What Do I Do if Divorcing Seems Too Expensive for Me?

Divorce Legal Fees

There is no question that divorce can be an expensive process. When transitioning a single household into two separate households, purchases will have to be made, accounts divided and legal fees accounted for. But it is a myth that divorce is too expensive for the vast majority of couples. Certainly, some highly contentious divorce processes can be very expensive. But for the most part, couples retain a great deal of control over how expensive their divorces become. Certain filing fees and basic legal services apply to all divorces. In addition, the practical costs associated with dividing a household must be managed by all couples. However, there are ways to keep the costs of divorce very reasonable under most circumstances.

If you have questions about whether or not the divorce process can be made as financially manageable as possible under the unique circumstances your family currently faces, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation with our firm. Speaking with us does not commit you to taking any legal action. It will simply help you to become more informed about your legal options. And generally speaking, there are usually numerous ways we can assist couples in keeping their divorce-related costs manageable.

Keeping Divorce Costs Manageable

Some couples opt to legally separate instead of pursuing a formal divorce. But generally speaking, divorce is financially challenging – not unmanageable. When couples have fundamental differences, they may require judicial intervention in order to resolve their property division and/or child custody disputes. These contentious divorces can become expensive, simply because they often result in steep legal fees. But nowadays, fewer and fewer divorces require judicial intervention. Most couples are able to come to an agreement about their divorce settlement terms through mediation and/or attorney-led negotiations. These alternative processes tend to take less time and tend to be far less expensive than traditional contentious divorces.

In this way, the major costs associated with divorce are generally up to you and your spouse. If you both can compromise and work through your differences (with the assistance of your attorneys) outside the courtroom, your legal fees are less likely to be financially prohibitive. And if you do have fundamental differences, our firm can help to determine the best ways to keep divorce within your financial means.

Divorce Assistance Is Available

If you are concerned about the costs associated with divorce, please consider scheduling a consultation with our firm today. Once we learn more about your financial situation, we will be able to advise you of your options and provide you with the necessary guidance and support. Perhaps a legal separation makes the most sense for your situation. Or perhaps a collaborative approach to divorce will cost you far less than you initially have been led to believe. Or perhaps an intelligent approach to property division and spousal support will alleviate your concerns that you cannot afford to divorce. Once you meet with an attorney and they learn about your needs and priorities, you will be able to make an informed decision about your situation. 

Source: Family Lawyer Arlington, Texas, Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC