Divorce Fee Tips

Are you unable to afford a divorce? Read these divorce fee tips and contact Divorce Lawyer Brian Freeman today.

Keeping Divorce Expenses Low

One of the first things parties who come to me are concerned about is the cost of getting divorced. They ask, “How much can I expect to pay out during the course of the divorce?” My short answer is, “That depends.” If you’re the kind of person who needs to constantly call your attorney, it will cost more. If your attorney is doing all of the leg work in gathering your documentation, such as your bank records, tax statements, and a lot of the papers that most people can obtain for themselves, it will cost more.

You’ll be paying for your attorney’s services based on an hourly rate. If you’re constantly in contact with your attorney – and you certainly should feel that you can call your attorney at any time – you must understand that there’s a cost. When your attorney is speaking with you, he’s not doing work for other clients. As a result, that attorney rightly expects to be compensated for his time. Keeping your questions succinct and to the point will certainly lessen the amount of time you need to speak to your attorney and will enable him to answer you more directly. That will, in turn, save you both time and money.

The Best Way to Manage the Divorce Process

Many clients will ask, “How do I cope with this divorce? How do I make it a process that is not going to send me into a depression; something that I can try and reasonably get through without a whole lot of stress and emotional distress and worry?” The best way I’ve found is to be prepared. The best approach to that is to map out all the assets of the marriage. Have all your bank statements, checking accounts, proof of income, and pension records available. In terms of children, obviously there are quite a few different issues, particularly if you’re fighting over issues of custody and parenting time. When it comes to the financial issues, you can certainly limit your emotional distress by being prepared and gathering all the records needed to properly evaluate the financial situation.

Requiring Your Spouse to Pay the Legal Fees for Divorce

When one spouse doesn’t have the means to afford an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, and the other spouse has more than adequate means to do so, you can file a complaint for divorce and seek attorney fees from the other spouse.

This depends on the intricacy of the divorce and the gap in income between the spouses. There are additional factors that can also be involved, but there are many instances in which one spouse can obtain either the entire attorney fees or partial attorney fees from the other spouse.

Are you unable to afford a divorce? Contact experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Brian Freeman to require your spouse to pay the legal fees.