If you’re not careful, divorce could cost you a hand and a leg due to the expenses you’re likely to incur as you proceed. Although it’s not advisable to cut corners in a bid to ‘save’ on your divorce, there are a few tricks you can pull to make the whole process a bit more cost-effective.
The fact is, there isn’t one way to get a divorce, and it doesn't necessarily have to involve heated court battles. Depending on the nature of your divorce, there is a chance that you can scale through this process while saving money and time.
Here are some of the ways you can make your divorce cost-effective.
1. Go for mediation
Divorce doesn't always have to be World War III, and the good news is that you and your soon-to-be-ex can come to a mutually beneficial resolution without having to involve the court. By using an unbiased party known as the mediator, you drastically cut costs.
As long as you and your soon-to-be-ex can agree on basic things like asset division, child custody, etc., dissolving your marriage wouldn’t have to be expensive.
2. Begin with a positive mindset
Starting the process with a negative mindset will only cause more harm than good, especially on how long your divorce takes. The longer you take to agree on things with your soon-to-be-ex, the longer your attorney will be working for you which attracts more expenses in the long run.
Until you’re ready to forgive and forge ahead with a positive mindset will you see the divorce coming to an end.
3. Understand your assets
With an adequate understanding of your assets, you avoid confusion that might cost you more than you bargained for. If you could be as honest as possible when disclosing your assets, you save yourself hassles. However, hiding your assets, for whatever reason, will only lead to regret.
4. Say NO to DIY divorce
Never get a DIY divorce especially in a case where your marriage is ending as a result of secrecy or fighting. It never ends well since one party might get far less than they deserve after the divorce. Many divorcing couples are often tempted to go this route since it's a cost-effective option, but it never is when everything is accounted for.
5. Get a family lawyer
Want a cost-effective divorce? Get a family lawyer who knows his onions. If your case is complex or complicated, getting a divorce lawyer to guide you every step of the way will play in your best interest. We believe in helping our clients achieve their goals, and we are ever ready to help you achieve a cost-effective divorce. Don't hesitate to give us a call or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.