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How Can I Keep My Illinois Divorce Costs Low?

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DuPage County divorce attorneyDivorce is considered to be one of the most stressful life events you can experience, and almost 50% of married couples go through it. One of the factors that contributes to the stress of a divorce is the financial aspect. It has been estimated that divorces can cost anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars to almost $100,000, depending on the couple’s situation. While getting a divorce is never free, there are certain things that you can do to help keep your divorce costs reasonable.

Come Prepared to Meetings With Your Attorney

While your attorney will play a crucial role in your divorce case, you want to make the best use of their time and avoid paying for unnecessary attorney's fees. In order to cut back on the amount of time spent in legal meetings, come to your appointments organized. If you know that you will be meeting to discuss property division, make sure you come prepared with a list of your marital assets and debts and any other relevant financial documents that may be useful to your attorney.

Be Prepared to Negotiate

Nobody ever gets everything that they want in a divorce. It is important for you to have a realistic idea of what is and is not possible when it comes to a divorce settlement. The most expensive divorces are those that go to trial because the spouses cannot reach a settlement outside of court. It is important to know when to compromise to save you time and money.

Pick and Choose Your Battles

On the other hand, it is important for you to recognize which battles are worth fighting. Consider which issues are most important to you before starting the deliberation process. If you are insistent on keeping your marital home, you may not argue with your spouse when they ask to keep other marital assets. Determining what matters most to you can benefit you emotionally and financially.

A DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Can Help You Keep Costs Reasonable

Getting a divorce is an opportunity for you to have a fresh start in life. Do not let the cost of your divorce financially cripple your future. At Goostree Law Group, we understand that the financial side of divorce can be just as taxing as the emotional side. Our team of experienced Naperville, IL divorce attorneys will work hard to help you maintain healthy finances while making sure your interests are being protected every step of the way. Contact our office today by calling 630-364-4046 to schedule a free consultation. 

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/07/22/8-ways-to-lower-the-cost-of-a-divorce/#6a6fffd74a31

https://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/15-ways-to-save-money-on-divorce/?all

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/11/26/how-much-does-cost-get-divorce-most-expensive-states/38446243/

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