Divorce can be a costly process, but it does not have to be. In fact, there are several strategies that parties can use to save money on their proceedings. Learn more about them in the following sections, and discover which purported money-saving tips can actually do more harm than good.
Avoid Litigation Whenever Possible
While negotiated divorces can be complex and costly, they tend to be less expensive than litigated divorces. Part of this is due to the way proceedings are conducted (going to court is generally most expensive than meeting with a mediator), but there are other factors involved as well. For example, a litigated divorce places your financial future in the hands of a judge; in mediation, you tend to have more control over the outcome of your case.