Divorce can be a very expensive proposition, but the little known secret is that the cost of the divorce can be directly controlled by you and your spouse. You are the ones that determine how much or how little you will spend on attorney fees. Follow these steps to keep the cost of your divorce to a minimum.
- Work out as much as you can on your own. This can be hard to do because there are so many emotions involved with divorce. If you can find a way to hold business meetings with each other about your divorce in which you divide property and debts, arrange a parenting schedule, and work out child support, you will have resolved most of the issues in your divorce.
- Limit calls to your attorney. While you definitely want your attorney to help you make big decisions and solve major problems, calling your attorney about every minor parenting disagreement is going to increase your costs significantly. The best thing you can do is find a way to maintain some perspective. While it can be very frustrating when the other parent shows up late or does not return your child on time, often these are problems you can resolve together or which will settle down with time.
- See a therapist. Attorneys and therapist both work with divorce clients and you can probably reduce the time you need to spend with your attorney by seeing a therapist. A big benefit of this is that therapist hourly rates are less expensive than attorney hourly rates for the most part. While your attorney is skilled at helping you make decisions and understanding the issues in your case, a therapist can help you clarify what you want, suggest ways to communicate with your ex, and help you solve problems.
When you are going through a divorce or custody case, you need an attorney who will listen to you and be your untiring advocate. The Sampair Group is here for you in Maricopa County. Call us for an appointment with one of our knowledgeable attorneys now.