Divorce is almost always a painful experience. But you can limit the pain to your finances if you remember one basic principle:your lawyer is working on an hourly basis. That means that to save money you will want to minimize the number of hours the lawyer spends working on your case.
Your mileage may vary, and some of the suggestions in this guide may not be appropriate for your case. But for most, these guidelines will steer you away from the pitfalls that can result in extra expense on the way to escaping a failed marriage.
Above all, remember, you can be penny wise and pound foolish. Saving money on legal fees isn't a good idea if the result is a bad outcome. But if you can use some of these suggestions you'll find that your legal costs are lowered substantially over the course of a contested divorce.
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