Everybody loves a good bargain. This is why we buy things in bulk, why we look out for coupons and discounts, why we watch out for deals when we go shopping. While these instances are things we are all familiar with, it may interest you that you can save money on your divorce too. And by saving money, we don’t mean looking for a “budget lawyer.” But instead, a competent lawyer would make your divorce case more streamlined and push for negotiations instead. By making a few strategic choices, your divorce will go smoothly without you incurring too much expenses on legal fees and other miscellaneous items. So, if you are about to start the divorce process, check out the following ways to reduce the money you will have to spend.
Divorce litigation costs money but if you are looking to save money, choose a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation. Mediation takes away the need to go to court at all, and you would not have to pay your lawyer for billable hours spent on preparing for your case and appearing at your hearing. In some cases too, mediation shortens the whole divorce process and saves you and your partner money and time. If you would like to go for mediation, getting divorce help in Orlando will point you in the right direction on getting the best mediator in the city.
During a divorce process, all the debts in the marriage are shared equally between the couple as well as their marital assets. So, before your divorce proceeding commences, try to settle all of your marital debt so that when the divorce process is over, you will be left with little or no debt. This puts you in a great financial position to start a new life as a single or divorced individual. Although this does not reduce what the divorce process will cost you, it eases the financial stress caused by the divorce.
Being organized and prepared for divorce includes having all your documents ready for your lawyer to review. Doing this reduces the number of hours your lawyer has to bill you for, thereby reducing your expenses.
If you go for professional divorce help, you will learn that in a divorce process, choosing your battles wisely and knowing when to compromise are two important factors to consider to save you and your spouse time and stress. Cooperate with your spouse to save both your time and consequently, money. The longer the divorce process goes on, the more money you are going to spend except of course you opt for divorce mediation in Orlando. Some battles are not worth fighting. A professional Divorce help can help you identify those issues that you should maintain your stance on and the ones you should compromise.
At Do Divorce Better, we offer divorce mediation services in Orlando. Call us today on (407) 704-6061 to book a consultation session.
Heather Oller is a licensed mental health professional with a Masters degree in counseling and psychology. She is an expert therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Counseling & Conflict Resolution and is a Florida certified family court mediator. She is also a qualified Parent Coordinator. She specializes in conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution.Schedule Your Consultation