Divorces may be draining affairs emotionally and physically, but they don’t have to be financially. While many people think a divorce case is going to be expensive on top of their losing much of what they already own, you may be surprised to learn you have some control over the cost of your divorce. Our Dutchess County divorce lawyers have compiled a list of 10 ways to save money in your case into this handy infographic. Let’s look at five of them in a little more detail here.
Hire the Right Lawyer: You wouldn’t hire an electrician to fix your plumbing. So why hire a criminal lawyer to handle your divorce? By hiring a specialized attorney whose focus is solely on divorce and family law issues, you can be sure they will take the best and most pragmatic possible approach to your issue to solve it quickly and effectively, which will save you money.
Be Thorough & Organized: Preparation is key to a legal issue of any kind, and organization can help you with preparation. Any good attorney can tell you exactly what they need to see in order to proceed in your case, but it’s your job to make sure you obtain copies of it all, organize it, and bring it to them. Be willing to obtain anything they may request from you in order to expedite your case and make their job easier.
Be Patient: Each divorce is as unique as the couple that is obtaining it, so the process for completing yours will vary. Some divorces resolve relatively quickly and on good terms, but others take more time to complete a fair result. Ultimately, those who are patient and go through the process properly obtain the best results. Those who are impatient and try to speed the process along are often the unhappiest with their agreement.
Don’t Fight For Frivolous Things: Unless something holds immense sentimental value, don’t spend the money having your attorney fight for a piece of property that is otherwise replaceable. Often times the emotional burden of a divorce causes people to litigate unnecessarily, which adds tremendous expense to a case. Remember: divorces are intended to be fair in their outcome, not as a method of revenge on your ex.
Listen to Your Attorney: You pay your attorney to do a job: provide you with counsel and representation throughout your divorce case. They are uniquely qualified to handle these matters, so when they tell you something, even though it may not be something you like to hear, you should listen to them. Your attorney should keep your goals as the focus of their decisions, but they also should set realistic expectations for your case as well. Failing to listen to them could result in your case being dragged out longer, which can only increase costs and lead to frustration.
At the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we can handle your divorce case from
start to finish, no matter how complex. Our experienced Dutchess County divorce attorneys know what it takes to navigate through the complexities of the legal process, and we work hard to help you obtain a positive, desirable outcome. We are well-versed in the ever-changing landscape of family law, and we take a pragmatic approach to your issue in order to come to an ideal solution quickly and cost-effectively.