Four Ways To Save Money And Cut Costs During Divorce

The cost of a divorce can vary wildly, depending on how complicated your finances are, whether or not you have children, and how long you have been together. However, no matter how simple or complex your divorce may be, there are several steps you can take in order to save money during the divorce process.

•    Consider divorce mediation. Divorce mediation is probably the option that you can choose in order significantly cut the costs of your divorce proceedings. However, be sure that both you and your spouse are open to the idea, which requires open communication and tough compromise.
•    Gather your paperwork yourself. Getting together information regarding your property, assets, retirement funds, and debts can save your attorney time and save you money. In addition, understanding exactly where you stand when it comes to assets and property will also make the process go faster. Organize your information so that you don’t spend attorney visits shuffling through papers.
•    Communicate with your spouse. Very simply, the better your communication with your spouse, the faster your divorce will proceed. If you can work out the basics with your spouse outside of court and without communicating through your lawyers, you can save everyone time and money.
•    Do your homework. Your divorce attorney can answer your questions about Washington State divorce, but you can probably find all of the general information you need about the legal aspects of divorce with a little research. If you do your homework ahead of time, you can use your time with your divorce attorney to discuss your own case, not general divorce law.

Of course, there are places were you should probably not skimp when it comes to spending on your divorce. Be sure to pick a Washington State divorce attorney with experience, knowledge, and a history of positive interactions with clients. And be sure to pick a divorce lawyer who takes the time to discuss all of your questions and concerns.

Molly B. Kenny
Founder and Principal Divorce Attorney
Molly B. Kenny's Bellevue family law office is conveniently located on Lake Bellevue Drive, making it easily accessible to those in the greater Seattle area. Our divorce and child custody lawyers help men and women get the information, guidance, and compassionate representation they need.
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