If circumstances dictate that you have to use a divorce attorney to handle your divorce proceedings, then you have no choice but to hire one. What you can do is to learn how to save precious dollars in your dealings with your divorce attorney.

The first thing to do is to get a written estimate of what your legal fees will be. Divorce attorneys are usually paid by the hour, which can be a very expensive proposition for you. You need to be sure and confident of your attorney’s capabilities to handle your case with the least amount of cost. You should try to find out if an hourly rate or a flat fee works best for your situation. Get the fee agreement in writing with all details clearly spelled out.

If you are getting billed by the hour, use your time wisely. Be prepared with a list of questions every time you call your lawyer. Do not get into the habit of phoning your lawyer unless it is important. You do not really need a lawyer’s service to decide how you and your spouse wish to divide personal items between yourselves. You will save a considerable amount of money if you can amicably agree on dividing your assets with your spouse.

Another thing to keep in mind is that even if you hire a divorce lawyer, you can still save on costs if the lawyer is competent enough to end the case in your favor without letting it drag on. Do not make the mistake of hiring an inexperienced lawyer or a lawyer who does not specialize in divorce. Such a lawyer may charge less but he won’t be able to bring your case to a quick and successful closure. It is important that you hire the best and most experienced (seasoned) divorce lawyer you can afford.


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