There are many issues associated with divorce, and one of the foremost is money. However, many people spend a lot of time worrying about child support and alimony alone. The reality is that the process of divorce can end up costing a lot of money even if child support or alimony is not part of the process.
Fortunately, there are some quick and easy ways for you to save money during your divorce. It is smart to do as much of the work on your own as you can, and carefully moderate the way that you communicate with your divorce attorney.
Do I need to write my own legal briefs?
Absolutely not. You should rely on your attorney for advice related to the law. However, since divorce does heavily involve financials, this means that your attorney will need information about all of your assets. If you put in the legwork and time to collect this information and deliver it to your attorney, this means that the attorney will not need to do this work for you.
This will end up saving you a lot of money. Anytime that your attorney needs information, volunteer to fetch it and you can save big.
How should I communicate with my attorney?
Divorce is understandably extremely emotional. However, it is better to tend to these emotions with the help of trusted family and friends or a professional therapist. Anytime you pick up your phone to contact your attorney, ask yourself if you could send an email instead. Succinct communication with your divorce attorney saves not only money, but time.