How to minimize the cost of a Texas divorceOn behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
When a Texas couple makes the decision to end their marriage, their next concern is often the cost of moving through a divorce. Virtually everyone knows at least one couple who went through a nasty and expensive divorce, and who emerged in shaky financial standing when the dust settled. However, it is important to know that this does not have to be the path taken as a marriage comes to an end. Spouses have a great deal of control over the ultimate cost of their divorce.
The best way to minimize costs is to sit down with one another and make it a priority to preserve as much of the family’s wealth as possible. Spending less on legal fees and other divorce needs means that there is more to divide between spouses. This can leave everyone better positioned to move forward in their new lives.
Once the decision has been made to work in a collaborative manner, there are specific tips that can be employed to save both time and money. For example, making decisions in a timely manner is a great way to save on legal fees. While no one should make a decision before they are aware of the full ramifications, it is also important not to drag one’s feet in the decision-making process. Whenever possible, try to minimize debate and combat indecision, which will speed the entire process along. It is also helpful to try and maintain a civil and respectful attitude toward the other spouse, which can reduce contention.
By putting these tips into action, Texas spouses can take control of their own divorce and help move the process toward a fast and mutually agreeable resolution. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that both spouses are able to move forward with a degree of financial security. By working together to minimize the cost of a divorce, this goal is within reach.
Source: The Washington Times, Which is more expensive, marriage or divorce?, Myra Fleischer, Sept. 30, 2013