Divorce can be very expensive. While this is no secret, many people focus on expenses related to alimony payments or child support. The reality is that these expenses do not apply until after the divorce itself.
Meanwhile, the literal legal process of divorce can cost you tens of thousands of dollars under certain circumstances. Fortunately, there are many ways to easily save money on divorce. Two good ways are to ensure that you do all of the work yourself that is possible, and that you carefully moderate your conversations with your divorce attorney.
The DIY aspects of divorce
Keep in mind that nobody is expecting you to conjure your own legal brief. Anything directly having to do with the law is the responsibility of your divorce attorney. However, since divorce centers heavily around financials, this means that your divorce attorney is going to need a lot of data regarding your assets.
You should always volunteer to collect this data yourself if you are keen on saving money. Doing this yourself rather than outsourcing it to your divorce attorney will save you as many billable hours.
Your divorce attorney is there to support you in all legal aspects of divorce. However, divorce is also extremely emotional. If you want to save money, keep your conversations with your attorney as professional as possible. Even better, try to limit your conversations to emails.
While you definitely need a strong support network as you go through divorce, this should be from professional counselors or trusted family members and friends. Keep your communications with your attorneys business-only and you will save.