How to Avoid an Expensive Divorce

To say divorce can be stressful is an understatement. For many individuals, it is one of the most challenging experiences of their lives, and can be made even more so if the divorce process ends up costing a lot more money than anticipated.

The cost of a divorce ranges, and is affected by a number of factors. We can always control our own actions and endeavour to negotiate and settle a case in an amicable manner, however, what we don’t know is what to expect from the other side. We can’t control the opposing party’s actions or goals. Unfortunately, sometimes that can mean the other party decides to litigate the case or take it to court.

There are a few ways to keep costs low if both parties in a divorce case are willing to work together. These strategies include:

  1. Do your homework. In a divorce case you will likely have to divide assets and debts, so it’s important to start compiling documentation that shows what the current state of the assets and debts are. This can help the case move a bit quicker.
  2. Hire an attorney. An attorney will be able to provide insights about what a court may do in your situation and will walk you through other steps that come along with the division of a marital estate.
  3. Agree on general terms. To keep costs low, parties can walk through what they want the outcome to be and reach a compromise ahead of time. If you can reach general terms of agreement, you can take the agreement to your respective attorneys and work on final orders.

At Sandoval Law Firm we understand the stress of dealing with divorce, child custody and domestic violence. Our firm consists of founding attorney Raul Sandoval Jr. and a dedicated support staff. Mr. Sandoval earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. Since that time, he has been practicing family law in the Austin area, as well as teaching seminars, classes and other forms of professional development.