorney will need to spend on the case.
If there is a lot of debt involved your lawyer may recommend that you consult with a debt settlement attorney as well. This will make the case easier for everyone, and it can reduce the costs that you have to pay.
Source: Law And The Lawyer
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