The expense of your divorce is usually directly related to how your divorce process started.
Think about it.
If you start your divorce with a great deal of communication, productive intervention by third parties to assist with child related issues and financial issues, you can actually manage the costs of your divorce quite well.
However, if even one thing goes awry, that is when trouble can occur.
Emotions, even though real and visceral, can provide the fuel to ignite the fire of an expensive divorce.
Adultery, domestic violence and financial shenanigans are just a few of the pitfalls that can derail a financially prudent divorce process.
So, how can we avoid the pitfalls.
Occasionally, you just can’t. But most of the time, you can.
First, get yourself to a highly experienced divorce attorney.
Second, let that attorney know that you need a plan that keeps it civil, keeps costs down, but at the same time, protects you. Have the attorney, at the initial consult, map out that plan. If the attorney cannot or does not, then find another attorney.
There are so many tools at the fingertips of the highly experienced divorce attorney. They include financial experts, mental health experts, mediators and more. If everyone has the same goal in mind, coupled with a highly experienced divorce attorney, you have a fighting chance at getting what you need.