May 26, 2011
Money Saving Tips for Divorce Clients
No matter what kind of divorce situation you are in, one thing is certain, it will have significant costs associated with its resolution. That is true whether you hire an attorney or not.
The areas where attorneys help divorce clients the most are gathering documents, answering and filing court documents, and of course, appearing in court at hearings and trials. In the last instance, there is little you can do on your own, as you most definitely will want to have an attorney to at least go into the hearing with you. That being said, having your attorney appear in court with you will be your largest expense in the divorce proceedings.
In the second area, answering and filing court documents, you will again need some legal guidance. Fortunately, there is still a lot you can do on your own that will alleviate the burden on your attorney and possibly reduce some of the cost as well.
In some cases if your divorce is uncontested, involves no property or children, and you and your spouse can come to agreements on your major issues, you will be able to find an attorney who can offer you assistance at a rate based upon the difficulty of your case.
In fact, if you and your spouse are willing to come to complete agreements about every aspect of your divorce before even visiting an attorney, you may be eligible for mediation; which is an extremely affordable solution to divorce for everyone, and is far less stressful and time consuming than a divorce proceeding in the Family Court system.
The current financial climate determines that both attorneys and clients be willing to work together to come to agreements that suit the financial needs of everyone involved. Family law attorneys know and understand the expenses that are faced by couples when they divorce and in almost every instance are willing to tailor their fees and work with their clients to achieve the best possible results for as little expense as possible.