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5 Tips to Save Money On Your Divorce

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    Posted: 16 Nov 2009 at 1:40am

Here are a few quick tips that can save you money on your divorce if you contracted for an hourly rate.
1. Wait until you have several questions before you call your attorney. Because hourly rates are billed in increments it will save you money to ask several questions at once. You should write down your questions before you call your lawyer and be clear about what information you want to know. This makes the telephone call more efficient and saves you money.

2. Use E-mail for correspondence instead of calling. Many lawyers do not bill when reading and responding to a simple E-mail questions. I personally check my e-mail at certain points during the day and just focus on clearing my mailbox. Since that is what I am focusing on at the time I do not bill for clearing out my box. Doing so would take me more time than I have freed up for that project. If you call your lawyer to ask the same question it requires more time to handle and interrupts what he was working on at the time.

3. Come to meetings and mediation prepared. If you are prepared and organized for a meeting it will take less time. It will also allow you to get more accomplished at the meeting. Try taking a few minutes to write an agenda of what you want to discuss at the meeting.

4. Donít fight over the blender. Remember that most items can be replaced. It does not make since to spend $1000 to fight over the $25 blender that Grandma Jones gave you for a wedding present.

5. Be willing to compromise. Agreed divorces cost less money, period. Generally, the more that you are willing to compromise on, the faster your divorce will proceed. There is life after divorce and the best revenge you can have is to live well.


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What a great tips here in order to save money. I appreciate topic like this. Hopefully, I can manage my money and save well too. Thanks for the tips here :) I will certainly save this for future use.
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Thanks for advice but I wish no couple go to this stage....
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Compromising is always the best way to go before getting a lawyer. If a divorce is needed figure out work out who gets what beforehand otherwise a lawyer will cost quite a bit of money to help you with this. Once you have this figured out then you can seek the help of an orlando divorce attorney.

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  • Understand your lawyer's fees: Rather than spend your money calling your attorney with every little question you have, make a list and set up an appointment with your attorney. Many attorneys charge for each 10-20 minute call that you may make and these fees aren't cheap. If you have a quick question, do the research yourself or get the e-mail of your lawyer's secretary.

  • Hire or become your own private investigator: Documentation of specific events, spending and incidents can mean the difference of several thousand dollars when it comes time to present your case. If your spouse is cheating on you or spending your money freely you need to document each one of these issues. Utilize a private investigator to keep an eye on your spouse can go a long way in the courtroom

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