3 Tried-and-True Tips for Keeping Your Divorce Costs Low

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Divorce is a financial challenge in the best of times. The truth is that both you and your divorcing spouse will experience financial setbacks with your divorce, and keeping your divorce costs as low as possible (while still receiving the professional legal guidance you need) is the universal goal. Fortunately, there are three road-tested tips that can help you do just that. If you are facing a divorce, one of the most important first steps you can take is consulting with an experienced Coryell divorce attorney.

Tip One: Adopt a Collaborative Approach

One of the surest ways to minimize your divorce costs is by adopting a collaborative approach to divorce, which in essence, includes the following:

  • Setting an intention to work together in good faith to hammer out mutually acceptable divorce terms

  • Setting your differences aside to the best of your ability and focusing on making compromises that allow you to meet in the middle (regarding those terms that remain unresolved)

  • Working proactively with your respective divorce attorneys to find the middle ground you seek

Tip Two: Organize Your Own Raw Materials

Your divorce terms that relate to finances (which are all of them other than your child custody arrangements) will hinge on your financial documentation, and you can help reduce your costs if you organize these yourself. While your attorney can wade through a toppling pile of random documents, you can help him or her cut to the chase (and save you money in the process) by doing the groundwork yourself. The fact that you know the backstory also helps to ensure that your divorce attorney will get the full picture.

Tip Three: Divvy up Your Household Items between Yourselves

While the division of your marital property is critical to your financial future, this is far less true when it comes to the division of your household items. In fact, the adage that less is more comes to mind. While you will need the basics, if you are like most couples, you likely have enough for both of you to begin with. Further, it is never worth the legal cost of arguing over a pan, rice steamer, hair dryer, or anything else. If it becomes a heated battle, you can save yourself time, heartache, and expense by simply buying yourself a new one. Any attachment to the item in question you may feel likely has more to do with divorce emotions than with anything else, and reminding yourself of this fact can help.

If the item in question, however, has considerable sentimental value, it is a different matter that you shouldn’t ignore.

Turn to an Experienced Coryell Divorce Attorney for the Help You Need Today

Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Coryell, Texas, is a resourceful divorce attorney who is committed to helping you keep your divorce expenses down and your satisfaction with the results up. We are on your side, so please do not wait to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 for more information today.

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