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Ideas for Getting a Cheap Divorce
Written by: Jillian Hester
Ideas to Getting a Cheap Divorce
Divorce is difficult. That's a well known fact, and another well known fact about divorce is that it is usually expensive. Even if the divorce is uncontested, there are attorney fees, court costs, and other things that you will have to deal with. So, can you truly get a cheap divorce? It really depends on the state that you live in, and the laws and regulations. A normal divorce can range from around $1500.00 to well over $15,000.00, and that's nothing to smirk at! Here are some ideas to help you make your divorce a cheap divorce.
Plan Your Divorce
When you were planning your wedding, you sure didn't think you'd ever be planning your divorce, right? Well, planning the divorce can really help you cut down on costs. With more contested issues, the divorce will cost you more. Try to get an attorney that will accept a flat fee per each contested issue. That way, you can minimize those issues as much as you can. To do this, you will need to have open communication with your spouse. If the two of you can settle matters such as custody, alimony payments, division of properties and division of assets, you will end up paying the attorney less.
Try 'Cheap Divorce' Specialists
There are cheap divorces available through certain specialists who know how to speed the process along. With many of these specialists, you can obtain a divorce without going to court. It does help if you if your issues are uncontested, but even a contested divorce can be performed in between 6 and 12 weeks, and for a minimal amount of money. An average price of one of these divorces is around $700.00 and this includes typing and filing fees. If there are any specialists like this in your area, it is worth checking out. Again, try to resolve as many issues as you can before you visit a divorce attorney to minimize costs.
You can find divorce specialists online who can perform a very cheap divorce. They can be as low as $200 for a completely uncontested divorce. However, with this method, you need to be extremely careful. There are a ton of scammers waiting to take your money, and offering a very cheap divorce is just another way for them to do it. Try and check references or credibility. Check for an online company that has a phone number and an actual person that you can speak to. This will help you determine exactly what you're getting with this kind of cheap divorce. Another thing you can do is ask for a background check. This will help you confirm that the people you are dealing with have never been charged with fraud or anything else suspicious.
Solve Most of Your Issues Alone
No matter what you do, it is always better if you can resolve most of your issues alone. Be careful when dealing with specialists who offer a lot for a small amount of money. If possible, try a specialist that has been recommended to you. This way, you can get a cheap divorce and move on with your life.