How Much Will My Divorce Cost?
Working Together to Minimize Divorce Expenses
It is very reasonable to wonder how much your divorce is going to cost. The financial cost of your divorce will depend on how well you and your spouse are able to cooperate in reaching a settlement. The more that you and your spouse fight in court, the more expensive your divorce will become.
Financial concerns regarding divorce are extremely common. The costs of hiring an attorney, paying filing and court fees, and taking time off of work can all add up quickly. This does not even begin to address the portion of the marital estate that your spouse may receive when your property is divided.
In many cases, a couple will stay in an unhappy, unhealthy marriage because they fear the costs of divorce will be too great. Divorce, however, does not need to be prohibitively expensive. At Abear Law Offices, our experienced family law attorneys realize that an efficient, negotiated divorce settlement can provide the new start you need at a price you can afford.
Reducing Conflict Can Save Money
Limiting the cost of your divorce is simple in concept but may be difficult in practice. You can reduce your out-of-pocket costs by working closely with your spouse to develop an agreement that meets the needs of your entire family. Not only will such negotiations help you save money, they can also allow the process to move much faster. When you cannot reach an agreement on anything and leave all of the important decisions to the court, your divorce can become quite costly. The longer your case goes on, the more you will need to pay.
If you have questions about the divorce process, including the expenses you will need to cover, contact our office. At Abear Law Offices, our experienced divorce attorneys are equipped to provide the responsible, cost-effective representation you need. Call 630-904-3033 for a free consultation or visit one of our offices in Wheaton, St. Charles, Naperville, Warrenville, or Chicago.