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How to minimize Divorce costs which can bankrupt you

HOW TO CONTROL AND MINIMIZE YOUR LEGAL COSTS IN DIVORCE

CanLaw's Guide to the Law for the layperson on Divorce, Separation agreements, Custody, Access, Child Support, Spousal Support and Equalization issues.

 

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Here are some options on how to keep divorce costs down.

They depend entirely on your keeping things between you and your spouse amicable. Unfortunately for women, divorce is usually about getting even.

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  • How an Uncontested divorce works Uncontested Divorce: Full details. Is this right for you?
  • If you and your ex can cooperate on terms for your divorce then an uncontested divorce is the smartest option available.

  • An uncontested divorce can be had for about $550.00 in court filing fees and another $3 or 400 for an agent or paralegal, possibly less as you can do the work yourself.

  • Uncontested divorce procedures are designed to be simple and require much less paperwork, fewer court appearances and less time.

  • Caution: Be very clear on all the costs quoted you in any divorce or other legal action. There can be unquoted "disbursements" or "court fees" Ask before you retain anyone.

  • Ideally uncontested divorces are for couples who have been married for a relatively short time, have no minor children, and have no substantial real estate assets, joint or separate financial assets.

  • Even if children or significant assets are involved, if the parties can resolve the key issues themselves they should be able to file for an uncontested divorce.

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  • Click here for full details on how a mediator can help Mediation:
    How it can help in controlling divorce costs

    Mediators are neutral third parties who will help the couple cut through the nonsense and reach an agreement for their divorce. The couple avoids the costs of litigation. The mediator helps the parties communicate amicably and reasonably to reach a fair and equitable arrangement for their divorce and related matters.

  • Arbitration: Arbitration is binding mediation.

    It may be used when couples want to agree, but need a little push.

  • Click here: Divorce by collaboration saves money Collaborative Divorce: How to use lawyers and control costs

    Many lawyers now offer collaboration which simply means the lawyers abandon their usual adversarial approach and all parties work together to sort out the problems out of court and without the sturm und drang of law suits, motions, counter motions, threats and counter threats.

In All cases, a separation agreement is definitely recommended. Separation agreement kit Click here Click here to see the CanLaw Separation Agreement


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