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Ways you may increase the cost of your divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2022 | Blog, Divorce

Everyone wants to find ways to save money, especially when they are going through a divorce. While you certainly want to ensure you spend what is necessary for good representation and to move the process along, you do not want to overspend needlessly.

Unfortunately, you may be doing things that are adding to your overall costs. Knowing these mistakes can help you to keep the expense of your divorce under control.

Not planning

If you and your spouse can work out an agreement before either of you files for divorce, it will save you money. It will also save time. You should try to work out everything you can on all points and only leave those things you cannot agree on for court. Anytime you have to go into the courtroom, it will cost you money, so keep that in mind. Try to do as much as possible outside court.

Not listening

If your attorney is telling you to do something or not to do something, you should listen. He or she is only looking out for you and trying to help move your divorce along. For example, if you do not fill out paperwork within the time the attorney asks, it could land you in trouble because you may miss court deadlines. It also slows down the whole process.

Not using your attorney wisely

You should avoid calling your attorney for every little thing. You should not be too dependent on your attorney because you have to pay for all those phone calls. Consider first if the issue is something you can handle, or write it down and ask your attorney about it at your next scheduled meeting. Besides adding to your costs, it also is taking away time your attorney could be working on your case when you are running to him or her too often with non-urgent matters.

These things may not seem like a big deal when you are going through your divorce, but they can add up the costs. Being a bit more aware can save you quite a bit.

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