It’s estimated that 50% of marriages end up in divorce. If yours has hit a dead end you don’t have to force things to work out—you should go ahead and file for divorce. To have an easy time doing it, you should work closely with a reputable divorce lawyer. Before you go ahead with the process, there are a number of things you should know about divorce:
Divorce doesn’t have to be expensive
Most people go through expensive divorces but this doesn’t have to be the case with you. You can go through a cheap and less stressful divorce if you avoid going to court. If you ask the people that underwent expensive divorces, they will tell you that the prime reasons for the high costs are the court and lawyer fees. To revenge or make life difficult for the other partner, some divorcing partners opt to resolve their issues in court. In addition to this being embarrassing as you air your personal issues in public, it also tends to be expensive as you have to pay court fees every now and then. You also have to pay a divorce attorney to represent you.
To avoid this, you should have an agreement with your partner. If you are still in good talking terms with your former spouse you should have a sitting and agree on the different areas of your divorce such as separation of property, spousal, and child support. To make the agreement legal, you should hire a lawyer only once to sign it. By doing this you have a mature and less stressful divorce. You also save a lot of money and annoying trips to the court house.
Even if your spouse has refused to agree out of court, you can still keep your divorce costs low. You can easily do this by contacting your family lawyer only when it’s absolutely necessary. This can be during court appearances and when you are looking for expert advice. Since most of the lawyers charge by the hour, you save a lot of money as you pay only when necessary.
You have to pay spousal and child support
Unless you have agreed with your partner that none of you need the other party money, you will have to pay for spousal and child support. The amount that you pay depends on your financial muscle. To ensure that you pay a fair amount of money, you should get the advice of an experienced spousal or child support lawyer.