While you may want to end the marriage between you and your spouse, the cost of divorce might make you consider staying married. In fact, according to CNBC, a divorce costs, on average, about $15,000. Luckily, there are things you can do to help cut down on the costs of marital dissolution.
Lower Your Debt before the Divorce
The less debt you have with your spouse, the less likely there will be long drawn out legal proceedings to determine who will be financial responsible for which part of the debt.
Work on a Divorce Settlement with Your Spouse
If you’re able to speak to your spouse about how to divide assets, you can do this without spending the hourly rate of a lawyer. That way, you’ll just need to use your lawyer for the court portion of the dissolution.
Gather All Financial Information for the Lawyer
If your lawyer does not have to search for information, the less work he or she will have to do. In fact, anything that can make the job easier for your lawyer will probably save you money. So gather all of the evidence he or she will need to build a strong case.
Seeking a Consultation
When you seek a consultation with a lawyer, you’ll be able to find out what you need to do to help reduce the costs of a divorce. You’ll also be able to get an idea on how much it will cost you, so you can financially prepare for it.
Warren & Migliaccio: Seek Divorce Assistance Today
When it’s time to end your marriage, contact the divorce and family law attorneys at Warren & Migliaccio. Our experience in divorce court can help you seek the retribution you deserve from your marital dissolution. Contact us today at 888-584-9614 for a consultation.